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^  THE    EMIGRANT,    1603-1653 



Late    Member    of   the    New    England    Historic    Genealogical   Society, 

Southern  History  Association,  British  Record  Society,  Society  of 

Colonial  Wars,  Governor  Thomas  Dudley  Association, 

Sons  of  the  American  Revolution,  etc. 

Collated  and  edited  by 

WILLIAM  E.   BRIGHAM,  Associate  Editor 





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The  following  named  Special  Contributors,  by  their  generous 
provision,  made  possible  the  preparation  and  publication  of  The 
History  of  the  Brigham  Family: 

Arthur  L.  Allen  of  Pittsburg. 
Alfred  Brigham  of  Boston. 
A.  Ward  Brigham  of  New  York. 
Charles  O.  Brigham  of  Toledo. 
Edmimd  D.  Brigham  of  Chicago. 
Edmund  S.  Brigham  of  Boston. 
Elizabeth  F.  Brigham  of  Brookline. 
Emma  E.  Brigham  of  Boston. 
George  E.  Brigham  of  Boston. 
George  French  Brigham  of  Sharon,  Wis. 
Helen  F.  Brigham  of  Cambridge. 
Helen  S.  Brigham  of  Fitchburg. 
Henry  H.  Brigham  of  Chicago. 
Joel  Brigham  of  Wauseon,  Ohio. 
Johnson  Brigham  of  Des  Moines,  Iowa. 
Mary  E.  Brigham  of  Medfield,  Mass. 
Mary  M.  Brigham  of  Cambridge. 
William  E.  Brigham  of  Somerville,  Mass. 
Dwight  R.  Burrell  of  Canandaigua,  N.  Y. 
Rose  Brigham  Coxford  of  New  York. 
Sarah  L.  Hill  of  Newton,  Mass. 
Elmer  P.  Howe  of  Boston. 
George  A.  Lowe  of  Salt  Lake  City. 
Henry  Brigham  Rice  of  Boston. 
L.  Frederick  Rice  of  Boston. 



I  Etymology  of  Brigham         .... 
II  Orthography  of  Brigham     .... 
Ill  English  Brigham  Places       .... 
IV  Author's  Journey  to  Brigham  Places     . 
V  Heraldry  and  Brigham  "  Armigers  "  . 
VI  Nicholas  Brigham,  Poet,  Jurist,  Antiquarian 
VII  Early  American  Brighams     .... 
VIII  Marlboro   and   Its   Brighams 


Thomas  Brigham,  the  Emigrant 

Second   Generation 

Third  Generation  . 

Fourth   Generation 

Fifth  Generation    . 

Sixth  Generation   . 

Seventh  Generation 

Eighth  Generation 

Ninth  Generation  . 















A  "  Brigham  Farme  on  Ye  Rocks  " 

B  Brighams  in  the  Early  Wars  . 

C  American  Brigham  Places 

D  Brigham  Young,  not  a  Brigham 

E  Two  Brigham  Hospitals 

F  The  Brigham  Family  Association 


Addenda 564 

Owner's  Lineage 565 

Index 567 



Willard  I.   T.   Brigham  .....         Frontispiece 


St.  Bridget's  Cathedral,  Brigham,  Cumberland,  England       .         6 
Earl  Gray  Monument,  Newcastle-upon-Tyne;  Brigham  Forge; 

Site  of  Ancient  Chapel,  Brigham;  Field  of  Parliament     .  8 

Brigham,   Yorkshire.      Brigham    Monument;    Manor    House; 

Brigham  Arms  and  Landing;  Brigham  Hill    .         .         .       10 
Brigham,  Cumberland.    Main  Street;  School-house;  Approach 

to  St.  Bridget's  Church;  Bridge  over  Derwent         .  '       .       12 
Priest    Whitney    Place,    Northboro;    John-    Brigham's    Mill 
Dam,    Northboro;    SamueP    Brigham's    Tanyard,    Marl- 
boro; Indian  Burial  Plot  on  Thomas-  Brigham's  Farm     .       26 
Brigham  Cemetery,  Marlboro         ......       28 

Map  of  Cambridge  in  1635 35 

Grave   of    SamueP    Brigham,    Marlboro    Cemetery;    "Mercy 

Kurd's  Cap  Box" 53 

Room  in  Joseph*  Brigham  House,  Marlboro  .         ...       66 

Signatures  of  Heirs  of  Colonel  Levi  Brigham       .         .         .106 
Joseph*  Brigham  House,  Marlboro         .         .         .         .         .110 

Judge    Elijah    Brigham    (99);    Forbes    (Moses"*    Brigham) 

Homestead,   Westboro     .         .         .  .         .         .         .130 

Gershom*   Brigham   House,  Westboro;   Captain   Tilly^   Brig- 
ham House,  Brookfield  .         .         .         .         .         .         .146 

Winslow  and  Alice  (Cushing)  Brigham  (101)       .         .         .154 

Paul  Brigham   (128) 169 

Major  Jedediah  Brigham  (164) 192 

Monument  to  Colonel  Ephraim  Brigham         .         .         .         .212 
Colonel  Ephraim  Brigham  Homestead,  Marlboro    .         .  .     224 

Elijah  Brigham  Phillips  (248) 242 

Nathaniel  and  Dolly  (Ball)  Brigham  (249)  ....     250  T 

Thomas  Brigham  Rice  (339) 292  ^ 

Peter  Bent  Brigham  (343) 296 

Henry  R.  Brigham   (344) 298 

Aiiariah  Brigham,  M.  D.,  (365) 310 

Charles  Brigham  (381);  Lieut.  Charles  H.  Brigham     .         .     319 

William  Pitt  Brigham   (397) 328 

John  Brigham    (423)     ........     344 



Mary  A.  Brigham   (441)        .         .  .         .         .         . 

Lincoln  F.  Brigham  (474) 

Dr.  Adolphus  Brigham  (485) 

Charles  H.  Brigham   (746);  John  S.  Brigham   (491);  Mrs 

Ella  Brigham  Stevens;  Edward  D.  Brigham  (820) 
Dr.  Leverett  E.  Goodell  (504) 
Hon.  Joel  Brigham   (507)      .... 
Lemuel  Hawley  Brigham  (536) 
Luther  Ayers  Brigham  (537) 

Waldo  Brigham  (538) 

Henry  M.  McFarland   (538) 

Robert  Breck  Brigham  (539) 

Addington   M.    Brigham    (541) 

Mavor    Brigham    (562)  .... 

Lewis  and  Susan  Augusta  (Brigham)  Rice  (522) 

Phineas  Brigham   (640)  .... 

Elijah  Winslow  Brigham  (524) 

Hon.   Lewis  Alexander  Brigham    (654) 

William  Dexter  Brigham  (676) 

Martyn  Freeman  Brigham  (69S)  . 

Emma  E.   Brigham   (693) 

Hosea  W.  Brigham  (699) 



Dexter  H.  Brigham   (706) 

Loriman  S.  Brigham   (713) 

Seth  E.  Brigham   (735) 

Lewis  Frederick  and  Caroline  Elizabeth  (Ellis)  Rice  (522) 

Dr.  Franklin  W.  Brigham  (739)  • 

Colonel  Joseph  H.  Brigham  (751) 

William  E.  Brigham   (761)    . 

C.  O.  Brigham  (768) 

Brigham  Family  Association  at  Worcester,  1896 
Alasco    De    Lancey    Brigham    (799) ;    Mrs.    Rose    Brigham 
Coxford  ...... 

Hon.  Johnson  Brigham   (802)        .         . 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Dexter  E.  Brigham  (811) 

Nathaniel   Maynard   Brigham    (813) 

Dr.  B.  A.  R.  Brigham  (823) 

Brigham  Family  Association  at  Marlboro,  1898 

Brigham  Family  Association  at  Boston,  1904 




After  almost  incredible  obstacles  The  History  of  the  Brigham 
Family  is  herewith  submitted  to  the  living  descendants  of  Thomas 
Brigham,  the  Puritan.  Until  this  volume,  the  only  record  of  this 
great  American  family  was  to  be  found  in  the  conscientious  vol- 
ume, Brigham,  issued  by  Rev.  Abner  Morse,  A.  M.,  in  1859-  The 
idea  of  taking  up  and  developing  the  work  so  well  begun  by  Mr. 
Morse  had  its  inception  with  Dr.  B.  A.  R.  Brigham  of  Chicago, 
through  whose  instrumentality  the  Brigham  Family  Association 
was  organized  18  Oct.,  1893  (see  Appendix).  It  was  and  always 
has  been  the  main  purpose  of  the  Association  to  publish  a  family 
history,  but  Dr.  Brigham  personally  assumed  the  task  and  responsi- 
bility of  preparing  the  work,  although  drawing  heavily  upon  mem- 
bers of  the  family  throughout  the  country  for  support.  In  1896, 
by  reason  of  ill  health,  he  had  become  so  incapacitated  for  work 
that  he  was  compelled  to  relinquish  the  task  he  had  laid  out  for 

Since  its  organization,  Willard  Irving  Tyler  Brigham  of  Chi- 
cago had  served  the  Association  modestly,  but  with  marked  ability 
as  historian,  and  in  1901,  the  task  of  bringing  genealogical  order 
out  of  existing  chaos  was  placed  in  his  competent  hands.  He 
already  had  attracted  some  notice  in  the  genealogical  field  and  had 
made  good  progress  with  the  Tyler  Genealogy.  No  family  ever 
was  blessed  with  a  more  painstaking  and  conscientious,  yet  brillant 
historian.  He  had  abandoned  a  promising  career  at  the  bar  to  take 
up  work  of  this  class,  and  for  years  had  been  studying  and  traveling 
in  pursuit  of  genealogical  knowledge,  particularly  with  reference 
to  the  Tyler  and  Brigham  families.  His  historical  sketches  of 
the  Brigham  Family,  including  a  most  exhaustive  attempt  to  trace 
its  origin  in  Great  Britain,  were  collated  and  published  in  an  official 
report  in  1901.  Revised  by  Mr.  Brigham,  these  constitute  an  im- 
portant feature  of  the  present  work.  The  pictures  of  scenes  in 
Great  Britain  which  appear  herein  are  from  original  photographs 
taken  by  Mr.  Brigham  on  this  trip. 

Acting  under  a  definite  arrangement  with  the  officials  of  the 
B.  F.  A.,  Mr.  Brigham  entered  bravely  upon  his  work  in  the  sum- 
mer  of   1901.      He  had   practically  to  start  anew,   but  after   the 


xii       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

decease  of  Dr.  Brigham,  he  negotiated,  on  behalf  of  the  B.  F.  A., 
the  return  of  the  records  gathered  by  the  Doctor,  which  had  been 
retained  by  his  estate.  These  were  of  material  assistance,  although 
the  papers  had  been  much  injured  by  lack  of  care  and  were  often 
diflBcult  to  decipher.  These  papers  were  destroyed  by  our  gene- 
alogist after  he  had  carefully  copied  them  all,  hence  we  have  been 
unable  to  consult  them  for  purposes  of  verification. 

President  Charles  O.  Brigham  of  Toledo  devised  the  plan  under 
which  an  arrangement  was  made  with  Willard  I.  T.  Brigham  to 
complete  and  publish  350  copies  of  the  Family  History  within  three 
and  one-half  years,  the  original  term  of  five  years  having  been 
shortened  by  the  receipt  of  the  Doctor's  papers.  Ill  health  soon 
drove  Willard  to  Arizona,  where  he  continued  his  work  for  two 
years,  practically  from  a  dying  bed.  His  one  prayer  was  that  he 
might  live  long  enough  to  complete  the  work  he  had  undertaken. 
This,  however,  was  not  to  be,  for  he  died  in  Auburn,  California, 
26  Sept.,  1904.  None  except  those  intimately  associated  with  him 
and  his  work  can  appreciate  the  sacrifices  made  by  him  and  his 
devoted  wife,  the  hardships  and  discouragements  under  which  he 
labored  and  the  debt  of  gratitude  which  all  of  the  name  and  blood 
of  Brigham  owe  to  his  memory. 

Mr.  Brigham's  death  was  a  stunning  blow  to  the  enterprise.  So 
thoroughly,  however,  had  his  work  been  done  that  the  Publication 
Committee  found  it  practicable  to  place  the  data,  all  in  the  hand- 
writing of  the  genealogist,  in  the  hands  of  an  editor. 

A  competent  person  was  found  in  Miss  Emma  E.  Brigham  of 
Boston.  She  had  been  actively  identified  with  the  B.  F.  A.  since 
its  inception  (librarian-curator  1893-1896,  secretary  1896-1900, 
treasurer  1900-1906-7),  and  by  means  of  intimate  associations  had 
acquired  a  more  accurate  and  thorough  knowledge  of  the  Brigham 
lines  than  anyone  else.  She  had  also  the  advantages  of  large 
executive  training  and  a  good  literary  equipment.  At  great  self- 
sacrifice.  Miss  Brigham  collated  and  edited  the  MS.  left  by  the 
deceased  genealogist,  meantime  adding  names  and  data  represent- 
ing about  one  thousand  persons. 

A  third  tragic  event  in  the  career  of  The  History  of  the  Brigham 
Family  was  the  death,  2  May,  1906,  of  Charles  O.  Brigham  of 
Toledo,  President  of  the  B.  F.  A.,  and  Chairman  of  the  Publication 
Committee,  but  for  whose  personal  influence  and  financial  aid  it 
would  have  been  well-nigh  impossible  to  continue  the  work.  Not- 
withstanding the  great  loss  of  President  Brigham's  able  and  en- 
thusiastic co-operation  in  everything  appertaining  to  the  family 
publication,  the  work  was  continued  to  completion,  and  is  herewith 
respectfully  submitted.  It  doubtless  has  been  impossible,  owing  to 
the  circumstances  under  which  this  volume  was  compiled,  to  avoid 

PREFACE  xiii 

errors,  omissions  and  misunderstandings.  We  believe,  however,  that 
The  History  of  the  Brigham  Family  is  substantially  accurate.  No 
pains  to  make  it  so  have  been  spared.  Our  readers  will  bear  in 
mind,  of  course,  that  the  names,  dates  and  other  facts  contained  in 
the  book  are  not  the  personal  compositions  of  the  author  or  editors, 
but,  in  a  great  majority  of  cases,  have  been  contributed  by  others. 

In  the  preparation  of  this  book  for  the  press,  the  work  of  our 
genealogist  has  been  revised  and  verified  to  the  extent  of  our  ability, 
and  much  new  matter  has  been  added.  The  chapter  on  "  Thomas 
Brigham,  the  Emigrant,"  was  wholly  rewritten  by  Mr.  Henry  A. 
Phillips  of  Boston.  All  except  letters  C  and  D  of  the  Appendix, 
are  by  the  editors.  The  name  of  Rev.  Abner  Morse  cannot  be  too 
highly  honored  by  the  Brigham  Family  for  his  service  in  collecting 
and  publishing  its  earlier  records;  but  Mr.  Morse  worked  under 
great  disadvantages  and  discouragements — practically  without  as- 
sistance of  any  kind,  in  fact — and  it  is  not  surprising,  therefore, 
that  we  frequently  have  been  compelled  to  omit  reference  to  many 
statements  which  in  his  book  stand  forth  as  interesting  and  appar- 
ently important.  In  other  cases,  Mr.  Morse's  was  the  only  authority 
available  and  we  have  accepted  it  with  this  fact  in  mind. 

In  addition  to  the  invaluable  pages  of  Mr.  Morse,  we  are  espe- 
cially indebted  to  the  late  Rev.  Lucius  R.  Paige  and  Hon.  Charles 
Hudson,  whose  histories  of  Cambridge  and  Marlboro  respectively 
have  supplied  us  with  much  useful  information;  and  to  Mrs.  Har- 
riette  M.  Forbes,  formerly  of  Westboro,  from  whose  Diary  of  Rev. 
Ehenezer  Parkman  of  Westboro  (editor)  and  The  Hundredth 
Town,  we  have  drawn  freely  for  facts  and  color  unobtainable 
elsewhere.  Our  warmest  thanks  are  due  Mrs.  Edwin  E.  Nelson  of 
Fort  Worth,  Texas  (Mrs.  Willard  I.  T,  Brigham),  for  her  cordial 
assistance  to  the  editors  in  the  early  period  of  our  labors.  Mrs. 
Nelson  has  fulfilled  to  the  letter  every  agreement  made  by  her  late 
husband,  as  far  as  lay  in  her  power,  and  placed  at  our  disposal 
everything  in  her  possession  that  could  aid  us  to  complete  the  task 
our  genealogist  was  compelled  to  relinquish. 

We  would  record  our  obligations  also  to  Messrs.  S.  IngersoU 
Briant,  president  of  the  Westboro  Historical  Society,  E.  M.  God- 
dard,  assistant  state  librarian  of  Vermont,  and  Ernest  D.  Bugbee 
of  Springfield,  Mass.,  for  the  loan  of  valuable  portrait  and  locality 
plates;  to  Mr.  Thomas  M.  Hutchinson  of  Winchester,  Mass.,  for 
unique  data  establishing  beyond  question  the  location  of  Thomas^ 
Brigham's  "  Farme  on  Ye  Rocks  " ;  to  Mr.  Charles  D.  Elliot  of 
Somerville,  Mass.,  for  the  use  of  his  excellent  "  Map  of  Cambridge 
in  1635,"  whereby  we  are  enabled  to  show  the  site  of  the  original 
13-acre  grant  to  Thomas^  Brigham  in  Watertown  and  of  the  home- 
stead where  he  died;  to  Mr.  Weston  F.  Hutchins  of  Boston   for 

xiv      THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

great  assistance  in  the  collation  of  war  records  and  preparation  of 
the  general  index;  and  to  Mr.  L.  Frederick  Rice  of  Boston  for 
special  aid  of  a  financial  nature  at  a  recent  most  critical  period. 

It  is  with  pleasure,  also,  that  we  acknowledge  our  wholly  satis- 
factory relations  with  Messrs.  Frederic  H.  and  Thomas  B.  Hitch- 
cock of  the  Grafton  Press,  whose  interested  co-operation,  helpful 
suggestions  and  practical  skill  in  book-making  have  been  of  great 
service  to  this  undertaking. 

Owing  to  sharp  limitations  as  to  time  and  money,  the  references 
in  the  Index  have  been  confined  to  the  genealogical  section,  and  to 
persons  of  or  directly  connected  with  the  Brigham  Family;  notwith- 
standing that  we  would  have  preferred  a  broader  and  slightly  dif- 
ferent arrangement. 

The  first  and  most  natural  question  to  be  asked  of  the  genealogist 
relates  to  the  over-sea  origin  of  our  common  ancestor.  What  and 
where  was  the  origin  of  Thomas  Brigham,  the  Puritan?  It  was 
one  of  the  primary  purposes  of  these  researches  to  answer  this 
question ;  and  it  implies  no  discredit  to  the  ability  of  the  genealogist, 
no  reflection  upon  the  Brigham  line  that  the  answer  is  stOl  in  doubt. 
More  or  less  exhaustive  descriptions  of  British  Brigham  names  and 
places  will  be  found  in  succeeding  pages,  but  we  have  thought  it 
weU  to  embody  here  the  latest  conclusions  respecting  the  English 
ancestry  of  Thomas  Brigham  the  Puritan,  reached  by  Mr.  Willard 
I.  T.  Brigham.  How  indefatigably  he  worked  to  discover  the  facts 
his  chapters  devoted  to  research  in  Great  Britain  attest.  Had  he 
lived  to  make  his  purposed  second  visit  to  Great  Britain,  the  con- 
clusions might  have  been  decisive.  We  quote  Willard  I.  Tyler 
Brigham,  as  follows: 

It  was  formerly  my  impression  that  perhaps  all  the  Brighams  sprang 
from  a  common  Brigham  ancester,  whose  origin  I  was  inclined  to  attribute 
to  Yorkshire.  Later  researches,  however,  led  me  to  the  changed  belief  that 
there  were  no  less  than  four  distinct  Brigham  lines,  founded  by  individuals, 
who  assumed  this  surname  in  the  early  days,  when  it  became  the  proper 
thing  to  have  a  surname;  and  that  they  assumed  this  particular  name  be- 
cause they  lived  at  one  or  another  of  the  four  Brigham  places. 

From  which  branch  descended  our  "  Thomas  the  Puritan,"  I  regret  my 
present  inability  to  say,  though  I  incline  to  the  opinion  that  it  was  York- 
shire. I  made  thorough  search  among  wills  in  the  Perogative  and  Ex- 
chequer Court  of  York,  and  the  Durham  Probate  Court,  in  hopes  of  gleaning 
some  clue  which  would  lead  to  an  intelligent  solution  of  the  vexatious 
problem,  but  in  vain.  In  the  Canterbury  Probate  from  1598  to  1660  occur 
but  eleven  Brigham  wills,  the  residence  of  four  being  in  London,  three  in 
Yorkshire,  and  one  each  in  Oxford,  Surrey,  Sussex  and  Kent  counties.  At 
Durham  Probate  I  was  disappointed  in  not  finding  a  single  Brigham  will. 
As  its  jurisdiction  extended  (until  recently)  over  Northumberland,  as  well 
as  Durham  County  (both  of  which  lie  just  above  Yorkshire),  I  was  pre- 
pared to  find  many  Brigham  estates. 


York  Probate,  however,  makes  a  better  showing;  in  fact,  the  largest,  I 
fancy,  of  any  court  in  the  Kingdom.  From  1437  to  1603,  I  found  thirty- 
two  Brigham  wills.  This  latter  year  was  the  one  at  which  I  began  to  make 
careful  search,  which  I  found' to  embrace  the  period  between  1602  to  1660; 
during  which  time  I  found  eighteen  Brigham  estates.  .  .  .  My  regret 
was  poignant  that  not  a  clue  was  found  tending  to  point  out  the  origin  of 
our  "  Thomas   the  Puritan  "... 

Let  us  not  forget  that  Mr.  Morse  never  made  any  personal  re- 
search in  England  and  that  Mr.  Brigham's  work  there  was  the  first 
attempted  on  a  scientific  basis.  It  is  profoundly  to  be  hoped  that 
the  invaluable  records  of  Mr.  Brigham's  painstaking  industry  in 
this  field,  herewith  preserved,  will  inspire  some  ambitious  family 
historian  of  the  future  to  a  quest  which  will  be  rewarded  with  com- 
plete success. 

Boston,  May,  1,  1907. 





Our  family  tree  must  be  considered  under  two  heads,  Brig  and 
hain.  Ferguson  {Popular  County  Histories,  Cumberland)  con- 
tains this  statement:  "  The  Saxon  equivalent  of  ton  or  tun  (which 
mean,  we  need  hardly  remind,  a  town)  is  heim  and  ham."  Ham-let 
is  still  used  to  designate  a  small  village. 

Again,  Teller  {An  Anglo-Saxon  Dictionary)  states:  "The 
Latin  word  which  appears  most  nearly  to  translate  it  (i.  e.,  ham)  is 
vicus.  ...  In  this  sense,  it  is  the  general  assemblage  of  the  dwell- 
ings in  each  particular  district,  to  which  the  arable  land  and  pasture 
of  the  community  were  appurtenant:  the  home  of  all  the  settlers 
in  a  separate  and  well-defined  locality:  the  collection  of  the  houses 
of  the  freemen."  In  another  paragraph,  the  same  author  observes: 
"  Ham,  a  dwelling,  fold,  or  enclosed  possession.  It  is  so  fre- 
quently coupled  with  words  implying  presence  of  water  as  to  render 
it  probable  that  (like  the  Friesic  '  hemmen  ')  i£  denotes  a  piece  of 
land  surrounded  by  paling,  wickerwork,  etc.,  and  so  defended  against 
the  stream,  which  would  otherwise  wash  it  away."  (Citing  Codex 
Diplomaticus  Aevi  Saxonici)    "  Ham-steall=:homestead." 

Grimm's  Deutsches  Worterbuch  contains,  "  Hame,  hamen,  used 
in  Netherlands  and  middle  Germany,  meaning  a  net  (collective  sense, 
like  home).  Hamm,  found  in  Bremen  Dictionary  in  the  sense  of  any 
enclosure;  especially,  meadow;  but  also,  forest,  house,  or  farm." 

Roemer's  Origins  of  the  English  People  and  the  English  Lan- 
guage, pp.  190  et  seq.,  has  this  interesting  summary:  "  By  far  the 
most  important  elements  which  enter  into  Anglo-Saxon  names  are 
the  suffixes  ham  and  ing.  Like  many  other  Saxon  forms,  ham  signi- 
fies primarily  an  enclosure;  something  that  hems  in;  a  meaning  not 
very  different  from  that  of  ton  and  worth,  or  even  the  Norse  by." 
Again  (p.  474),  the  same  author  states:  "The  Saxons  preferred 
country  to  city  life;  generally  dwelt  near  forests  in  clusters  of 
houses,  called  ham." 

"  Ham  "  is  our  English  home,  and  has  a  very  ancient  history. 
Ham  is  of  Aryan  parentage;  and  exhaustive  research  would  discover 
some  form  of  the  word  in  all  the  languages  of  such  origin.  The 
word  is  found  in  all  parts  of  Europe  whose  people  contributed  to 
the  Anglo-Saxon  conquest  of  England. 


4         THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Passing  to  the  "  Brig  "  of  our  Brig-ham,  there  is  not  the  same 
certainty  of  meaning.  There  are  three  roots — with  the  distinct 
meanings,  bridge,  hill,  strife — all  of  which  in  the  lapse  of  time  have 
assumed  the  form  "  brig."  As  Brigham  is  a  place  name,  we  must 
consult  the  environment,  and  let  probabilities  determine. 

Speaking  of  the  several  localities: — "Brigham,"  Yorkshire  and 
Cumberland,  as  well  as  the  modern  hamlet  by  the  same  name  (near 
Keswick),  "  Bridgeham "  (formerly  Brighaux),  Norfolk  (all  in 
England),  as  well  as  "  Birgham  (the  historical  Brigham),  Berwick, 
Scotland, — the  writer  concludes  that  the  "  brig  "  was  derived,  in 
each  instance,  from  the  root  signifying  bridge,  because  all  five 
places  are  upon  bridgeable  streams :  most,  in  fact,  possessing  bridges 
to  this  day,  while  to  the  Scotch  Brigham  attaches  tradition  of  an 
ancient  bridge. 



Early  English  spelling  was  phonetic.  Words  were  spelled  in 
a  variety  of  ways.  This  variance  was  increased  by  the  composite 
complexion  of  the  nation.  Composed  of  members  of  the  Brigantes, 
Celts,  Scandinavians,  Danes,  Saxons,  Angles,  Frisians,  and  Nor- 
mans (with  their  digressive  vowel  and  consonant  tones,  not  to  men- 
tion individual  vagaries),  conventional  orthography  was  for  ages 
an  impossibility. 

From  records  covering  more  than  a  thousand  years,  the  writer 
found  the  following  forms  of  Brigham:  "  Bringeham,  Briccham, 
Bricgham,  Brygcham,  Brycgham,  Brygham,  Brycham,  Brigholm, 
Briggeholm,  Briggham,  Briggeham,  Briggam,  Briglam,  Briglame, 
Brighame,  Brigh'm,  Brigeham,  Birgeame,  Birgham,  Bridgeham, 
and  Brigham:  twenty-one  ways  all  told.  More  might  be  found; 
especially  if  the  Latin  ("  declined  ")  forms  were  included.  Of  the 
foregoing,  only  two  (Bridgeham  and  Brigham)  are  known  by  the 
writer  to  have  crystallized  into  patronymics. 

Seeming  discrepancies  disappear  by  bearing  in  mind: — 

1.  The  Saxons  had  several  forms  for  their  word  bridge,  i.  e., 
brycg,  brygc,  bricg,  brigg,  and  bryc;  all  equivalent  to  the  "  brig  "  in 
our  surname. 

2.  The  Teutonic  word  home  was  taken  by  colonizers  to  England; 
and  lingers  in  the  "  North  countrie." 

3.  Holm  was  (formerly)  interchangeable  with  ham.  Brigham 
(Scotland)  was  sometimes  styled  (in  early  days)  Brigholm. 

4.  The  letter  h  is  an  aspirate;  and  so,  inserted  or  dropped,  does 
not  influence  the  pronunciation.  We  now  spell  our  name  "  Brig- 
ham "  but  pronounce  it  "  Brig'am,"  is  if  the  h  were  omitted. 


5.  The  insertion  of  e,  elision  of  a,,  and  doubling  of  g  are  readily 
accounted  for;  by  individual  idiosyncracy,  as  well  as  by  diver- 
gence of  racial  phonetics.  In  Hotten's  work  (List  of  Emi- 
grants) we  find  "  Thomas  Brig (g) ham,"  the  second  g  in  paren- 
thesesj  to  indicate  the  conventional  spelling. 

6.  But  the  changing  of  historic  "  Brigham  "  (Scotland)  to  mod- 
ern "  Birgham "  (pronounced  Bur-jam)  is  to  us  inexplicable; 
although  "  North  countrie  "  dialecticians  may  see  a  logical  transi- 


There  appear  to  have  been  several  early  Brigham  localities  whose 
names  have  been  changed  in  succeeding  centuries,  as  we  learn  from 
the  Domesday  Book  (p.  83,  b). 

Whatever  may  be  the  modern  appellations  of  the  places  there 
mentioned  the  author  has  not  learned. 


Bricgham,  Norfolk  Co.,  is  mentioned  (among  other  places)  in 
Calendar  Close  Rolls  (Ed.  2,  1313-1318,  p.  373).  This  is  the 
"  Royal  Manor  of  Bridgeham,"  mentioned  in  the  Records  of  the 
Historical  MS.  Com.  (London),  Vol.  10,  prt.  3,  pp.  81,  199  (Gowdy 
MSS.).  It  was  called  Brigham  in  the  Middle  Ages  until  after  1500 
(see  Particulars  for  Grants,  Index  Locorum — Henry  VIII.,  Pub. 
Rec.  off.,  London). 

Stacy  (Hist.  Norfolk  Co.,  1829)  says  it  was  named  from  the 
bridge  which  was  the  passage  to  Rovrtham  Cross,  a  way  much  fre- 
quented by  pilgrims  traveling  from  Suffolk  and  other  parts  to  our 
"  Lady  of  Walsingham." 

Bridgham  is  situated  two  miles  from  the  Harling  Road  Station 
and  six  from  Thetford  Station  on  the  Great  Eastern  Ry.  No 
Brigham  is  there.  In  fact,  the  only  one  in  Norfolk  Co.  Directory 
lives  in  Norwich  (an  old  Brigham  habitat),  twenty  miles  distant. 

Bridgham  parish  contains  the  Manor  of  Hackford  and  the  village 
of  Rondham  (whose  church  was  burned  many  years  ago).  Its 
ancient  church  has  an  old  Norman  north  porch,  and,  as  there  is  no 
tower,  its  two  bells  hang  in  a  yard-house. 


The  most  persistent  Brigham  line  (so  far  as  records  show)  were 
dwellers  in  this  town,  from  the  time  of  the  Norman  Conqueror 
(l606)  to  the  present  generation;  a  pedigree  of  heirship  can  be 
found  in  Poulson's  Holderness. 

6         THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

From  Monasticon  Eboracense  (Burton,  York,  1758)  we  ascertain 
(p.  218)  that  the  Priory  of  Bridlington  (founded  in  the  reign  of 
K.  Hen.  I.)  had  lands  at  "  Brigham  "  from  various  donors. 

Chronica  Monasterii  de  Melsa  (1242-'69)  has  an  account  from 
William  of  Driffield,  9th  Abbot,  of  an  "  inquisition  "  held  at  the 
"  Hermitage  of  Brygham." 

From  Dugdale's  Visitation  (from  Heralds'  College,  1655-73)  we 
learn,  that  from  the  time  of  Glover's  Visitation  (1585),  the  families 
of  gentlemen  in  Holderness  had  decreased  in  number  from  39  to 
17:  of  which  latter  number  appears  "  William  Brigham  of  Brigham 
&  Wyton,  Esq.,  aged  52." 

Sheahan  &  Whellen's  History  and  Topography  of  the  City  of 
York  and  the  East  Riding  of  Yorkshire  (1856,  p.  473)  recites: — 

"  Brigham  Township  extends  over  an  area  of  1,470  acres,  and 
contains  139  inhabitants.  The  ratable  value  is  ^1,553.  The  family 
of  Brigham  possessed  the  whole  of  the  Brigham  Estate,  .  .  .  and 
their  pedigree  is  fully  recorded  in  Heralds'  College  from  1100  to 
1853.  .  .  .  The  Hamlet  of  Brigham  is  situated  on  the  River  Hull, 
near  Frodingham  Bridge,  about  five  miles  southeast  from  Driffield, 
and  one  mile  southwest  of  Foston." 


This  is  a  very  ancient  settlement,  and  has  been  the  theater,  in 
earlier  ages,  of  stirring  and  important  events. 

Inquisitio  Eliensis  (p.  515,  a)  records  the  early  "  Church  in  Brig- 
ham, with  12  acres  of  free  land,  rated  at  2  shillings." 

The  parish  of  Brigham  (which  includes  ten  townships)  lies  on 
the  south  side  of  the  River  Derwent,  spanned  by  a  fine  bridge,  whose 
opposite  shore  was  the  site  of  a  Roman  fortress.  The  locality  is 
a  few  miles  west  of  Cockermouth,  and  a  few  east  of  Workington  (its 
seaport),  being  in  Allerdale  ward,  and  the  archdeaconry  of  Rich- 
mond. It  is  about  five  and  one-half  miles  in  extent,  north  and 
south,  and  four  miles  east  and  west. 

Soon  after  "  The  Conquest,"  this  locality  passed  from  William 
de  Meschines  to  Waldeof,  who,  it  is  believed,  built  here  a  great 
castle,  which  became  the  baronial  seat  of  his  successors,  the  lords 
of  Allerdale.  Situated  upon  "  The  Marches,"  between  two  hostile 
nations  (Scotland  and  England),  these  lords  were  courted  by  both 
great  powers,  and  almost  continually  at  war  in  behalf  of  that  king- 
dom to  which  might  temporarily  be  owed  a  changeful  allegiance. 

*  Published  authorities :  Nicholson  &  Burns  Hist.  Westmoreland  & 
Cumberland,  Vol.  II,  p.  59;  Hutchinson's  Hist.  Cumberland,  Vol.  II,  p. 
104;  Carlisle's  Topographical  Diet,  of  England;  Lewis'  Top.  &  Hist.  Diet, 
of  England.,  p.  232;  Magna  Britania;  Annals  of  the  Caledonians,  Picts  & 
Scots,  (Ribson,  Edby.,  1828),  Vol.  II,  p.  228;  Cronicon  Cumbriae. 


The  castle,  built  of  material  brought  from  the  old  Roman  fortress 
over  Durwent,  was  in  1648  garrisoned  for  the  royal  cause;  but  after 
a  month's  siege  dismantled.  The  gate  house  and  adjoining  rooms 
(including  double  dungeon  capable  of  guarding  100  prisoners)  were 
the  last  relics  of  the  ruins  to  pass  into  oblivion.  The  castle  and 
manor  descended  from  Waldeof  to  Fitz  Duncan  (nephew  of  the 
Scottish  King  Malcolm)  ;  and  his  coheiresses — ^who  married  into  the 
families  of  Albemarle  and  Lucy — shared  in  moieties.  On  the  death 
of  William  de  Fortibus,  Earl  of  Albemarle,  without  issue,  this 
moiety  lapsed  to  the  crown,  was  bestowed  upon  Piers  Gavestone, 
and  in  1323  granted  by  K.  Ed.  II.  to  Anthony,  Lord  Lucy,  who 
possessed,  by  inheritance,  the  other  moiety.  His  sister  and  heiress, 
Maud,  in  1369,  settled  the  property  upon  her  second  husband, 
Percy,  Earl  of  Northumberland.  The  next  Lord  was  Seymour, 
Duke  of  Somerset,  by  marriage  with  the  only  daughter  of  the  last 
Earl  Northumberland;  thence  unto  the  Earls  of  Egremont,  to  whom 
belong  the  court-leets  and  dismissions  for  the  copyhold  tenants  of 

Brigham  Church  (dedicated  to  St.  Bridget  and  formerly  rec- 
torial) is  a  discharged  vicarage,  valued  in  the  King's  Books  (in 
1808)  at  £  20,  16,  0  1-2,  situated  in  the  diocese  of  Chester,  arch- 
deaconry of  Richmond  and  deanery  of  Copeland.  The  modern  East 
End  of  the  village  is  called  "  Eller  Beck  "  Brigham. 

The  published  inscriptions  of  the  graveyard  from  1666  to  1876 
(H.  T.  Wake,  Cockermouth,  1878)  do  not  show  a  single  decedant 
of  the  name  Brigham.  The  present  vicar  does  not  think  the 
family  has  ever  been  prominent  in  the  community;  though  he  cites 
one  who  died  in  Cromwell's  day,  fighting  in  defense  of  Cockermouth 
castle.  But  in  12l6-'72  there  was  a  noble  family  of  the  name  there 
whose  male  line,  that  of  Waldeve  de  Brigham,  was  early  extinct. 


Brigham  (modern  Birgham — pronounced  Bur-jam),  Berwick- 
shire, Scotland,*  is  a  very  ancient  settlement  situated  at  the  head  of 
Tweed  navigable  waters  (in  salmon  fishing  second  only  to  the  Tay)  ; 
and,  as  its  name  implies,  once  spanning  its  flood  by  a  bridge,  now 
only  a  tradition.  Lying  on  "  The  Marches,"  it  was  for  ages  rent 
by  wars  between  the  ever-contending  England  and  Scotland;  and 
is  but  three  miles  from  famous  "  Wark  "  castle,  nor  far  from  Norham 

*  Some  published  authorities:  Lewis'  Topographical  Diet,  of  Scot- 
land (1846),  p.  128;  Carlisle's  Topo.  Diet,  of  Scot.  (1813);  Statistical 
Ace.  of  Scot,  by  Haddington  (1845),  p.  50;  Ordnance  Gazetteer  of  Scot., 
Groome,  (London),  p.  157;  Ridpath's  Border  Hist.,  pp.  104,  166;  Ex- 
chequer Rolls  of  Scotland;  Chronicle  of  Roger  de  Hovenden;  Acts  of  the 
Parliaments  of  Scotland,  pp.  m,  441,  442,  Vol.  II,  pp.  124,  125;  Haile's 
Annals  of  Scotland;  Calendar  Patent  Rolls. 

8         THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

similarly  famed,  in  the  midst  of  a  district  immortalized  by  the  poet- 
novelist,  Scott.  That  Brigham  was  anciently  an  important  center 
we  may  infer  from  meetings  of  parliament  held,  and  "  Brigham 
Treaty  "  confirmed  here. 

This  village  is  situated  in  the  parish  of  Eccles  (so  called  from  its 
number  of  ancient  churches).  Ecclesiastically,  it  is  a  chapelry, 
appendant  to  the  rectory  of  Eccles,  the  ancient  seat  of  Cistercian 
nuns  (antedating  preserved  history),  whose  nunnery  (according  to 
Hovenden  and  the  Melrose  Chronicle) ,  refounded  by  Gospatrick, 
Earl  of  March,  is  now  only  a  fragment  of  ruins.  The  town  is  on 
the  main  highway  from  London  to  Edinburgh,  and  noted  for  several 
several  ancient  events,  among  them  being  the  following: — 

In  1188,  William  the  Lion,  King  of  Scots,  with  his  bishops,  earls, 
barons,  and  vassals  met  (at  Brigham)  Hugh,  Bishop  of  Durham, 
who  was  sent  by  English  King  Henry  11.  to  collect  a  "  Saladin 
tenth  "  tax  to  carry  on  the  Holy  Land  crusades.  The  tax  was  not 

March  17,  1290,  Queen  Margaret  held  here  a  parliament,  at  which 
letters  were  drafted  by  the  magnates  of  Scotland  regarding  the 
marriage  of  their  Queen  with  Prince  Edward  (son  of  K.  Ed.  I.  of 
England).  This  assembly  also  communicated  its  consent  to  the 
Norway  King,  whom  it  requested  to  send  his  daughter  speedily  to 

July  18,  1290,  the  "  Treaty  of  Brigham  "  was  here  consummated 
(Patent  18  Ed.  I.,  m.  9)  ;  but  renounced  by  the  Scottish  King  Baliol 
two  years  after.  By  this  marriage  contract  between  Q.  Margaret 
and  Prince  Edward,  the  independence  of  Scotland  was  recognized. 
(The  death  soon  after  of  the  young  queen,  in  one  of  the  Orkneys, 
defeated  the  intended  marriage.) 

According  to  de  Hovenden,  "  Bricgham  "  was  in  883  the  property 
of  St.  Cuthbert.  In  the  National  MSS.  of  Scotland  (Craig,  1867)j 
prt.  1,  facsim.  7,  one  may  see  a  facsimile  of  a  charter  of  English 
King  William  II.  to  Durham  church,  1097-1100,  including  the 
"  Messuage  of  Brycgham,"  with  adjacent  lands,  woods,  and  waters, 
and  all  wrecks  of  ships  and  other  customs,  to  God  and  St.  Cuthbert 

In  the  Exchequer  Rolls  of  Scotland  are  found  various  spellings 
of  the  locality  and  references  to  some  of  its  subdivisions. 

In  the  MSS.  Dept.  of  the  British  Museum,  we  examined  an  inter- 
esting small  parchment  with  red  seal,  being  the  Appointment  of  a 
Deputy  to  hold  "  Jours  de  Marches  "  at  Brigehamhalgh,  a.  d.  1394. 

%>    :  21 

1.  Earl  Grey  Monument,  Newcastle-on-Tyne.     2.  Brigham  Forge.     3.  Site  of 

Ancient  Chapel  "Birgham."     4.  Field  of  Parliament  where 

Treaty  of  Brigham  was  ratified. 




Four  places  in  Great  Britain  bear  the  name  of  Brigham:  one  in 
Yorkshire,  and  two  in  Cumberland,  England;  the  fourth  is  just 
over  the  border,  in  Berwickshire,  Scotland. 

Starting  from  London,  four  hours  finds  one  at  York,  the  ancient 
Roman  capital.  Here  change  cars  for  Driffield,  situated  in  the 
East  Riding  of  Yorkshire.  About  half  way  you  change  at  Market 
Weighton,  thence  a  short  run  across  the  "  Wolds  "  reaches  Driffield, 
early  capital  of  the  "  Saxon  Kingdom." 

In  a  dogcart  we  make  our  five-mile  drive  to  Old  Brigham,  York- 
shire, through  a  landscape  of  level,  fertile  farms,  studded  with  sub- 
stantial buildings,  surrounded  by  abundant  ripening  crops.  Much 
of  the  distance  we  are  alongside  a  canal,  which  runs  from  Driffield 
toward  Hull.  We  saw  only  one  boat,  and  that  drawn  by  a  man 
whose  mother  was  tending  rudder.  As  the  craft  sat  low,  it  carried 
cargo.  The  man,  with  broad  strap  across  his  arms  and  chest, 
slowly  drew  it  through  the  water. 

At  four  cross-roads,  we  found  a  signboard,  one  of  whose  arms 
pointed  toward  "  Brigham  "  hard  by.  Soon  we  climbed  a  slight 
rise,  called  "  Brigham  Hill,"  which  commands  a  pleasant  view  in 
all  directions. 

As  we  proceed  up  "  Brigham  Lane,"  we  pass  the  post-office  and 
an  old  sand  pit  on  the  right,  while  on  the  left  are  a  few  low  buildings 
occupied  by  a  blacksmith  and  harnessmaker.  In  the  rear  is  a  farm 
called  "  Little  Brigham."  Just  over  the  brow  of  the  hill  we  reach 
the  "  Manor  House,"  whose  extensive  buildings  betoken  that  the 
proprietor,  Mr.  Stork,  is  a  prominent  breeder  of  hackney  horses. 
At  the  foot  of  the  hill,  by  the  canal,  stands  the  public  house,  known 
for  generations  as  "  The  Brigham  Arms."  In  truth  the  family 
coat-of-arms  used  to  grace  the  sign;  but  forty  years  ago,  when  the 
place  was  sold  by  the  Brighams,  it  was  taken  down,  never  again 
to  be  seen  there. 

A  drawbridge  spans  the  canal,  and  below  the  "  Arms  "  is  "  Brig- 
ham Landing;"  years  ago  a  thriving  hamlet,  now  simply  a  rural 
district,  with  no  distinction  to  individualize  it.  In  an  adjoining  field 
("  Sledmere  Farm  "),  a  stone  slab  chronicles  in  Latin  *  the  passing 

*  Translation:  "William  Brigham,  surgeon,  firm ,  and  zealous  in  the 
faith  of  his  ancestors,  lived  56  years.  He  died  at  Manchester  on  the  10th 
before  the  Kalends  of  August,  in  the  year  1815.  In  memoriam  of  a  most 
kind  and  indulgent  father,  William,  his  eldest  son,  caused  this  stone  to  be 
erected  here  within  the  relics  of  his  ancestral  territory,  handed  down  to 
this  time  from  the  Norman  Conquest,  through  a  continuity  of  ancestors." 

10       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

of  the  Brigham  race,  after  continuous  possession  from  the  Norman 
Conqueror's  time.  The  generous  erector  neglected  to  enclose  or 
even  raise  it  above  surrounding  meadows.  We  fear  another  half 
century  will  have  witnessed  its  overthrow. 

Witness  the  extent  of  this  ancient  estate:  An  extract  from  Coram 
Rege  Rolls  (40  Ed.  iii.),  being  taken  from  an  Inquisition  Post  Mor- 
tem at  York  Castle:  George  Brigham,  Lord  of  the  Manor  of  Brig- 
ham  Yorkshire,  died  without  issue  in  1576,  leaving  real  property, 
which  by  marriage  settlement  had  been  entailed  upon  his  nephew, 
Francis  Brigham,  as  follows:  "15  messuages,  20  cottages,  5  tofts, 
16  crofts;  1200  acres  of  arable  land,  800  acres  pasture,  1200  acres 
meadow,  500  acres  moor  and  marsh,  500  acres  turf,  in  Brigham." 
Surely  this  4200-acre  estate  is  no  inconsiderable  property;  and  as  it 
was  in  the  family  750  years,  have  we  not  cause  for  pride  because  of 
the  tenacity  with  which  succeeding  generations  clung  to  one  of  our 
clan  cradles.^ 

On  our  way  to  Scotland,  we  stopped  at  Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 
the  magnificent  "  second  city  "  of  the  United  Kingdom.  Our  family 
have  been  prominently  identified  with  this  city.  Though  veiled  in 
obscurity,  it  is  certain  that  for  at  least  three  generations,  from 
I486  to  1550,  they  were  in  the  lead  of  Newcastle  families.  During 
that  period,  Robert,  Christopher,  and  Robert  Brigham,  each  in  turn, 
became  sheriff  and  afterward  mayor  of  this  city. 

Christopher  B.,  a  merchant  of  means,  founded  "  Brigham  Hos- 
pital," near  the  north  walls,  contiguous  to  Pilgrim  Gate.  This 
institution  has  disappeared.  The  city  walls  have  been  demolished; 
while  along  the  western  boundary  of  the  Brigham  Hospital  site 
runs  Grey  street,  one  of  the  grandest  avenues  in  all  England;  and 
opposite  towers  the  monument  dedicated  to  Earl  Grey,  the  dis- 
tinguished reformer. 

In  proof  of  the  dignity  of  said  Christopher,  we  might  add,  King 
Henry  VIII.  (Pat.  4  Hen.  VIII.,  p.  2,  m.  8)  granted  him  a  patent, 
whereby  he  was  excused  from  serving  on  juries,  etc.,  and  had  the 
privilege  of  sitting  with  his  hat  on  in  the  presence  of  the  King  and 
his   heirs. 

To  reach  Brigham,  Scotland,  via  the  east  coast,  you  change  at 
Berwick  and  go  to  Coldstream;  whence  a  four-mile  drive  is  made 
over  fine  roads,  through  a  beautiful  rolling  country  of  first-class 
farms.  Brigham  is  a  single  street  a  mile  long,  made  up  chiefly  of 
one-story  scattered  cottages,  including  ale-houses  and  a  post-office, 
A  few  cots  are  ruinous,  and  others  have  been  pulled  down.  The 
two  principal  farms  are  "  Long  Birgham  "  and  "  Birghamhaugh." 
When  the  spelling  became  changed  I  know  not,  but  BzVgham 
(Bur- jam)  it  is  now  altogether  called.  In  history  it  is  known  as 

Brigham,   Yorkshire 

1.  Brigham  Monument:    Estate  held  by  Brigham  Family  from  1100  to  1853. 

2.  Manor  House.     3.  Brigham  Arms  and  Landing.     4.  Brigham  Hill. 


The  town  lies  a  half  mile  from  the  Tweed,  to  which  it  runs 
parallel.  The  river  offers  excellent  trout  and  salmon  fishing,  es- 
pecially at  the  bend  to  "  Dub/'  a  deep,  still  pool  between  rapids. 
From  Birghamhaugh  bend  to  its  mouth,  the  Tweed  is  the  boundary 
between  England  and  Scotland;  and  it  is  tradition  that  a  bridge  (as 
the  name  of  the  village  suggests)  once  spanned  the  flood  at  this 
place;  but  no  trace  remains.  The  same  lamentable  truth  holds  of 
the  ancient  chapel,  whose  site  is  pointed  out.  Birgham's  (Brigham) 
recorded  history  dates  back  more  than  1,000  years. 

Its  early  annals  were  glorious.  In  1188  Henry  II.  sent  am- 
bassadors thither,  who  met  with  the  Scotch  King,  to  consider  con- 
tribution to  one  of  the  crusades;  in  1290  the  Scots  met  here  to  ratify 
the  proposed  union  of  Prince  Edward  of  England  with  Margaret  of 
Scotland;  in  1290,  the  "  Treaty  of  Brigham"  was  solemnized  here, 
providing  for  the  freedom  of  Scotland;  in  1291,  the  twelve  competi- 
tors for  the  Scotch  throne  met  here,  to  present  their  claims.  They 
still  point  out  a  field  as  the  place  where  Parliament  convened. 

In  the  old  burying  ground  (some  of  whose  stones  reach  back  into 
the  l600's)  not  a  Brigham  name  is  found.  The  present  lord  para- 
mount is  Earl  Home,  whose  chief  residence  is  a  few  miles  distant 
toward  Coldstream.  He  now  fishes  in  "  Brigham  Dub,"  and  shoots 
game  in  the  preserve  "  Birgham  Wood." 

Carlisle  (Topographical  Diet,  of  Scotland),  speaking  of  Birg- 
ham, says:  "During  1830-'31,  no  less  than  ninety-four  persons 
emigrated  to  America."  Perhaps  many  years  before  a  Brigham  per- 
formed a  similar  act.  We  doubt  much,  however,  that  there  was  any 
by  the  name  still  living  there  at  the  time  when  "  Thomas  the  Puri- 
tan "  began  to  figure  in  our  pedigree.  Let  me  not  forget  to  men- 
tion, the  vulgar  phrase,  "  Go  to  Birgham,"  is  frequently  used  in  the 
neighborhood,  in  the  sense  of  our  phrase,  "  Go  to  Halifax." 

Brigham,  Cumberland,  lies  southwest  of  its  Tweed  namesake: 
like  which,  in  the  days  of  inveterate  border  strife,  it  belonged 
now  to  Scotland,  now  to  England,  as  each  might  become  the  vic- 
torious aggressor.  Borne  many  a  mile  through  purple  heather,  we 
change  cars  at  Carlisle,  from  which  a  short  run  brings  one  to 
Brigham,  Cumberland.  Nearing  the  town,  we  see  the  long  stone 
bridge  (whose  prototype  ages  ago  gave  name  to  the  place)  spanning 
the  Derwent. 

Hard  by  the  station  stands  the  time-honored  church  dedicated  to 
St.  Bridget,  whose  masonry  has  been  largely  modernized.  On  the 
vestry  wall  hangs  a  small  brass  tablet  dated  1633,  in  memory  of  one 
Swinburne,  Knight.  Some  interesting  fragments  of  carved  stone 
(formerly  parts  of  the  edifice)  are  placed  about  the  altar.  The 
environing  churchyard  contains  a  choice  collection  of  unique  slabs, 
very  large  and  massive.     They  reach  back  into  the  l600's,  but  no 

12       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Brigham  name  is  found.  Near  the  old  vicarage,  but  graded  quite 
over  when  the  railway  was  built,  is  the  historic  location,  "  Nun's 
Well/'  to  whose  merits  the  poet  Wordsworth  composed  a  sonnet. 
A  more  commonplace  spot,  in  its  present  aspect,  would  be  hard  to 

To  reach  the  village,  walk  a  mile  up  a  good  hill,  passing  through 
"  Brigham  Low  Houses,"  consisting  of  two  country  inns,  the  "  Lime 
Kiln  "  and  the  "  White  Sheaf."  At  the  latter,  they  recalled  the 
visit  of  our  kinsman,  the  late  Dexter  H.  Brigham  of  Springfield, 
Mass.,  who  at  our  first  Marlboro  meeting,  kindly  gave  us  all  as  a 
souvenir,  an  excellent  cut  of  Brigham  church. 

In  going  up  "  Brigham  Hill  "  you  pass  along  a  causeway,  from 
which  you  look  down  on  either  side  fifty  feet  or  more  into  vast  pits, 
the  beds  of  worked-out  lime  kilns,  and  try  to  realize  what  a  great 
industry  this  must  have  been  from  time  immemorial.  Three  kilns 
are  in  present  use. 

Reaching  the  height  of  land,  and  the  one  winding  street  of  the 
older  village,  you  see  at  a  glance  what  a  diary  of  history  lies  about, 
could  it  but  play  the  oracle  and  speak.  Old  farm-houses  and  barns 
are  interspersed  with  newer  town  residences.  We  turn  westward, 
and  descending  gradually  some  half  mile  come  to  the  modern  Brig- 
ham schoolhouse,  built  in  solid  masonry  in  excellent  taste,  surrounded 
by  a  substantial  high  stone  wall.  The  children  come  trooping  to 
dinner,  their  wooden-bottomed  shoes,  as  they  romp  along,  resounding 
like  a  squadron  of  horse  guards.  Retracing  our  steps,  we  turn  off  at 
a  private  gateway  leading  to  the  Fletcher  mansion,  late  home  of 
the  chief  citizen  of  the  community. 

The  east  end  of  the  village,  on  the  height  of  ground,  consists  of 
modest  but  substantial  and  well-designed  modern  residences,  whose 
front  yards  bloom  with  a  profusion  of  beautiful  flowers.  From 
proximity  to  a  small  stream,  it  is  frequently  called  "  Eller  Beck  " 
Brigham.  Beyond  was  "Brigham  Commons";  but  about  a  score 
of  years  ago  it  was  divided  among  property  owners,  and  is  hedged 
off  into  many  a  sightly  field. 

From  Brigham  to  Keswick  is  a  delightful  ride  through  the 
famous  Lake  District  of  England,  bounded  by  oval  hills,  covered 
with  purple  heather.  Up  the  Greta  River  from  Keswick  a  short 
mile  we  reach  the  hamlet  of  Brigham.*  The  lower  portion,  called 
"  Brigham   Nook,"   consists   of   a  neighborhood   of   well-kept  cot- 

*  A  courteous  letter  from  the  Vicar,  Rev.  H.  D.  Rawnsby,  contains  ■ 
the  following:  "  Brigham  by  Keswick  is  in  the  ecclesiastical  district  of 
St.  John's,  carved  out  of  the  ancient  parish  of  Crosthwaite  in  1866.  It 
has,  so  far  as  known,  no  founder,  but  took  its  name  from  the  fact,  at 
some  time,  probably  in  the  XII  or  XIII  century,  a  bridge  would  be  put 
up  across  the  river,  the  builders  of  said  brig  being,  in  all  likelihood,  the 
members  of  the  monkish  Brotherhood  of  St.  Anthony,  who  were  gathered 
here,  to  help  people  across   fords  and  guide  them  over  the  hills,  and  to 

Brigham,   Cumberland 
1.  Main  Street.     2.  Schoolhouse.     3.  Approach  to  St.  Bridget's  Church. 

4.  Bridge  over  Derwent. 

HERALDRY    AND    BRIGHAM    "  ARMIGERS  "         13 

tagesj  one  ale-house,  and  an  excellent  school  erected  in  1851,  attended 
by  about  one  hundred  pupils  of  both  sexes  from  the  agricultural 
and  manufacturing  population,  a  part  of  the  instruction  being  gar- 
den-work. At  this  place,  "  Brigham  toll-bar  "  (or  bridge)  of  ma- 
sonry crosses  the  Greta,  leading  toward  Skiddaw,  most  famous  of 
the  mountains,  only  one  and  one-half  miles  distant. 

Passing  through  the  village,  a  short  walk  upon  the  left-hand  road 
brings  the  visitor  to  "  Brigham  Forge,"  a  picturesque  sheltered 
spot,  where  the  Greta  is  spanned  by  another  stone  bridge,  and  the 
power  from  the  fall  drives  electric  and  laundry  plants.* 


The  science  of  heraldry  was  devised  to  distinguish  persons  and 
property  and  record  descent  and  alliances.  It  dates  from  the 
twelfth  century.  The  earliest  document,  compiled  about  1240,  is  .a 
roll  of  arms  of  the  King  and  nobility  in  the  reign  of  Henry  HI.; 
by  which  time  armorial  ensigns  had  become  hereditary. 

There  is  a  great  abuse  of  arms  in  the  United  States  of  America, 
where  their  use  is  proscribed  by  the  Constitution,  and  they  are  dis- 
played merely  for  sentiment,  often  without  knowledge  of  rules 
appertaining  to  the  science.  Hence  the  erroneous  assumption  of 
arms,  because  borne  by  a  family  of  the  same  name,  though  proof  of 
descent  be  inadequate  or  even  entirely  lacking.  Another  abuse  is 
the  common  adoption  by  ladies  of  crests  upon  their  note  paper, 
notwithstanding  that  crests  belong  exclusively  to  gentlemen. 

The  subject  is  here  treated,  not  that  the  American  Brighams  are 
known  with  certainty  to  be  of  "  armigerous  "  descent,  but  because 
many  bearing  this  surname  are  recorded  among  the  gentry  of  Great 
Britain,  and  are  thought  worthy  of  some  attention  in  this  work. 
.,  The  Herald's  College  of  Scotland  does  not  contain  any  Brigham 
information;  f   but   the   English    College   of   Arms   in   London   has 

ferry  pilgrims  across  to  the  shrine  of  St.  Herebert  of  Derwenwater. 
There  really  is  no  history  attaching  to  this  little  Brig,  or  Bridge,  Hamlet 
or  Brighamlet." 

See  also  "  Keswick  and  Its  Neighborhood,"  pp.  56,  57.  (Windermere, 

*  In  the  ancient  register  of  the  Diocese  of  Carlisle  is  recorded  the 
will  of  Thomas  "  Brigholme,"  A.  D.  1361.  (Hist.  MSS.  Com.— London, 
Eng.— Vol.   IX,  p.   196,  b.) 

"  Lyon  Office,  Edinburgh,  14  Dec,  1900. 
■\"Sir: — There  is   no   doubt,   as  you   say,   the  name  Brigham  is  more 
English  than  Scottish.     No  arms  have  ever  been  recorded  here  for  any  one 
of  the  name. 

"  J.  Balfore  Paul, 

"  Lyon  King  of  Arms. 

14       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

considerable.  We  had  a  "  search  "  made  through  the  Records  onlyj 
and  secured  numerous  items  (mainly  corroborative  of  published 

Burke's  General  Armoury  has  the  following  items: 

1.  Brigham  (Cannon  End,  Co.  Oxford),  Argent,  a  fleur-de-lis 
within  an  orle  of  marlets  sable. 

2.  Brigham  (Cumberland),  same  arms. 

3.  Brigham  or  Briggam  (Yorkshire),  same  arms.  Crest,  a  boar's 
head  bendways  couped  sable. 

4.  Brigham  (Yorkshire),  Argent  a  fesse  sable  between  three 
Arefoils  slipped  gules  (another  of  the  second).  Crest,  on  a  cloud 
a  crescent  between  two  branches  of  palm  in  orle. 

5.  Brigham  (Yorkshire),  Argent,  a  fesse  between  three  trefoils 
slipped  gules. 

6.  Brigham  (Yorkshire),  Argent,  a  saltire  engrailed  vert.  (An- 
other sable.) 

7.  Brigham  (Foxley  House,  Co.  Chester,  formerly  of  Brigham, 
Yorkshire),  Argent,  a  saltire  engrailed  vert.  Crest,  out  of  a  ducal 
coronet  a  plume  of  feathers.     Motto,  In  cruce  solus. 

8.  Brigham  (  ),  azure,  a  chevron  between  three  lions  rampant 

To  these,  we  add  the  arms  of  the  "  New  Castle"  branch: 

9.  Argent,  a  saltire  engrailed  vert;  in  chief,  a  crescent  sable. 

We  meet  with  numerous  items,  scattered  through  the  records,  con- 
cerning Brighams;  which  (considering  that  it  is  a  "place"  sur- 
name) shows  a  rather  surprisingly  early  distribution  of  the  family 
name;  for  in  the  earlier  ages  the  British  were,  as  a  rule,  very  tena- 
cious of  accustomed  localities,  and  families  remained  identified 
with  certain  places  for  centuries. 


From  Inquisitions  and  Assessments  Relating  to  Feudal  Aids 
(1284-1431,  Vol.  I.,  pp.  424,  487),  the  "  Bryghams  "  appear  to 
have  been  early  domiciled  (or  interested  in  lands,  at  least)  in 
"  Faleton,  Harrygg  Hundred,  Devon  "  Co. ;  "  Thomas  de  Brygham  " 
owned  three- fourths  of  a  knight's  fee  there  in  1346;  and  "  John  de 
Brygham  "  the  same  amount  in  1428.  But  the  family  either  removed 
or  died  out. 

"  Robert  de  Brigham  "  in  1332  was  proctor  for  the  Prior  of  Ely. 
{Hist.  MSS.  Commis.,  Vol.  VI.,  p.  296,  MSS.  Lord  Leconfield,  Pet- 
worth  House,  Sussex.) 

*  We  have  not  learned  where  these   arms  were  used. 
f  We  include  here  pedigrees  from  such  sources  as  to  render  it  clear 
that  the  families  possessed  coat  armor,  though  no  record  of  it  is  preserved. 

HERALDRY    AND    BRIGHAM    "  ARMIGERS  "         15 

About  1300  we  find  a  record  of  three  generations  in  Lincolnshire 
— Richard,  Thomas,  and  Richard  de  Brigham.  {Calendarium  Gene- 
alogicum.  Vol.  L,  p.  259;  Vol.  II.,  p.  693.) 

Marshall's  Visitation  of  Northumberland  has  this  pedigree: 

Arms:  Three  bendlets;  on  a  canton,  a  spur. 

Wm.  Knight,  Co.  Deeby=   •  •  •  •   Hobson  of  Cambr.  town. 
Rector    Gransden     Parva 
Co.     Cambr.,     o.      about 
1645  ce.  abt.  63. 

Wm.  Knight,    eldest    son,  =  Anne    dau.    John    Hacker    Flintham, 

Gransden   Parva,   o.   about 
24  Feb.  1659  a?.  69. 

Nott.   Co. 

Jane  (eldest  of  7  daus.) —  Thomas    Brigham,    Swavesey,    Cambrsh. 

From  a  Catalogue  of  Ancient  Deeds  (Vol.  I.,  p.  523,  c.  1372), 
under  date  "  Thursday  in  the  Octave  of  the  Purification,  17  K. 
Ed.  I."  (a.  d.  1289),  Warwickshire,  we  note,  "Grant  by  Sarah, 
late  the  wife  of  Thomas  Sorel  of  Birmingham,  to  Robert  de  Brig- 
ham, of  her  bondmen  and  villeins,  Richard,  son  of  Peter  le  Bule; 
Arice,  daughter  of  Humphrey  Frideau,  and  Agnes,  daughter  of 
Galfrida,  daughter  of  Margaret,  of  the  same  place,  with  all  their 

Coming  now  to  the  neighborhoods  of  the  Brigham  places,  we  find, 
as  anticipated,  the  Brigham  surname  in  evidence,  though  the  records 
are,  as  a  rule,  fragmentary. 

In  Norfolk  County  (seat  of  the  "  royal  manor  of  Brigham  " — 
modern  Bridgham),  we  find  one  "  Alande  Brigham"  as  early  as 
1297  (Coram  Rege  Rolls,  K.  Ed.  I.,  p.  289). 

In  Parkin's  Topographical  History  of  the  County  of  Norfolk 
(Vol.  VI.,  p.  144)  the  heirs  of  one  William  de  Brigham  are  named, 
as  being  part  owners  in  a  knight's  fee  of  land  in  Bradenham  Manor 
in  1347. 

Over  the  remains  of  Adam  Brigham,  who  died  at  Norwich, 
England,  in  1685,  aged  54: 

"  In  youth,  I  poor  and  much  neglected  went, 
My  gray  and  wealthy  age  in  mirth  I  spent, 
To  honors  then,  I   courted  was  by  many, 
Altho'  I  did  in  nowise  seek  for  any; 
But  what  is  now  that  wealth,  that  mirth,  that  glory? 
Alas!    'Tis  grave,  'tis  dust,  'tis  mournful  story: 
Ne'erless,  my  soul  through  Christ  a  place  enjoys 
Where  blessed  Saints  with  him  in  God  rejoice." 
("  Chronicles  of  the  Tombs,"  by  Thos.  Jos.  Pettigrew,  p.  448). 

16       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

There  are  Brighams  in  Norfolk  to-day  who  appear  to  have 
descended  in  unbroken  local  lines  for  centuries. 

Of  Brigham,  Cumberland,  we  find  families : — "  John  de  Brigge- 
haim  "  appears  as  witness  to  a  grant  about  1210  (Calendar  of  Docs. 
Relating  to  Scotland,  Vol.  I.,  p.  97).  This  may  be  the  "John" 
found  in  the  following  pedigree,  whose  male  line  early  died  out: 

Waldeve  de  Brigham,  temp.  Hen.  3,)  (l216-'72)  = 


I  I 

Alice  =  Robert  de  Yaverwyth  Jean  :=  Thos.  de  Hothewayt. 

(De  Banco  Rolls,  Mich,  2  Ed.  II.,  m.  220.) 

From  the  De  Banco  Rolls  (MSS.  Series,  Vol.  XXVIII.,  p.  863) 
one  finds  that  in  1274  John  and  Thomas  Brigham,  sons  of  Adam  de 
Brigham,  had  lands  in  Galenter.  From  Coram  Rege  Rolls  (p.  583, 
23  Ed.  III.,  23  Ric.  II.),  Thomas  Brigham  was  in  Cumberland  in 
1381.     Ibid.,  14  Hen.  IV.  has  this  pedigree: — 

( ( 

John  de      Brigholm  "  = 

William  de  B.=Isabella=Robt.   Bakhonse  Peter,  bro.  of  John= 

o.  s.  p. ,  seized  2nd  husb.  I 

of     lands     in  I 

Castelbrigg.  Galfred,  son  &  heir= 

John  Smith,   son  &  heir. 

But  the  Brighams  of  Cumberland  early  either  died  out  or  removed; 
for  there  is  no  evidence  of  them  in  the  preserved  parish  records  of 
Brigham  (Cumb.),  which  run  back  about  300  years;  we  get  no  light 
from  Brigham  graveyard,  whose  epitaphs  run  back  to  1660;  nor  do 
the  wills  for  the  Deanery  of  Copeland  disclose  any  Brigham  estates. 

Concerning  Brigham,  Berwickshire,  Scotland:  notwithstanding 
there  are  no  Brigham  wills  of  this  county  of  record  between  1562  and 
1670  (the  period  of  our  search);  notwithstanding,  moreover,  that 
"  Lyon  King  of  Arms  "  writes  me,  "  I  do  not  think  any  one  of  the 
name  [Brigham]  ever  possessed  land  in  Scotland,  or  that  the  family 
was  conspicuous  in  any  way  " — there  are  brief  scattered  notes  which 
are  more  hopefully  eloquent.  Indeed,  it  would  be  strange  had  not 
someone  assumed  for  his  surname  the  name  of  that  town  shown  by 
records  to  have  been  of  the  early  importance  of  Brigham,  Berwick. 
But,  being  upon  "  The  Borders,"  the  devastations  of  innumerable 
conflicts  have  destroyed  local  records. 

HERALDRY    AND    BRIGHAM    "  ARMIGERS  "         17 

From  Whellen's  History  of  Cumberland  (based  on  Nicholson  and 
Burn  &  Hutchinson)  we  learn: — 

"  Sir  Ranulph  Bonekill  had  issue  Alexander,  whose  son  Adam 
gave  Aiverthwaite,  parcel  of  his  Manor  of  Uldale,  to  the  priory  of 
Carlisle.  Said  Adam  had  issue  a  son  Alexander,  whose  daughter 
and  heiress  was  married  first  to  John  Stuart,  Kinsman  of  the  King  of 
Scotland,  and  afterwards  to  David  Brigham,  a  Scottish  Knight  re- 
nowned for  his  prowess  and  bravery ;  and  by  this  marriage  the  Manor 
of  Uldale  passed  to  the  Brigham  family.  This  David  Brigham 
was  a  companion  of  William  Wallace,  who  was  executed  at  London 
(temp.  Ed.  I.),  for  resisting  that  King,  having  joined  with  Robert 
Bruce.  Wallace  was  of  extraordinary  strength,  and  Brigham  an 
exceedingly  good  horseman;  whence  came  the  Scots'  rhyme: 

"  The  man  was  ne'er  so  wight  nor  gend, 
But  worthy  Wallace  durst  him  bide; 
Nor  ever  horse  so  wild  or  wend, 

But  David  Brigham  durst  him  ride." 

Palgrave  (Docs,  and  Recs.  Illustrtg.  Hist.  Scotland,  Vol.  I.,  pp. 
193,  291,  315  and  355)  shows  that  this  "  David  de  Breghyn  "  resided 
at  Brigham,  Scotland,  and  was  upon  the  scene  at  about  the  "  Treaty 
of  Brigham  "  epoch. 

William  Brigham,  1525,  is  seized  of  lands  in  the  "Lordship  of 
Brigham"  (Exchequer  Rolls  of  Scotland,  Vol.  XV.,  p.  638).  In 
1559  "  Adam  Birgem  "  is  seized  of  lands  in  the  same  (Ibid.,  p.  445). 

In  1590,  "Elizabeth  Birgen,  haeres  Adami  Birgen,  patris  "  has 
"  2  terris  husbandiis  cum  12  acris  terrarum,  in  dominio  de  Birgen." 
(Retornak  Rolls,  Scotland,  Vol.  II.,  Berwick,  No.  489.)  From  Reg. 
of  the  Privy  Council  of  Scotland  (Vol.  IV.,  p.  675)  it  appears  that 
the  wife  of  the  above  Adam  Brigham  was  "  Issobell  Edzeare  ";  also 
that  their  daughter  Elizabeth  married  "  Alex.  Diksonn*  of  Newton 
in  Brigham." 

It  thus  plainly  appears  that  the  male  Brigham  line  of  Brigham, 
Scotland,  died  out  in  the  latter  part  of  the  sixteenth  century. 

We  add  one  other  stray  note  of  this  Kingdom  (Calend.  of  Docs. 
Relating  to  Scotland,  Vol.  IV.,  p.  233).  "John  Brigholme,"  a 
Scotch  merchant,  has  warrant  for  safe  conduct  for  one  year,  with  his 
vessel,  "Gyles,  60  tone,"  to  trade  in  England  with  12  mariners. 

It  is,  however,  in  connection  with  Brigham,  Yorkshire,  that  we 
find  the  most  persistent  and  satisfactory  pedigree,  so  far  as  records 
show.  It  runs  back  to  Norman  times ;  a  period  so  remote  that  very 
few  English  families  presume  to  trace  their  (certain)  origin  from 
any  anterior  source. 

*  Dickson  is  a  common  surname  thereabouts.     I  found  stones  bearing 
it  in  the  old  Brigham  churchyard. 

18       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Poulson's  History  of  Holderness*  (East  Riding  of  Yorkshire), 
Vol.  II.,  pp.  268,  269^  270,  contains  a  magnificent  pedigree,!  credited 
to  Harleian  MS.,  1487,  p.  300  (from  Glover's  and  St,  George's  Visi- 
tations, 1484-1485,  1612,  edited  by  Foster),  and  a  MS.  vol.  of  East 
Riding  Pedigrees  in  Burton  Constable  Library. 


WYTON.  The  family  of  Brigham  is  first  mentioned  as  holding 
this  manor  35  Hen.  VIII.;  but  at  what  time  it  came  into  their  pos- 
session is  not  ascertained.  In  that  year  Thomas  Brigham,  Esq., 
held  the  manor  of  Wyton,  "  3  mess.  3  cott.  4  crofts,  6  bovates  of 
arable,  and  40  acres  of  land  here,  of  the  heirs  of  Thomas  Constable, 
Kt.,  as  of  his  manor  of  Constable,  be  the  service  of  Knt.'s  fee ;  Geo., 
son  and  heir." 

Arms:  J  Argent,  a  saltire  engrailed  vert. 

Poulson  says  "  this  family  is  now  become  extinct."  This  is  error; 
see  Sheahan  &  Whellen's  History  and  Topography  of  the  City  of 
York  and  the  East  Riding  of  Yorkshire  (1856).  The  said  Dr.  Wm. 
Brigham  removed  from  Brigham  to  the  city  of  Manchester,  whereby 
the  family  became  "  extinct "  upon  the  estate  of  Brigham,  which 
probably  accounts  for  Poulson's  statement;  for  it  is  certain  that  it 
was  Dr.  Wm.  Brigham,  Esq.,§  whose  residence  was  Foxley  House,|| 
Lymm,  Cheshire,  who  sold  the  very  last  Brigham  property  in  Brig- 
ham, Yorkshire,  removed  the  "  Brigham  Arms  "  from  the  Inn,  and 
erected  a  monument  herein  elsewhere  referred  to  at  length.     Said 


We  had  the  good  fortune  to  procure,  at  reasonable  price,  a  new 
(uncut)  copy  of  this,  now  rare  and  valuable,  treatise,  the  full  title  of 
which  is:  "  The  History  and  Antiquities  of  the  Seigniory  of  Holderness, 
in  the  East  Riding  of  York,  Including  the  Abbies  of  Meaux  and  Swine, 
with  the  Priories  of  Nunkeeling  and  Burstall;  Compiled  from  Authentic 
Charters,  Records  and  the  Unpublished  Manuscripts  of  the  Rev.  William 
Dade,  Remaining  in  the  Library  of  Burton  Constable;  with  numerous  em- 
bellishments; by  George  Poulson,  Esquire,  *  *  *  Hull,  MDCCCXL." 
It  is  composed  of  two  quarto  volumes,  aggregating  more  than  1,000  pages, 
and  by  far  the  most  valuable  book  which  has  been  written  of  this  part  of 
York,  wherein  is  situated  Brigham. 

■]•  Parcels  of  this  pedigree  also  recorded: — Harl.  MS.  1415,  fol.  87, 
b.;  1430,  fol.  84,  b.;  Dugdale's  Visit.  1665/6,  (Lon.  Her.  Coll.  "  Recs. 
C.  40,  109");  Add.  MS.  18,011,  fol.  103,  b.;  Her.  Coll.  Recs.  (London) 
"C.  13,  173"  and  "Norfolk  IX,  211";  Harl.  MS.  1394,  pp.  113-115,  349; 
(this  MS.  has  many  biographic,  land  and  marriage  notes)  ;  805,  fol.  75. 

+  Glover  and  St.  George  give  the  arms:  "  argent  a  fesse  sable  bet. 
3  trefoils  slipped  gules."  (Probably  used  by  one  branch  of  the  family). 
Also,  the  motto:     "  Promisit  se  nussurum  arma  Londinum." 

§  This  family  of  "  Foxley  House  "  is  recorded  in  Burke's  "  Seats  & 
Arms,"   Vol.   IV,   and   Walford's   "  County   Families,  etc." 

II  I  had  a  letter  from  the  present  owner  of  Foxley  House,  L.  Clark, 
Esq.,  who  kindly  promised  me  a  picture  of  the  house  and  chapel. 

HERALDRY    AND    BRIGHAM    "  ARMIGERS  "         19 

"  Squire  "  Brigham  had  an  only  daughter,  who  had  the  misfortune 
to  marry  an  unscrupulous  Frenchman,  to  whose  criminal  actions  her 
death  was  doubtless  due.  She  had  a  child,  whose  whereabouts  and 
descendants   (if  any)  are  to  the  writer  unknown.* 

We  include  here  the  following  pedigree,  because  it  is  believed  to 
be  of  Yorkshire  origin. 

(Brigham  of  Cannon  End.)t 

Arms:  Argent  a  fleur-de-lis  within  an  orle  of  martlets  sable. 

Anthony  Brigham,  Cofferer  of  the  household  to  (Q.  Eliz.)  t  =  

Thomas,  Patentee  Xtofer,  of  Cannonr=daughter  of Weldon, 

for  the  Stanneries  Inde  in  Com. 

in  Cornwall  under 
Q.   Eliz.  ;  ob.s.  p. 

Cofferer    to    King   Henry 


i    I 
Thomas,  eldest  son  =  Dorothy,  daughter  Wm.  2d  son. 

of    John  Lyne    of  Hedon,  3d  son. 


living  Ao.  1634. 

I  I  III 

Thomas,  son  and  heir.  Anthony,  2d  son.  Elizabeth.  Rachell.  Dorothy, 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne  §  appears  to  have  been  the  metropolis  with 
which  the  Brighams  were  most  historically  connected.  For  at  least 
a  century,  this  family  seems  to  have  been  in  the  lead:  Robert  Brig- 
ham was  Sheriff  of  the  city  in  I486,  and  Mayor  in  1499;  Christopher 
Brigham  was  Sheriff  in  1495,  and  Mayor  in  1504,  l505;  Robert 
Brigham  was  Sheriff  in  1540,  and  Mayor  in  1550,  in  which  latter 
year  he  was  also  "  Governor  of  the  Merchants'  Company." 

The  arms  ||  of  this  branch  are:  "  Argent,  a  saltire  engrailed  vert; 

*  I  have  had  some  very  pleasant  correspondence  with  Rev.  I.  Kennedy, 
Vicar  of  Foston-on-the-Wolds  (only  a  mile  from  Brigham).  He  kindly 
cited  to  me  the  records  of  the  Leet  Courts,  which  used  to  be  regularly 
held  at  Brigham,  up  to  about  forty  years  ago. 

tSee  Harl.  MS.  1480,  fol.  44;  Her.  Coll.  "Records,  C.  29,  126;  D. 
25,   5." 

t  It  appears  that  said  "  Anthony "  was  not  "  Cofferer,"  but  Bailiff 
of  the  King's  Manor  of  Caversham  (Pat.  35,  Hen.  VIII,  p.  14,  m.  6). 

§  Authorities:  Tanner's  Notitia  Monastica;  Leland's  Itinerary,  Vol. 
V,  p.  114;  Wallis'  Northumberland,  Vol.  II,  p.  218;  Hist.  Antiquities  of 
Newcastle,  Brand  (London,  1789),  Vol.  I,  p.  342,  Vol.  II,  p.  240;  Wel- 
ford's  Hist,  of  Newcastle,  Vol.  II,  p.  322;  Vestiges  of  Old  Newcastle, 
Knowles   &   Boyles. 

II  London  Her.  Coll.  ("  Recs.  C.  41,  7.  C")  erroneously  attributes  to 
this  family  the  arms  of  the  "  Horsleyie "  family:  "An  annulet,  bet.  3 
horses'  heads,  couped  and  caparisoned." 

20       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

in  chief,  a  crescent  sable."  The  crescent  is  (in  the  writer's  opinion) 
used  for  "difference"  (as  heralds  say),  to  indicate  that  this  New- 
castle branch  sprang  from  (not  the  eldest,  but)  the  "second  son'' 
of  the  parent  stock.  The  remainder  of  the  coat  stamps  them  as 
(undoubtedly)  of  Yorkshire  Brigham  origin.  Going  yet  farther, 
the  writer  concludes  that  the  Newcastle  branch  is  descended  from 
"  Robert  "  Brigham  (the  "  second  son "  of  John  and  Elizabeth 
Brigham)  in  the  seventh  generation  from  Walter  Brigham,  of 
Brigham,  according  to  the  said  Poulson  pedigree. 

From  Flower's  Visitation  (1563,  1564)  is  learned:  (1)  that  Wm. 
Lewen,  son  and  heir  of  William,  "  Marchant "  (and  armiger)  mar. 
Jane,  dau.  of  Christopher  "  Brygam,"  both  families  of  Newcastle. 
(A  second  wife,  by  whom  5  ch. — "  Crystofer,  Edward,  Robert, 
William,  and  "  Mighill.")  (2)  Christopher  Mitford,  4th  son  and 
heir  of  Robert,  of  Segell,  Northumberland  (armiger),  mar.  Agnes, 
dau.  of  Christopher  Brygham. 

Marshall's  Visitation  (1615)  has  this  pedigree: 

John  Jackson  (armiger),  of  New  =  Jane,  dau.  and  sole  heir  of  Wm. 


Brigham,  of  New  Castle. 

Wm.   Jackson,   Town  Clerk  of  =  Isabel],   dau.    Gilbert  Read,  New 

New  Castle. 


I  I 

Henry  Jackson,  of  Cotam  =  Dorothy,  dau.  of  John  Jackson,  of 

Mandaville,       Bishoprick         Mansfield.  Grayes  Inn. 
of  Duresne, 

We  close  our  Newcastle  remarks  with  a  curious  church  item: 

"  Robert  Darell,  Archdeacon  of  Northumberland,  made  a  covenant 
Oct.  9,  1537,  with  F.  Roland  Harding,  Prior  of  the  Blake  Friers, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne,  between  6  and  9  a.  m.  daily,  devoutly  to  say  for 
the  souls  of  William  Darell  and  John  Brigham,  late  of  Newcastle, 
Merchant,  their  wives  and  children  the  De  profundis,  etc.,  ending 
Absolve  quaesumus  Domine,  and  Sede  ad  dextram." 


The  Brigham  family  has  been  identified  with  the  British  metropo- 
lis for  several  hundreds  of  years,  as  is  proved  by  items  scattered 
through  the  records,  although  we  find  no  pedigree  preserved. 

"  Rob.  Briggeham,  A.  M.,"  31  Jan.,  1427,  became  Rector  of  the 
parish  church  of  St.  Andrew-Hubbard  (sometimes  called  St.  A. 
juxta  Eastcheap),  which  stood  in  old  Rope  Lane,  (London),  and 
had  a  history  antedating  1389-     It  was  burned  by  the  "  Great  Fire," 

HERALDRY    AND    BRIGHAM    "  ARMIGERS  "         21 

and  the  parish  united  with  St.   Mary-Hill.      (An  Eccles.  Paroch. 
Hist,  of  the  Dios.  of  London,  Newcourt,  1708.) 

One  Richard  Brigham  was  "  Coach-maker  to  Kings  James  I.  and 
Charles  I.,"  as  appears  by  a  "  Grant,  Sept.  13,  I6l9,  to  John  Banks 
and  Richard  Brigham,  of  the  office  of  Maker  of  the  King's  Coaches 
and  other  Carriages."  (Calendar  of  State  Papers — Dom.  Ser.,  Vol. 
CLI.,  p.  77.)  "  1620-1622.  Third  accompt.  Bill  of  John  Banckes 
and  Richards  Brigham,  Coachmaker  to  the  King.  For  chariots  and 
other  vehicles.  A  rich  chariot  for  the  King  cost,  in  all,  ^15." 
Again,  "  1624-1625.  Two  long  bills  (respectively  13  and  9  pp-)  of 
Richard  Brigham,  for  reparations  of  the  King's  caroches  and  cha- 
riots. He  made  the  total  £368,  but  took  £280  in  satisfaction.  There 
were  two  new  coaches:  one  is  said  to  be  of  the  German  fashion,  with 
the  roof  to  fall  asimder  at  his  majesty's  pleasure  [z.  e.,  a  sort  of  lan- 
dau]. The  other  was  of  the  Spanish  fashion.  The  like  of  them 
were  never  made  before  in  England."  (Histor.  MSS.  Commis., 
Lon.,  Vol  VI.,  p.  326b,  MSS.  of  Sir  F.  U.  Graham,  Bart.,  Netherby, 
Cumb.;  and  Vol.  VII.,  prt.  1,  p.  250a,  MSS.  of  Lord  Sackville,  at 
Knole,  Kent.) 

George  Brigham  was  also  a  "  royal  coachmaker  " ;  the  same  au- 
thority (Vol.  II.,  p.  583),  some  readable  facts  follow:  Aug.  13, 

"  George  Brigham,  coachmaker  to  the  late  King, 
Thomas  Brigham,  his  brother  and  administrator,  et  al., 

all  of  London." 

Then  come  two  pages  of  legal  proceedings,  disclosing  that  one 
Thomas  Brigham  resided  in  Duke's  Place,  London;  George  Brig- 
ham, deceased,  was  in  arms  and  died  at  Oxford;  proceedings  over  a 
£200  debt  owed  the  George  Brigham  estate,  wherein  said  Thomas 
Brigham  will  not  release  one  Pilchard  of  his  imprisonment,  and 
says  that  the  committee  shall  make  dirt  of  his  bones  before  he  will 
give  up  the  mortgage;  there  is  an  order  for  Thomas  Brigham  to  be 
brought  before  the  committee  for  contempt.  Later,  John  Brigham, 
pf  Cottenham,  County  Cambridge,  as  executor  of  Thomas  Brig- 
ham, deceased,  was  apprehended  to  answer  contempt  for  not  deliv- 
ering up  certain  writings;  he  was  discharged  from  restraint,  upon 
performing  order  of  the  committee. 

Concerning  Thomas  Brigham,  "  Patentee  for  the  Stanneries " 
(i.  e.,  tin  mines)  in  Cornwall,  we  find  some  interesting  facts.  In  the 
first  place,  this  was  a  very  valuable  grant.  The  mines  were  very 
old ;  in  fact,  the  same  sought  out  by  the  Phoenicians  and  other  inhab- 
itants of  the  Mediterranean  Sea,  before  the  dawn  of  the  Christian 
era.  In  the  Calendar  of  State  Papers  (Domestic  Series),  preserved 
in  the  Public  Record  Office,  London  (Vol.  CLL,  p.  13,  sec.  4)  we 

22       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

"  June  1,  l603.  Allegations  against  the  patent  granted  to  Thomas 
Brigham  and  Humphrey  Wemmes  by  the  late  Queen,  for  pre-emp- 
tion of  tin."  (P.  152,  sec.  45)  Sept.  25,  1604.  Warrant  to  Sir 
Richard  Smith,  Receiver  General  of  Cornwall,  to  deliver  tin  at  a 
certain  rate  to  such  persons  as  now  lend  money  in  repayment  thereof, 
and  to  redeliver  to  Thomas  Brigham  and  Humphrey  Wemmes  the 
tin  sold  by  them  to  the  Company  of  Pewterers.  (Docquet.) 
(P.  157,  sec.  75)  Oct.  14,  1604.  Reply  of  Thomas  Brigham  and 
Humphrey  Wemmes  to  an  annexed  petition  to  the  King  by  the  blas- 
ter, etc.,  of  the  Pewterers'  Company  against  the  monopoly  granted 
to  them  of  the  pre-emption  of  tin.  (P.  335,  sec.  57)  Nov.  14,  l606. 
Decree  of  the  Court  of  Star  Chamber  against  Richard  Glover,  et.  al., 
Pewterers  of  London,  for  endeavoring  to  frustrate  a  patent  granted 
to  Thomas  Brigham  and  Humphrey  Wemmes,  for  pre-emption  of  tin 
in  Cornwall  and  Devon."  There  was  a  "  Warrant  to  advance 
£20,000  on  loan  to  Thomas  Brigham  and  Humphrey  Wemmes, 
patentees  for  the  pre-emption  of  tin,  on  their  delivery  of  tin  worth 
more  than  that,  they  having  already  disbursed  i60,000,  and  being 
unable  to  disburse  more.  They  will  add  £l,000  to  their  former 
rent  of  £2,000,  and  lend  the  tinners  £  10,000  yearly." 

"  London,  Feb.  23,  l6l8.  Assignment  by  John  Langley  to  Rich- 
ard Brigham,  both  being  of  Lambeth,  of  the  Keepership  of  the 
Archbishop  of  Canterbury's  Mansion  House,  grounds  and  pasture 
land,  called  Lambeth  Park."  (Calend.  State  Papers,  Domestic 
Ser.,  Vol.  CLL,  p.  523,  sec.  29.)  This  Richard  Brigham,  Esq., 
of  Lambeth,  London  (Comptroller  of  the  house  of  the  Archbishop 
Abbot),  married  Emelyn,  daughter  of  Sir  Robert  Hudson,  Bart, 
Their  only  daughter,  Anne,  married  Thomas,  Lord  Leigh;  they 
having  but  one  child,  Anne,  who  died  young."      (Magna  Britannia.) 

John  Brigham  of  the  City  of  Westminster,  London,  in  1637,  was 
married  in  the  local  abbey  of  St.  Peter,  to  Anne,  daughter  of  Sir 
Thomas  Aylesbury.  Her  eldest  sister,  Frances,  was  the  first 
Countess  of  Clarendon,  and  thus  grandmother  of  Queen  Mary  IL, 
and  Queen  Anne.  (London  Marriage  Licenses,  1521-1869?  by  Jos. 

Nicholas  Brigham,  poet,  jurist,  and  historian  (for  a  biographical 
sketch  see  elsewhere  herein)  was  buried  in  "  Poet's  Corner,"  West- 
minster Abbey,  beside  his  daughter  Rachel,  whom  he  lost  at  the  age 
of  four. 

The  London  Directory  for  1900  does  not  contain  any  Brigham 
"liverymen."  But  therein  appear:  Henry  George  Brigham,  Sur- 
geon, Buckingham  Palace  Road,  Dr.  John  K.  Brigham,  Finsbury 
Pavement,  John  (the  proprietor  of  "  coffee  rooms  "),  and  George  E. 



As  far  as  preserved  records  establish,  Nicholas  Brigham  *  was  the 
greatest  scholar,  the  most  versatile  and  honored  genius  of  all  who 
have  borne  the  Brigham  name.  By  tradition  his  birth  was  from  the 
prominent  family  of  Caversham,  Oxford,  the  founder  of  which, 
Anthony  Brigham,  was  BailiiF  of  the  King's  Manor  there  tinder 
Henry  VIII.;  but  his  name  does  not  appear  in  the  pedigree  of 
Brigham.  Nicholas  is  reported  to  have  finished  his  education  at 
Hart  Hall  (now  Hertford  College).  He  appears  to  have  removed 
thence  to  one  of  the  Inns  of  Court,  where  he  made  a  thorough  study 
of  law  and  history.  His  love  for  poetry,  however,  was  a  lifelong 
passion,  as  manifested  in  many  flights  of  his  Pegasus. 

Biographers  say  he  died  in  December,  1559,  but  from  the  probate 
of  his  estate,  into  which  I  examined,  it  is  determined  that  he  passed 
away  on  the  "  20  Feb.  1558."  He  was  buried  in  "  Poet's  Corner," 
Westminster  Abbey,  beside  his  daughter  Rachel,  whom  he  lost  at 
the  age  of  four.  Camden,  in  his  work  (published  in  1606)  upon 
those  entombed  at  Westminster,  gives  the  full  inscription  upon  the 
grave  of  the  daughter,  but  he  does  not  mention  anything  of  the 
sort  concerning  the  father. 

The  epitaph  follows:  "  Rachael  Brigham,  filia  Nicolai  Brigham 
quadrimula  ohiit,  sita  est  juxta  Galfridum  Chaucerum.  Obiit  1557, 
21  Junii." 

Dean  Stanley  (Westminster  Abbey,  p.  15)  says:  "There  was 
nothing  to  mark  the  grave  [of  Chaucer]  except  a  plain  slab,  which 
was  sawn  up  when  Dryden's  monument  was  erected.  It  was  not 
till  the  reign  of  Edward  VI.  that  the  present  tomb,  to  which  ap- 
parently the  poet's  ashes  were  removed,  was  raised,  near  the  grave, 
by  Nicholas  Brigham,  himself  a  poet,  who  was  buried  close  beside, 
with  his  daughter  Rachel." 

From  the  foregoing  we  might  infer  possibly  that  Nicholas  never 

*  Do  not  confound  this  Nicholas  with  the  one  spoken  of  elsewhere  as 
"  Teller  of  the  Exchequer  "  to  Queen  Mary.  The  fact  that  they  both  bear 
the  same  name,  are  prominent  and  in  London  at  the  same  period  makes 
it  a  question  of  easily  mistaken  identification.  In  fact,  the  best  modern 
English  biographer  of  Nicholas,  the  poet,  falls  into  this  error,  of  making 
these  two  persons  one.  It  is  clear,  however,  that  Nicholas,  the  "  poet," 
died  in  1558,  and  that  his  estate  was  administered  upon  in  the  Commissary 
Court  of  the  Dean  &  Chapter  of  Westminster;  while  concerning  Nicholas, 
the  "  Teller,"  I  find  him  living  as  late  as  "1563,"  at  ^vhich  time  he  "  en- 
tered into  hall,  gardens  and  premises  of  her  Majesty's  (Q.  Elizabeth) 
Almshouses  of  Westminster."  Very  likely  the  two  were  nearly  related; 
but  in  what  degree  I  am  unable  to  say,  save  that  I  do  not  believe  the 
relationship  could  have  been  that  of  father  and  son. 

24       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

had  any  epitaph,  although  historians  agree  that  he  was  herein  buried 
near  the  tomb  of  Chaucer,  father  of  English  poets,  to  whom  Brigham 
had  caused  a  monument  to  be  erected. 

Chaucer's  ruinous  tomb  yet  remains,  black  with  antiquity  and 
slowly  crumbling  to  dust;  but  the  exact  spot  of  Brigham's  grave 
cannot  be  determined.  Even  his  epitaph,  like  that  of  his  little 
daughter,  has  disappeared. 

A  modern  movement  to  repair  the  tomb  evoked  the  following 
restatement :  "  An  examination  of  the  tomb  by  competent  authorities 
has  proved  .  .  .  there  can  exist  no  doubt,  from  the  difference  of 
workmanship,  material,  etc.,  that  the  altar  tomb  is  the  original  tomb 
of  Geoffrey  Chaucer;  and  that  instead  of  Nicholas  Brigham  having 
erected  an  entirely  new  monument,  he  only  added  to  that  which 
then  existed  the  overhanging  canopy,"  etc.  (Notes  and  Queries, 
London,  1st  Ser.,  Vol.  IL,  p.  141;  quoting  from  Athenceum.) 

He  left  no  will,  and  it  is  impossible  to  decide  whether  he  left 
issue.  He  did,  however,  leave  children  of  his  brain,  in  several 
notable  works,  namely:  (l)  Rerum  Quotidianarum  Venationes  (or 
a  Diary  of  Memoirs,  in  12  Bks.).  (2)  Venationibus  Rerum  Memo- 
rahilum,  in  1  vol.,  being  biographic  in  character,  from  which  Bale, 
in  his  Scriptores,  published  in  1559,  makes  extract  touching  two 
(now  obscure)  English  writers.  (3)  Diversorum  Poematum,  in  1 
vol.,  being  a  collection  of  poems  from  his  own  pen.  But  the  only 
production  now  known  is  his  epitaph  on  Chaucer. 

Pitts,  his  biographer,  thus  summarizes  the  record  of  his  achieve- 
ments, which  I  render  into  English:  "  Nicholas  Brigham  ...  In 
poetry,  above  the  common  crowd;  eloquent  as  an  orator;  an  experi- 
enced jurisconsult;  a  signally  successful  historian;  as  an  antiquarian 
researcher  into  the  lore  of  ancient  Albion,  very  diligent." 



Aside  from  Thomas,  "  The  Puritan,"  of  Watertown,  Mass.,  1635, 
we  find  some  other  Brighams  of  early  date  who  should  be  mentioned 

*  Briggs'  "  Shipbuilding  on  North  River,"  etc.,  1640-18T2,  p.  366, 
states:  "There  M'as  built  in  Scituate  in  1698  the  ship  'Providence,'  100 
tons,  Capt.  Thos.  Lillie=:owners,  Capt.  Jno.  Thomas,  Saml.  LiUie,  John 
Borland   and  Joseph  Brigham  of  Boston." 

This  is  an  error,  for  Joseph  Bridgham  of  Boston,  whom  we  find 
(Recs.  Mass.,  Vol.  V,  p.  538),  "  1st  Ch.  Boston,  made  free  in  May  Court 
1678."  He  died  1708/9,  and  was  buried  in  King's  Chapel  ground.  But, 
as  witness  of  how  persistent  the  error  was,  we  find  on  the  tombstone  of  a 
descendant  (in  King's  Chapel),  "  Sarah,  Dau.,  to  Mr.  Jos.  and  Mrs. 
Abigail  Brigham,   aged  1   month  deed.   Oct.  7,  1728.'- 


in  this  work,  that  they  may  not  be  confused  with  the  line  of 
Thomas  Brigham  the  Puritan,  our  common  ancestor, 

But  first,  let  us  introduce  a  name  merely  suggestive.  From  Hot- 
ten's  List  of  Emigrants,  etc.,  1600-1700,  p.  xix.,  a  register  of  all 
such  persons  as  embarked  themselves  in  the  good  ship  called  the 
"  Hercules  "  of  Sandwich  (Eng.),  and  taken  to  the  "  plantation 
called  New  England  in  America,"  etc. :  "  Tho.  Bridgen  of  Faver- 
sham,  husbandman  and  his  wife,"  5  March,  1634.  From  Boys'  Hist. 
Sandwich,  Eng.,  1692,  pp.  750-1.  (See  also  N.  E.  Hist.  Gen.  Reg., 
Vol.  XV.,  p.  29.) 

Savage  (Gen.  N.  E.)  informs  us  that  this  Thomas  "  Bridgen  or 
Brigden "  settled  in  Charlestown,  Mass.,  1634;  had  two  sons, 
Thomas  and  Zachariah  (grad.  Har.  Col.  1657  and  prchd.  Stoning- 
ton,  Mass.),  and  daus.  Mary  and  Sarah. 

Equally  suggestive  is  an  entry  in  Bond's  excellent  Hist.  Water- 
town,  Mass.,  wherein  the  land  of  one  "  John  Brigan  "  in  1642  was  a 
boundary  line  of  a  lot  of  E.  Child. 

JOHN    BRIGHAM    OF    NEW    PROVIDENCE,    l633 

His  name  is  known  from  a  letter  in  the  Bouverie  MSS.,  preserved 
at  Brymore,  near  Bridgewater,  Eng.  (Hist.  MSS.  Com.,  Vol.  X.,  prt. 
6,  p.  85).  In  this  letter,  which  is  dated  Oct.  28,  1633,  Wm.  Rud- 
yerd,  Wm.  Rous,  Roger  Floyde,  and  John  Brigham  write  from  the 

Island  of  Providence  (one  of  the  Bahamas)  to (probably  John 

Pym,  the  great  English  leader)  concerning  the  hardships  of  life 
and  agriculture  on  the  Island.  In  the  Calendar  of  State  Papers 
(Domestic  Ser.,  Vol.  CLI.,  a.  d.  1581-'90,  Q.  Eliz.,  p.  146,  sec.  35), 
we  learn  that  Mr.  Secretary  (probably  Walsingham)  has  been  in- 
formed by  Mr.  Anthony  Brigham  that  he  approves  of  the  Western 
discoveries  in  America;  recommends  the  formation  of  a  company, 
and  advises  them  to  hearken  to  the  offers  of  Sir  Philip  Sidney  and 
Sir  George  Peckham.  This  "  Anthony  "  Brigham  may  be  the  very 
one  who  was  "Bailiff"  to  Queen  Elizabeth;  and  the  "Western 
discoveries  in  America,"  to  which  reference  is  made,  are  undoubtedly 
those  in  the  West  Indies.  So  we  are  justified  in  belie\ing  that  the 
"  company  "  recommended  was  formed,  that  they  did  "  hearken  "  to 
"  Sir  Philip  Sidney"  (or  someone),  and  that  this  letter  of  "  John 
Brigham  "  and  others  is  information  returned  by  them,  as  settlers 
of  the  "  Company  "  in  the  New  World.  It  is  entirely  natural  that 
we  should  inquire  what  became  of  this  John  Brigham,  who  was  set- 
tled and  writing  back  to  England  some  year  and  a  half  before  our 
Thomas  the  Puritan  was  sailing  out  of  London. 

26      THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 


Paige's  Hist.  Cambridge  (Mass.)  records:  "  Brigham,  Sebastian, 
about  1638,  bought  house  and  garden  at  the  northwest  corner  of 
Holyoke  and  Winthrop  Sts.,  which  he  sold  to  John  Bridge  in  1639. 
He  probably  removed  to  Rowley." 

Morse's  Brigham  book  (p.  3)  finds  "  no  further  trace  "  than  shown 
by  Cambridge  records. 

There  are  preserved  several  entries  in  the  Records  of  Massachu- 
setts. Vol.  II.,  p.  87,  states  that  Sebastian  Brigham  (then  of 
Rowley),  by  action  of  the  General  Court,  Nov.  13,  1644,  "hath 
liberty  to  sell  wine  and  to  keepe  an  ordinary." 

Ibid.,  p.  187,  May  26,  1647,  The  Rowley  Co.,  having  chosen 
Sebastian  B.  their  Captain,  he  is  confirmed  by  Gen.  Crt.  Ibid., 
Vol.  III.,  pp.  62,  105,  183:  Capt.  S.  B.  of  Rowley  is  "Deputy" 
in  1646,  1647,  and  1650.  Ibid.,  p.  186:  He  was  appointed  by  the 
Gen.  Crt.,  May  23,  1650,  one  of  a  Commission  to  lay  out  the 
boundaries  of  Haverhill,  Mass.  From  the  published  Records  of 
Rowley,  Mass.,  we  learn  that  Sebastian  Brigham  was  a  large  land- 

From  the  Records  of  Rowley,  Mass.  (printed).  Proem,  p.  vi. : 
"  Sebastian  Briggam  was  the  Captain  of  the  first  military  com- 
pany. Had  wife,  Mary.  Returned  to  England  about  1 657-1  Four 
children  were  born  here."  | 


As  Marlboro,  Mass.,  whose  original  boundaries  included  the  pres 
ent  Northboro,  Southboro,  Westboro,  and  Hudson,  is  the  Mecca  of 
the  American  Brigham,  it  is  well  here  to  give  a  brief  summary  of 
the  place  and  its  Brigham  inhabitants.  In  1656,  thirteen  of  the 
leading  settlers  of  Sudbury  (the  first  town  to  the  east)  received 
from  the  General  Court  favorable  answer  to  their  petition  for  a  new 
township  grant:  Marlboro  being  the  result. 

Heading  the  list  of  petitioners,  and  one  of  the  first  to  move  to 
Marlboro,  was  Edmund  Rice,  who  took  with  him  his  second  wife, 
the  widow  of  Thomas  Brigham  the  Puritan,  with  her  young  Brigham 
family,  whose  names,  however,  do  not  appear  upon'  the  records  for 

*See  also  Essex  Instit.  Coll.,  Vol.  XX,  p.  137. 

t  Blodgett's  "  Early  Settlers  of  Rowley,  Mass."  says  returned  with 
family   about   1656   or  earlier. 

t  Farmer's  "  Geneal.  Reg.  makes  Sebastian's  son  '  John '  Brigham,  a 
graduate  of  Harvard  Coll.,  1669."  The  "  Bridgham "  family  is  entitled 
to  this  honor.     The  earliest  "Brigham"  graduate  was  "Benjamin,  1764." 

Brigliam's  Mill  DanT," 

1.  Priest  Whitney  Place,  Xorthboro.     2.  Join 

Northboro.      3.    SaimieP     Brigiiam's     Tanyard,     Marlboro. 
4.  Burial   Plot,   Last   of   the    Indians,  on   Thomas^ 
Brigham  Farm,  Marlboro. 


some  time.  They  settled  upon  the  north  side  of  "  The  Pond,"  not 
far  from  Williams'  Tavern;  and  for  the  succeeding  two  and  a  half 
centuries,  the  Brighams  have  continued  to  people  the  scene. 

At  the  time  of  Philip's  War,  they  fled  to  Watertown.  On  their 
return,  such  was  the  feeling  against  Indian  perfidy,  a  petition  was 
made  to  the  General  Court  to  divide  the  6000-acre  "  Indian  Planta- 
tion," a  part  of  and  contiguous  to  Marlboro.  Although  this  was  de- 
nied, the  people,  under  the  leadership  of  John  Brigham,  took  a  deed 
from  the  Indians  to  these  lands,  15  July,  1684;  and  though  this  was 
declared  "  null  and  void  "  by  the  General  Court,  the  white  pro- 
prietors proceeded  to  divide  and  settle  these  lands,  under  the  super- 
vision of  their  agent,  the  said  John  Brigham,  who  was  their  sur- 
veyor. In  the  1686  list  of  proprietors  we  find  the  names  of  all  the 
young  Brighams,  and  their  alliances,  for  the  first  time  set  out,  viz.: 
Mercy  Hunt  (former  widow  of  the  Puritan  Brigham,  who  before 
this  time  had  married  her  third  husband,  William  Hunt,  also  then 
dead),  Thomas  Brigham,  John  Brigham,  Samuel  Brigham,  John 
Fay,  (husband  of  Mary  Brigham),  and  William  Ward  (husband  of 
Haimah  Brigham).  Feeling  uneasy  over  the  adverse  action  of  the 
Court,  in  1683,  the  proprietors  agreed  that  their  grants  "  shall  stand 
good  to  all  intents  and  purposes,  if  they  be  attested  by  John  Brig- 
ham, their  Clerk."  And  so  it  stood,  until,  after  a  generation,  having 
acquired  title  by  possession,  the  General  Court  confirmed  it. 

The  first  mill  in  town  was  built  by  John  Brigham  (before  Philip's 
War)  on  Assabet  River  (now  in  Northboro),  and  the  site  was  only 
recently  abandoned. 

The  first  tannery  in  town  was  built  by  Samuel  Brigham,  and  con- 
tinued in  the  family  for  generations.  The  shoe  industry  is  now  the 
most  important  by  far  in  town;  and  Francis  Brigham,  one  of  Sam- 
uel's descendants,  more  than  fifty  years  ago  started  in  Hudson  a 
shoe  factory,  which  is  the  leading  business  of  that  town. 

In  1689,  John  Brigham  was  one  of  a  committee  of  two  chosen 
by  the  town,  when  the  tyrant  Andros  was  superseded  by  the  Colonial 

At  this  period  new  settlements  to  the  westward  were  being  made 
(e.  g.,  Shrewsbury,  Brookfield,  Rutland,  Worcester,  and  Grafton), 
and  the  Brigham  family,  with  others,  sent  its  colonizers. 

In  Queen  Anne's  War,  Samuel  Brigham  was  one  of  the  committee 
to  assign  the  inhabitants  to  the  twenty-six  log  forts  erected.  Among 
these,  we  see:  "4.  Capt.  [Samuel]  Brigham's  Garrison."  "10. 
Thomas  Brigham's  Garrison,"  which  included  his  son  Jonathan. 
"  14.  Nathan  Brigham's  Garrison,"  and  David  Brigham  of  Edmund 
Rice's  Garrison.  In  this  war  Samuel  Brigham  was  the  lieutenant 
of  Capt.  Howe,  and  thereafter  received  a  bounty  for  destroying  an 

28       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

In  1717,  in  reply  to  petition  of  Thomas  Brigham  and  others, 
about  half  the  town  land,  with  other  added  (including  the  Rice  and 
Fay  farms  to  the  westward)  became  the  new  town,  "Westboro"; 
and  among  its  first  inhabitants  are  David  and  Jotham  Brigham,  with 
the  Rice,  Ward,  and  Fay  families  (related  by  intermarriage)  repre- 
sented. Subsequently,  Northboro,  Southboro,  and  Hudson  were 
carved  out  of  the  parent  town;  in  all  of  which  the  Brighams  were 

Some  Marlboro  records  covering  a  period  of  many  years  were 
lacking  (and  entirely  lost  in  the  Town  Hall  fire  of  1903;  showing 
the  town's  wise  foresight  in  having  had  published  a  history,  by 
Charles  Hudson,  1862;  to  which  the  present  writer  owes  so  much), 
but  in  1756,  we  find  Thomas  and  Capt.  Ephraim  Brigham  on  a 
committee  of  five  to  repair  the  meeting-house  "  on  the  foreside  and 
two  ends,"  including  glazing  "  with  sash  glass,  set  in  wood." 

In  the  military  history  of  Marlboro,  the  Brighams  have  held 
conspicuous  places.  Numbers  took  a  hand  in  the  French  and  Indian 
Wars,  as  exhibited  by  meager  records;  (Lieut.  Ephraim,  Sergt. 
Benj.,  Corps.  Asa  and  Ithamar,  privts.  Paul,  Noah,  etc.)  ;  and  when 
we  come  to  the  Revolution,  we  have  full  evidence  of  their  bravery. 
In  the  preliminary  stages,  George  Brigham  was  one  of  the  committee 
of  five  to  draw  up  a  "  Covenant  of  non-consumption  of  British 
goods  ";  and  was  one  of  three  to  represent  the  town  in  the  "  Pro- 
visional  Government." 

We  now  come  to  the  immortal  day  of  Concord  and  Lexington,  19 
April,  1775;  upon  which  day  marched  out  from  old  Marlboro 
Captain  William  Brigham  and  Company,  including  2d  Lieut. 
Ithamar  B.,  Sergts.  Henry  and  Joseph  B.,  Corp.  Lewis  B.,  and  pri- 
vates Lovewell,  George,  Gershom,  and  Alexander  Brigham;  in 
Barnes'  Company  marched  2d  Lieut.  Paul  Brigham,  Corp.  Antipas 
B.,  and  private  Jonathan;  in  Gates'  Company,  privates  Henry, 
George,  and  Uriah;  in  Howe's  Company,  private  Joel.  In  the  same 
year,  enrolled  with  the  "  eight  months  "  men,  we  find  Capt.  Paul, 
and  privates  Jonathan,  Abraham,  Artemas,  William,  Uriah,  Henry, 
and  George  Brigham.  Among  others  who  fought  during  this  war 
are  Lovewell,  John  Gott,  David,  Phineas,  David,  Paul,  Daniel, 
Samuel,  Stephen,  and  Aaron  Brigham.  (For  fuller  detail,  turn  to 
the  Appendix,  and  individual  records.) 

Illustrating  school  activity:  Thomas  and  Jotham  Brigham  were 
on  the  school  committee  of  five,  irr  1745;  Samuel  Brigham  received 
£57.10  for  teaching  "two  school  quarters,"  in  1747;  in  1771,  Capt. 
Ephraim  Brigham  left  ,£111,  a  permanent  fund,  the  interest  to  be 
annually  expended  for  a  school  for  "  writing  and  cyphering." 
"  Brigham  School,"  thus  created,  gave  to  older  pupils  in  the  spring 



(after  "common  school"  closing)  this  additional  instruction;  until 
the  fund  was  merged  in  the  general  appropriations. 

We  are  likely  to  forget  that  slavery  once  existed  in  New  England. 
In  1771,  the  Assessors  return  "  1  slave  owned  by  Hannah  Brigham." 
In  1770,  the  Brigham  "polls"  in  town,  with  the  number  in  each 
family,  appear  as  follows:  Samuel  1,  Uriah  1,  George  2,  Ithamar  1, 
Paul  1,  Ephraim  3,  Joseph  2,  Benjamin  3,  Asa  1,  Solomon  1, 
Caleb  2,  and  Winslow  1.  Ephraim  was  one  of  the  largest  tax- 
payers. At  the  beginning  of  the  next  century,  the  Brighams  num- 
ber 25  polls;  making,  with  the  Howes  and  the  Rices,  73  of  the  277 

"Brigham  Cemetery"  is  situated  on  West  Main  Street;  an  en- 
closure of  some  acre  and  a  half,  reached  through  a  little  lane  and 
commanding  a  pleasing  landscape  to  the  southwest.  It  was  named 
after  Capt.  William  Brigham  and  Lydia  his  wife,  who  died  in  1793, 
of  smallpox  (one  of  the  most  dreaded  foes  of  the  early  settlers)  ; 
and,  as  forbidden  to  be  buried  in  a  public  cemetery,  were  here 
entombed.  In  1808  this  land  was  deeded  by  Capt.  William's  son, 
Col.  Ephraim  Brigham,  Esq.,  to  the  Unitarian  Society;  and  over 
Ephraim's  remains,  in  1887,  Lucius  L.  Brigham  of  Worcester  erected 
a  fine  gray  granite  monument.  About  thirty  Brighams  are  here 
buried,  in  a  ground  which,  since  1882,  has  been  kept  in  excellent 
condition  by  the  income  of  the  "  Gibbon  Fund." 

Of  Marlboro  civil  oflBcers,  we  find: 

Selectmen:  Samuel  Brigham,  1707,  '10;  Samuel,  1741,  '42,  '44, 
'46,  '48,  '49,  '54;  Jedediah,  1741,  '43,  '47,  '52;  Ephraim,  1749,  '50, 
'54,  '56-'59,  '61,  '62,  '65,  '67,  '69;  Joseph,  1749,  '62,  '64;  Samuel, 
1755;  Joel,  1763,  '72;  Uriah,  1765,  '68,  '69;  Winslow,  1770-'80, 
'82,  '84,  '86,  '88,  '89,  '91 ;  Joseph,  1771 ;  George,  1774-'76;  Ithamar, 
1775,  '76,  '78,  '79,  '82;  Paul,  1777;  Solomon,  1777;  William,  1778, 
'82,  '85;  Daniel,  1792-'94,  '97-1813;  Aaron,  1795,  '96,  1802-'05; 
Joseph,  Jr.,  1799,  1801;  Paul,  1801;  Ithamar,  1801,  '06,  '09,  'H, 
'13;  Ephraim,  1808;  Jedediah,  1810,  '14-'l6;  Ashbel  S.,  I8I6; 
Ephraim,  1824,  '25;  Francis,  1846,  '47;  George,  1856. 

Town  Clerk:  Samuel  Brigham,  1754,  '55;  Uriah,  1769;  Winslow, 
1770-'80,  '82;  Daniel,  1807-'13;  Jedediah,  1814. 

Town  Treasurer:  George  Brigham,  1741;  Ephraim,  1742,  '43, 
'50,  '52-'64;  Daniel,  1801-'13;  Jedediah,  1814-'18;  George,  1855. 

Assessors:  Samuel  Brigham,  1739,  '40;  Ephraim,  1747,  '59-'63, 
'65,  '68;  Winslow,  1769,  '73,  '77,  '81,  '82,  '84-'86,  '88;  Asa,  1773, 
'74;  Paul,  1775,  '76;  Uriah,  1788;  Daniel,  1794-'99;  Aaron,  1800- 
'06,  '10;  Jedediah,  1804,  '08;  Charles,  1849;  Aaron,  1852. 

Representatives  to  General  Court:  John  Brigham,  1689,  '92; 
Samuel,  l697-'99,  1705;  Nathan,  1726,  '30;  Samuel,  1741;  George, 

30       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1776,  '77,  '81;  Paul,  1777;  Winslow,  1783,  '84;  Daniel,  1803,  '10, 
'12-'19;  Francis,  1850,  '52. 

Delegate  to  Constitutional  Convention,  1779,  Winslow  Brigham; 
Committee  of  Correspondence,  1776,  Paul  Brigham;  1780,  Joel 
Brigham.     Justice  Peace,  Joseph  Brigham,  appointed  1804. 

Of  the  three  original  Brigham  settlers,  two  historically  identified 
their  names  with  two  homesteads:  Thomas,  west  of  town  (on  present 
Glen  St.),  and  Samuel,  east  of  town  (on  present  E.  Main  St.). 
John  Brigham  seems  to  have  been  too  busy  to  "keep  home"  here; 
but  he  is  identified  by  his  miU  (on  the  "  Priest  Whitney  place  ")  in 
Northboro,  as  well  as  his  later  homestead  in  Sudbury. 




1  THOMAS^  BRIGHAM,  born  probably  in  England  in  1603; 
died  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  8  Dec.,  1653;  married,  probably  in 
1637,  Mercy  Hurd,  born  probably  in  England;  died  in  Marlboro, 
Mass.,  23  Dec,  1693. 

Governor  Winthrop  has  left  a  graphic  narrative  of  sixty-four 
days  on  shipboard  coming  hither  from  old  England  in  1630.* 
The  Rev.  Richard  Mather  also  kept  a  journal  of  his  passage,  in 
1635,  which  occupied  twelve  weeks  and  two  days  from  taking 
ship  at  Bristol  to  the  landing  at  Boston. f  These  stories  present 
a  vivid  picture  of  the  perils  and  privations  attending  the  long 
voyage  Thomas  Brigham  encountered  a  little  earlier  in  the  latter 
season,  from  the  somewhat  more  remote  port  of  London.  He  must 
have  first  set  foot  on  the  New  England  shore  early  in  June,  for  in 
one  of  the  few  passenger  lists  ij:  of  that  time  which  have  escaped 
loss  or  destruction  we  read: 

"  VIII  April  1635.  Theis  under  written  are  to  be  transported 
to  New  England  imbarqued  in  the  Susan  and  Ellen,  Edward 
Payne  Mr  (Master).  The  p'ties  have  brought  certificates  from 
y®  Ministers  and  Justices  of  the  peace  y*^  they  are  no  subsidy 
men;  and  are  conformable  to  y®  orders  and  discipline  of  the 
Church  of  England.  *  *  * 

"  Thomas  Brigham  32  " 

*  *  * 

Aboard  the  same  ship  were  Symon  Crosby  and  his  wife  and  in- 
fant, future  neighbors  in  Cambridge;  Ralph  Hudson  and  Per- 
cival  Green,  who  were  to  be  fellow-townsmen  there,  and  also  two 
boys,  Benjamin  and  Daniel,  with  their  father,  the  learned  and 
reverend  Peter  Bulkley,  who  the  same  year  was  to  found  the 
town  of  Concord  and  long  was  its  pastor  and  benefactor. 

The  record  quoted,  which  is  the  earliest  we  have  of  Thomas 
Brigham,  shows  that  he  was  born  in   1603,  wherein  occurred  the 

*  Winthrop's  History  of  New  England,     f  Richard  Mather's  Journal. 

■jf.  Hotten's  Original  Lists. 


34       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

death  of  Queen  Elizabeth  and  the  beginning  of  the  reign  of  the 
House  of  Stuart,  which  brought  so  much  misfortune  to  the  Puri- 
tans of  England. 

We  may  yet  learn  from  what  English  town  or  hamlet  he  came, 
for  the  great  mass  of  unprinted  and  inaccessible  parish  and  pro- 
bate records  is  slowly  yielding  each  year  to  patient  antiquarians 
more  particulars  of  those  who  passed  to  New  England. 

Landed  in  "  the  Massachusetts,"  perhaps  he  first  went  to  live 
in  Watertown;  but  of  that  we  have  no  intimation  further  than 
the  fact  that  his  largest  piece  of  planting  ground  was  situated 
within  Watertown  territory.  This,  however,  was  adjacent  to  the 
bounds  of  Cambridge  and  only  fourteen  minutes'  walk  from  the 
centre  of  the  latter  settlement,  while  on  the  other  hand  Water- 
town  village  was  nearly  three  miles  distant.  In  fact  it  was  in  a 
district  long  ago  taken  from  Watertown  and  made  part  of  Cam- 

Dr.  Bond,  who  made  an  exhaustive  study  of  the  early  settlers 
in  Watertown,  says:  "Probably  he  (Thomas  Brigham)  did  not 
reside  in  Watertown  "  (^Genealogy  and  History  of  Watertown,  p. 

A  visitor  in  1633  thus  described  the  village,  which  in  1638  was 
to  be  renamed  Cambridge: 

"  By  this  side  of  this  river  is  built  Newtown  which  is  three 
miles  by  land  from  Charlestown  &  a  league  &  a  half  by  water. 
This  place  was  first  intended  for  a  city  but  upon  more  serious 
consideration,  it  was  not  thought  so  fit,  being  too  far  from  the 
sea,  being  the  greatest  inconvenience  it  hath.  This  is  one  of 
the  neatest  &  best  compacted  towns  in  New  England,  having  many 
structures  &  many  handsome  contrived  streets.  The  inhabitants 
are  most  of  them  very  rich  &  well  stored  with  cattle  of  all  sorts, 
having  many  hundred  acres  of  ground  paled  in  with  one  general 
fence,  which  is  about  a  mile  &  a  halfe  long,  which  secures  all  their 
weake  cattle  from  the  wild  beasts.  On  the  other  side  of  the  river 
lieth  all  their  meadow  &  much  ground  for  hay."  * 

An  examination  of  the  map  of  Cambridge  as  it  was  in  1635, 
drawn  by  Mr.  Charles  D.  Elliot,  shows  that  the  original  settle- 
ment, called  "  the  town,"  lay  between  the  present  college  yard  and 
the  marsh  at  the  river's  edge.  To  the  eastward  stretched  the  first 
"  planting  field,"  "  the  small  lots  "  and  "  the  large  lotts  "  form- 
ing "  the  Neck."  To  the  westward  of  "  the  Town  "  lay  the  "  West 
End"  and  beyond  that  the  "West  End  Field."  In  "the  West 
End"  just  within  the  encircling  fort  or  stockade  lived  Thomas 

The  General  Court  in  1634,  and  again  in  1635  and  1639,  ordered 
that  records  of  every  man's  houses  and  lands  should  be  taken, 
*  New  England's  Prospect,  Josselyn,  1634. 

£  <j  7.  <i  i  q$  ^  Z  la  &  2. 

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entered  in  the  town  book  and  a  transcript  thereof  handed  into 
court,  and  that  such  record  should  be  a  sufficient  assurance  of  title. 

The  towns  were  slow  in  responding.  The  larger  part  of  such 
an  inventory  for  Cambridge,  and  that  which  enumerates  about 
seventy  proprietors,   follows  the  date  of  September,   1639. 

Thomas  Brigham's  property  is  described  as   follows: 

"  In  the  West  end  one  house  with  three  acres  of  Land  and  a 
halfe  the  highway  to  watertowne  North  Joseph  Isack  Southeast 
Symon  Crosb  (y)  Southwest,  the  high  waye  to  the  Windemill  Hill 
West."     (P.  R.,  p.  64.)* 

Situated  thus  at  a  corner,  the  lot  can  be  identified  with  excep- 
tional certainty;  the  "highway  to  watertowne,"  now  Brattle  Street, 
and  the  "  high  waye  to  the  Windemill  Hill,"  now  Ash  Street,  being 
two  very  early  thoroughfares,  which  have  maintained  their  identity 
from  1630  to  the  present  day.  If  the  curious  reader  cares  to 
follow  Ash  Street  to  the  river,  he  will  notice  that  the  "  Winde 
mill  hill  "  was  a  low  one,  being  rather  a  projection  of  the  higher 
land  into  the  marshes;  and  looking  up  the  Charles  River,  as  it 
comes  down  through  the  broad  meadows,  it  is  still  evident  why, 
in  1632,  the  mill  was  removed  to  Boston,  because  only  when  the 
wind  came  from  across  these  meadows  to  the  west  had  it  force 
to  propel  the  sails. 

Forty-one  pages  further  on,  in  the  Proprietors'  Book,  this 
description  is  repeated,  except  that  we  now  have  "  one  Dwelling 
house  with  out  houses."  Elizabeth  Isaacke  is  now  on  the  South- 
east and  "  John  Benjamin  and  An  Crosby  on  the  South  west." 
Their  father  Symon  died  in  1639-  When  this  property  was  deeded 
in  1654,  it  is  described  as  "  conteyning  the  late  mansion  house 
of  the  s^  Thomas  Brigham  with  the  Edifices,  Barn,  Cow  houses 
and  about  three  acres  and  a  halfe  to  the  same  adjoyning 
a  part  whereof  is  a  garden  &  orchards." 

Radcliffe  College  has  lately  acquired  a  portion  of  this  estate, 
known  as  the  Greenleaf  estate,  as  it  lies  directly  across  Brattle 
Street  from  its  grounds  which  contain  "  Faye  House,"  "  Agassiz 
Hall "  and  the  Gymnasium  building,  and  eventually  will  form  its 
principal  quadrangle. 

The  Watertown  Booh  of  Possessions  describes  Thomas  Brig- 
ham's  property  in  that  town  as  follows  (a.  d.  1639): 

"  Thomas  Brigam. 

"  1.  Thirteen  Acres  of  upland  more  or  less  and  one  Acre  of 
Meddow  bounded  the  East  with  John  Marrett  &  Cambridge  line 
the  West  with  Thomas  Andrews  &  Robert  Keies  the  North  with 
Cambridge  Street  the  South  with  River  &  Samuel  Saltonstall." 

*  P.  R.  refers  to  the  Proprietors'  Record  of  Cambridge,  and  to  the 
pages  as  numbered  in  the  printed  publication. 

36      THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Here  again  the  bounds  are  of  exceptional  clearness:  the  river, 
Cambridge  Street  (now  Brattle  Street)  and  the  "  Cambridge  line  " 
(now  Sparks  Street). 

If  the  curious  reader  has  followed  Ash  Street  to  the  "  Winde 
mill  hill/'  he  has  noticed  along  the  foot  of  its  short  western  slope 
a  group  of  ancient  willows,  the  willows  that  Lowell  loved  and 

"  .     .     .     an   ancient   willow   spreads 
Eight  balanced  limbs,  springing  at  once  all  round, 
His  deep  ridged  trunk  with  upward  slant  diverse. 
In  outline  like  enormous  beaker.     .     .     . 
"This    tree 
Is  one  of  six,  a  willow  Pleiades, 
The  seventh  fallen,  that  lean  along  the  brink 
Where  the  steep  upland  dips  into  the  marsh. 
Their  roots  like  molten  metal  cooled  in  flowing. 
Stiffened  in  coils  and  runnels  down  the  bank. 
The  friend  of  all  the  winds,  wide  armed  he  towers 
And  glints  his  steely  aglets  in  the  sun. 

— Under  the  Willows,  James  Russell  Lowell. 

This  group  of  willows  bounds  at  one  end  a  portion  of  the 
Metropolitan  Park  which  lies  between  the  Charles  River  and 
Mt.  Auburn  Street.  At  its  other  end  Thomas  Brigham's  "  Water- 
town  Field  "  came  down  to  the  stream.  Inland  from  "  the  wil- 
lows "  the  narrow  Longfellow  Park  extends  up  to  the  front  of 
Craigie  House  and  as  a  memorial  preserves  the  vista  of  which  that 
poet  was  so  fond,  looking  across  the  "  meadows  on  y®  south  side 
the  river,"  as  the  old  records  call  them,  where  is  now  "  Soldiers 
Field,"  and  its  huge  white  stadium,  which  gathers  within  it  of 
an  afternoon,  a  crowd  in  numbers  double  the  whole  population  of 
Massachusetts  in  the  days  of  Thomas  Brigham. 

If  we  go  up  Sparks  Street  from  the  river  as  far  as  Brattle 
Street,  observing  that  what  is  now  Hubbard  Park  (or  two  and  one- 
half  acres  of  it)  substantially  represents  the  lot  that  John  Mar- 
rett  owned  at  the  northeast  corner  of  Thomas  Brigham's  land, 
then  follow  Brattle  Street  to  Lowell  Street,  and  thence  by  that 
street  to  the  park,  then  to  the  river  front,  and  then  along  the  water 
to  where  Sparks  Street  would  enter  it,  we  shall  have  compassed 
the  Watertown  property  of  Thomas  Brigham.  We  have  also 
included  about  three  acres  at  the  corner  of  Mt.  Auburn  Street  and 
Lowell  Street  that  belonged  to  Samuel,  the  son  of  Sir  Richard 
Saltonstall,  the  exact  boundary  line  of  which  is  uncertain. 

At  the  back  of  the  Cambridge  Proprietors'  Book,  without  date 
but  by  the  context  perhaps  as  early  as  1636,  is  recorded:  "  Lootts 
Given  out  By  the  towne  one  the  South  side  of  Charles  River:    in 


two  Sever  (al)  Divissions:  to  severall  men  as  followeth."  In  these 
as  "  53  "  Thomas  "  Bridgham  "  received  in  "  The  Lower  Division  " 
4  acres  and  in  "  the  Upper  division  "  4  acres  7  (poles). 

Thomas  was  made  by  the  General  Court  a  Freeman  of  the 
Massachusetts  Bay  Company,  April  18,  1637,*  and  thus  became  a 
member  of  the  body  politic  and  acquired  the  right  to  vote.  Pre- 
liminary to  this  he  must  have  been  a  member  of  Cambridge  church, 
but  its  records  for  the  early  years  are  lost.  The  oath  required  of 
a  Freeman  by  the  law  of  1634  was',  as  follows: 

I,  A.  B.,  being  by  God's  providence,  an  inhabitant  and  ffree- 
man  within  the  jurisdiction  of  this  Commonweale,  doe  freely  ac- 
knowledge my  self  e  to  be  subject  to  the  governm*  thereof  doe 
heere  sweare,  by  the  great  and  dreadful  name  of  the  everlasting 
God,  that  I  wil  be  true  and  faithful  to  the  same,  and  will  ac- 
cordingly yeilde  assistance  and  support  thereunto,  with  my  pson 
and  estate,  as  in  equity  I  am  bound,  and  will  also  truely  indeav' 
to  maintaine  and  preserve  all  the  libertyes  and  privilidges  thereof, 
submitting  my  selfe  to  the  wholesome  laws  and  orders  made  and 
established  by  the  same:  and  furth"",  that  I  will  not  plott  nor 
practise  any  evil  against  it,  nor  consent  to  any  that  shall  so  doe, 
but  will  timely  discover  and  reveale  the  same  to  lawfuU  authority 
now  here  established,  for  the  speedy  preventing  thereof.  More- 
over, I  doe  solumnely  bynde  myself e,  in  the  sight  of  God,  that  when 
I  shall  be  called  to  give  my  voice  touchijig  such  matter  of  this 
state,  wherein  freemen  are  to  deale,  I  will  give  my  vote  and 
suffrage,  as  I  shall  judge  in  myne  owne  conscience  may  best  con- 
duce and  tend  to  the  publique  weale  of  the  body,  without  respect 
of  psons,  or  favor  of  any  man. 

Soe  helpe  mee  God,  in  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ. 

"  Oc'tob''  the  firste  1639"  he  was  chosen  constable  and  "joined 
with  the  Townsmen  "  or  selectmen  {T.  R.,  p.  36). f 

"  Att  a  Towne  meeting  the  first  Monday  in  Mar  1639  •  •  • 
It  is  ordered  that  all  that  is  not  outsyde  fence  in  the  west  flfeilde 
but  common  ffence  betweene  that  and  the  other  twoe  new  ifeildes 
shall  be  Removed  by  the  owners  of  the  same  and  sett  upp  uppon 
the  lyne  betweene  Cambridge  and  Watertow  and  to  lessen  their 
charges  they  shall  be  abated  in  ev''ie  five  Rod  one  Rodd  and  w*  shall 
remaine:  to  be  done  att  a  generall  charge  as  the  other  Rayles  and 
this  to  be  done  before  the  first  of  August  next  ensuing  uppon 
the  penalttie  of  5^  a  rod  for  ev''ie  defaulte.  The  wch  order  Thomas 
Parrishe  and  Thomas  Briggam  shall  see  to  be  fulfilled  uppon 
the  forfit  of  XX«  a  man  "  &c.— (T.  R.,  p.  39). 

*  Records  of  the  Mass.  Bay  Colony,  i.  p.  373. 

t  T.  B.  refers  to  the  Town  Records  of  Cambridge,  and  to  the  pages 
of  the  printed  publication. 

38       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

At  "  a  Court  of  Assistants,  or  Quarter  Court,  held  at  Boston, 
the  3rd  of  the  10th  mo.  1639,"  Thomas  Brigham  was  one  of  the 
twelve  jurymen  on  the  trial  of  "  Marmaduke  Peirce,  being  indited 
upon  suspition  of  murther,  was  found  not  guilty,  but  was  bound  to 
the  good  behavio'',  and  to  appear  at  the  next  Court,  and  to  pay 
the  witnesses  and  Nico.  Davis  was  bound  in  20^  for  his  appear- 
ance.— "  (Colonial  Records.) 

In  the  fall  of  1640  land  was  granted:  to  Joseph  Cook  400  acres, 
to  Mr.  Samuell  Shepard  400  acres,  to  Captaine  Cooke  and  Edward 
Goffe  each  600  acres  and  to  John  Bridge  350  acres.     When: 

John  More 
There  were  then  p'sent  six  of  the  Thomas  Briggam 

seven  Townsmen  that  subscribed  *   unto  Thomas  Marret 

theis  Grauntes  n  ly  Edwrd  Goff 

John   Bridge 
Joseph   Cooke 

(T.  B.,  p.  41.) 

Xth  Novembr  1640  Att  a  Towne  meeting  generally  of  all  the  In- 
habit    .     .     .     There  were  chosen  for  Townsmen  as  followeth: 

Tho:   Marret 
Thoms    Parrish 
Thomas   Briggam 
Joh    Stedman 
Abrahm  Shawe 

(T.  R.,  p.  43.) 
8  9th  month  called  Novem:    1642. 
Att    a    towne    meeting    .     .     .     there    were    chosen    .     .     .     fFor    Con- 
stables for  this  prsent  yeare  Tho  Briggam 

Edwa:  Oakes 

(T.  B.,  pp.  46-47.) 

Anno  1645  were  graunted  by  the  Towne  these  forty  seaven  Lotts,  on 
the  west  side  of  Monotamye  river,  to  the  sevall  inhabitants  of  the  Towne 
as    foUoweth     .     .     . 

Thomas  Brigham  one  acr  more  or  lesse  William  Manninge  east,  John 
Bruer  west  Charlestown  lyne  north  Comon  south. 

These  47  lots,  of  from  one  to  3^  acres  each,  were  all  adjacent 
to  the  Charlestown  line  with  the  common  land  to  the  south  of  them. 
Thomas  Brigham's  is  the  sixteenth  from  the  east  end. 

In  the  yeare  1645  .  .  . 

Alsoe  granted  the  land  on  this  side  the  water  f  lying  beyond  (5)  miles, 
unto  the  seaventh  mile  for  small  farmes.  The  names  of  the  prsons  & 
quantities  followeth,  onely  they  that  fall  by  lott  between  the  5^^  &  6th 
mile,  there  quantity  is  to  be  multiplied  by  8:  and  they  that  between  the 
sixth  &  seaventh  mile  there  quantity  to  be  multiplied  by  nine.  &  what 
the  land  on  this  side  the  water  Cometh  short  to  make  up  the  prties  prpor- 

*  In  the  original  record  these  names  are  all  entered  by  the  clerk. 
t  Menotime. 



tions  here  after  mentioned  of  the  land  on  ye  other  side  the  water,  to  begin 
at  the  nerest,  &  soe  on. 

Itm  to  Herbert  Pelham,  Esq.  late  Mr  Bucklies  house  - 13  -  00 

1  lott  Tho:  Brigham  -10-00 

(T.  B.,  p.  67.)     • 

There  are  25  lots  in  all. 

We  do  also  agree  and  give  the  land  at  Menotime  for  their  full  prpor- 
tions  of  all  the  lands  in  ye  Towne  except  Rich:  Jacson  John  Betts: 
and  Tho:  Brigham   (T.  B.,  p.  69). 

The  Church  book  of  Disbursements  contains  this  entry: 

1645.  Payd  our  brother  Briggam  for  something  for  clothinge  for  his 
sone  0:7:6 

(Paige's  Hist,  of  Cambridge,  p.  258.) 

This  may  refer  to  Sebastian  Brigham  or  to  John  Brigham.  As 
we  read  it,  this  does  not  seem  consistent  with  the  estate  which 
Thomas  Brigham  possessed  before  and  after  this  date. 

At  a  towne  meting:    8<3:  (4)  mo  1646:     .     .     . 

Thomas  Brigham  delinquent  in  ye  Breach  of  the  about  hogs,  viz:  for 
his  wives  rescuing  of  two  Hogs  from  ye  Impounder  when  He  should  a 
driven  them  to  pound,  for  ten  at  one  time  and  two  at  another  being 
unringed,  and  thre  being  impounded  allsoe  for  two  oxen  of  his:  Breaking 
ye  order.     .     .     .  (T.  B.,  p.  53.) 

Thomas  Brigham  for  ye  Breach  of  ye  Hog  order  to  pay  for  ye  two 
rescued  away  by  his  wife  Vs  and  for  ye  other  00  -  07  -  06 

4   (9)mo  1646 
Severall   men    fined    (     )    Breach    of   the    orders    concerning    oxen    and 
hogs     .     .    . 

Bro.  Brigham  (for  10  hogs  at  one  time  and 

(4  at  another  and  3  at  another  4s  -  00 

(without  a  keeper  and  some  unringed 

(T.  B.,  p.  54.) 

The  list  of  the  offenders,  of  which  this  is  one,  includes  over 
forty  names,  or  a  large  part  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  hamlet. 

11th  8.  1647 
It  is  ordered  that  Bro.  GoflFe  and  Bro:  Ed:  Oakes  shall  gather  up  the 
fines  due  to  Bro.  Cane  for  his  fines  of  the  oxen. 

s    d 
of  Robert  Parker  -0-8-2 

of  Tho:  Brigham  -0-7 -8  etc 

40       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 
The  list  of  18  names  ends  with 

of  Elder  Champnis  -     -0-8 

According  to  this  account  every  man  is  Bated  one  third  prt  of  what 
he  ough(t)  to  a  payde  By  the  towne  order  wch  is  Sd  pr  heade.  &  we  have 
Concluded  that  every  man  shal  pay  according  to  this.  &  soe  he  pay  but 
2d.  pr  heade  for  every  default.  &  theese  men  are  to  be  sattisfied  out  of 
the  fines  for  there  gathering  them  up  (T.  B.,  pp.  63,  63). 

Severall  Officers  Chosen  to  order  the  prudentiall  affaires  of  this  Towne 
for  this  present  yeare  Ensueing  the  date  hereof. 

8th  9th  1647     .     .     . 
for  Townsmen         (John  Bridge 
(Tho:  Marret 
(John  Stedman 
(Tho:  Brigham 
(Tho:  Beale  (T.  B.,  p.  69.) 

13th  (1)   1647/1648      .     .     . 

Whereas  It  hath  bine  formerly  ordered  and  published  that  all  out  fences 
be  sufficiently  made  by  the  owners  thereof  before  the  last  of  this  prsent 
month  and  the  penalty  of  6<i  pr  rod,  for  every  rod  that  is  found  failing: 
It  is  now  ordered  that  there  shalbe  12<i  a  month  penalty  for  every  rod  that 
shalbe  found  delinquent  after  the  last  of  this  prsent  month  is  expired: 
to  be  demanded  of  the  owners  of  such  fence  from  time  to  time  the 
saide  monthly  fine  untill  such  time  as  the  fence  be  made  sufficient     .     .     . 

John  Bridge,  Tho:  Marrett,  Tho:  Brigham  and  Tho:  Beale  are  appoynted 
to  see  this  ordered  uppon  the  owners  of  the  fence  belonging  to  the 
West  feilde  (T.  B.,  p.  73). 

17th  3th  mo.  1648. 
Thomas  Brigham  Bought  of  Williams  Hamlett,  ten  acr  of  land  in  fresh 
Pond  med.   abutt.   William   Holman,   Nathaneell   Sparahauke,  John  Doget, 
Richard    Champnis,    Susan    Bloget,    and  -William    Man,    North    West,    the 
greate  swamps  South  East,  Widow  ifisher  Souwest  (P.  B.,  p.  134). 

7th  of  the  6th  mo:  1648 
thease  presents  witnes  that  thomas  Brigham  of  Cambrigd  having  A 
percell  of  land  about  three  akers  more  or  les  adioning  to  the  west  field 
in  Cambrigd  bounds  being  bounded  Watertowne  highway  to  the  fresh 
pond  Southwest  great  swamp  north  Robert  parker  East:  hee  doth  freely 
Resigne  up  all  his  right  &  Intrest  in  the  same  into  the  hands  of  the  towns- 
men from  him  and  his  for  ever.  Condition  that  they  dispose  of  It  as 
that  Care  be  made  to  maintain  the  fence  that  is  layd  upon  that  land  to 
beare  and  secure  the  said  thomas  brigham  from  all  future  damages 
In  presence  of  his  T  marke 

Roger  bancroft  thomas    brigham 

Jonathan  bower 

thomas   dan  forth 
this  land  the  towns  men  doe  asigne  to  thomas  Marrit  upon  Condition  hee 
make  the  fence. 


11th  10th  mo  1648 
thomas  Marrit  Resigned  up  this  land  againe  into  the  towns  hand,   the 
note  of  thease  acts  put  upon  file  (P.  R.,  p.  154). 

12  of   (10)   1648     .     .     . 

Lands  layd  out,  on  the  Rocks,  on  the  North  side  the  River  Impr.  To 
Thomas  Brigham: 

Seventy  two  acr's  Charlestowne  line  on  the  north.  Cow  Comon  East 
(P.  B.,  p.  138). 

The  interesting  story  of  the  recent  discovery  of  the  location  of 
this  "  small  farme  "  is  told  in  the  Appendix  to  this  book. 

8th  of  the  11th  1648:     .     .     . 
Liberty  granted  to  Thomas  Brigham  to  fell  some  timber  on  the  Comon 
for  the  Repaireing  of  his  house  and  out  fences,  prvided  it  be  before  the 
first  of  June  next  Ensueing:    (T.  R.,  p  79). 

23th  12th  mo.  1648 
Uppon  an  apoytment,  of  a  generall  meeting  of  the  proprietors  of  the 
Lands  within  the  west  feild,  we  then  found  according  to  a  division  made 
of  the  fence  appurtayneing  to  the  same,  formerly:  everjinans  pportion 
as  here  followeth  in  order,  begining  at  the  first  foure  Railes  next  the 
greate  Swamp  adjoyning  to  the  ox  pasture  and  ending  at  water  Towne 
Line  next  Wm  Hamletts  The  fence  is  divided  in  the  generall  for  one 
acre  of  land,  3  pole  of  fence.     .     .     . 

Tho:  Brigam  12  *  (P.  B.,  pp.  335-7.) 

Thomas  Brigham's  is  the  72d  lot  in  89  items. 

At  a  generall  meeting  of  the  pprietors  of  the  necke  of  land  by  the 
consent  of  the  major  pt  of  the  pprietors  there  was  an  adition  of  fence 

added  to  cache  pprietor  for  the  preserving  of  it  from  stroy:     .  .     . 
The  fence  was  thus  devided  in  order  following 

rod  foot    inch 
Impr  To  mr  Cooke  half  that  which  lay  agst  his  land  and 

his  ption  for  his  land  in  the  neck 5  12 

To   Mr   Herbert   Pelham    16  5^ 

To  Tho:  Danforth   04  14 

Robt:   Broadish    02  07 

Wm    Homan    00  01 

Tho:   Bridgham    00  12 

Then  follow  28  others  (P.  R.,  pp.  338-9), 

The  only  reference  to  Thomas  Brigham  preserved  in  the  Water- 
town  records,  other  than  the  description  of  his  property  already 
quoted,  is  as  follows: 

It  is  Ordered,  yt  acording  to  the  complaynt  of  those  two  men  apoynted 
by  the  towne,  for  the  seeing  unto  the  suflBciency  of  fences,  wee  have 
awarded,  Thomas  Brigham  to  pay  unto  the  s^  men,  yt  is  Garrett  Church 
&  John  Trayne,  the  some  of  five  shillings,  for  that  he  did  not  sett  up  his 
pt  of  fence  wth  his  neighbors  according  to  order  (First  September,  1651, 
Watertown  Records,  vol.  i.  p.  23). 

42       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

January  12  1651  .  .  .  Goodman  Brigham  is  Cost  by  the  Townsmen 
the  Sum  of  10s :  to  Garrett  Church  &  John  Trayne  the  Town  oflfeceres  for 
ye  not  regulating  his  hogs  according  to  the  Towne  orders  (Ibid.,  p.  28). 

The  Devission  of  Shaw  Shine:* 

4   (4)   52 
The  Number  of  evne  mans  lott,  and  Quantity  of  acres  is  as  followeth 

•  •  •  •  ■ 

89/  Tho:  Briggam       180  acres. 

•  •  •  •  ■ 

(T.  B.,  pp.  97,  98.) 
14  (13)  1652 
Robert   Parker   hath   liberty   to   Sell   some   timber,   for   his   use,   as   also 
John    flfessington,   for  enlarging  his   barne,   and   Tho:   Brigham    for   railes 
(T.  B.,  p.  101). 

14  :  12  :  1652 
It  is  agreed  between  Ri:  Jacson,  Tho:  Brigham  on  the  one  prty  and 
Mr  Joseph  Cooke,  Edward  Goffe,  and  Tho:  Danforth  on  ye  other  prty, 
yt  all  differences  about  the  fence  in  the  necke  of  land,  appertyning  to 
Cambridge;  shall  be  referred  to  the  hearing  and  determination  of  Deacon 
Monsell  and  Tho:  Perce  of  Charles  Towne,  to  determine  the  matter  in 
diflFerence  between  the  marsh  and  upland,  each  prty  to  procure  one  of 
the  said  arbitrators  at  or  before  the  10th  of  March  next  ensueing. 
Joseph  Cooke  Richard  Jackson 

Edward  Goffe  Thomas  Brigham 

Thomas  Danforth  (T.  B.,  p.  157.) 

the  28th  loth  mo.  1653 

The  proprietors  of  the  wood  Lotts  meeting  together  agreed  to  devide 
the  remainder  of  the  wood  Lotts  apperteyning  to  these  Lotts  formerly 
Devided  in  to  foure  Squadrants,  wch  was  accordingly  done  by  lott  being 
in  evne  Squadrant  thirty  acres.  ...  In  ye  4th  Squadrant  next  Spy 

Tho:   Cakes  -  02 

Edw:   Winship  -  02^ 

Mr  Michell  -  06 

Abra:    Errington  -  01^ 

ffranc:  Whitmore  -  00| 

Ri:  Champney  -  03 j 

Tho:  Chisholme  -  04 

The  towne  Lott  -  OIJ 

Tho:  Brigham  -  02 

Jno:  ffessington  -  Olf 

Andrew  Belshar  -  OU 


{T.  B.,  pp.  64,  65.) 

*  Shawshine  was  set  off  from  Cambridge  in  1655  and  incorporated  as 
the  town  of  Billerica,  previous  to  which  the  Cambridge  men  who  had 
received  grants  in  that  territory,  with  a  few  exceptions,  united  in  what 
is  called  the  "  Great  Deed,"  conveying  all  their  rights  to  the  inhabitants 
of  Billerica.  Thomas  Brigham's  lot.  No.  89,  was  included  in  that 

44  -  07  -    8 
26  -  04  -     4 

THOMAS,   THE  EMIGRANT                         48 

The  following  entry,  which  must  belong  before  1654,  is  found 

at  the  end  of  the  Town  Book,  printed  upside  down,  the  date  on  the 

preceding  page  being  for  1703: 


Robert  Parker  49  -  08  -     2 

Thomas  Bredgham 

Rich  Wyeth 

Will  man  16  -  02  -     8 

Holman  10  -  01  -    8 

Elder  ffrost  15  -  02  -     6 

Grene  18  -  03  -     0 

Dansfurth  6-01-0 

Crackbone  13  -  02  -     2 

ffrench  05  -  00  -  10 

Holms  28  -  04  -     8 

Shaw  12  -  02  -     0 

Gibsonn  11  -  01  -  10 

hildreth  8  -  01  -     4 

Coopr  6  -  01  -     0 

Oak  2-00-4 

Brandish  10  -  01  -    8 

Eldr    Chpns 

4  -  00  -     0 

(T.  B.,  p.  350.) 

Thomas  Brigham  died  the  8th  day  of  the  10th  month,  1653 
(Old  Style),  or  December  Ipth,  1653   (New  Style). 

He  was  buried,  there  is  convincing  reason  to  believe  (Mr.  Morse 
notwithstanding),  in  the  old  Burial  Ground  on  the  south  side  of 
the  Cambridge  Common,  a  few  minutes'  walk  from  his  mansion; 
but  no  stone  remains  to  mark  the  spot.  Only  one  of  the  existing 
stones*  records  a  death  as  early  as  1653,  that  of  Ann  Erinton, 
who  died  two  days  after  Thomas  Brigham.  The  stone  next  in 
age  is  ten  years  later,  and  commemorates  Elizabeth  Cutter,  sister- 
in-law  of  Mercy  Brigham's  sister,  if  Mr.  Morse's  supposition  is 


In  the  name  of  God  Amen,  I  Thomas  Brigham  of  Cambridge 
being  at  this  pnt  writeing  weake  in  body,  and  not  knowing  how  the 
Lord  will  dispose  of  me,  whether  for  life  or  death,  and  haveing 
yet  through  the  mercy  of  God,  a  good  memory  and  sound  under- 
standing, do  hereby  ordeine  and  make  this  my  last  Will  &  Testi- 
ment,  my  poare  Soule  wch  I  do  beleive  is  imortall  and  shall  live 
when  my  body  is  dissolved  to  dust,  I  do  desire  by  faith  humbly 
to  comitt  and  leave  it  in  y®  Armes  of  the  everlasting  mercies  of  God 

*  Cambridge  Epitaphs,  Harris,  1845. 

t  Both  the  will  and  the  inventory  are  copied  from  the  original  documents. 

44       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

the  father  in  his  deare  and  Eternal  Sonne  Jesus  Xt,  who  when  I 
was  altogether  full  of  Enmity  agst  him,  and  a  miserable  undone 
child  of  wrath,  did  then  send  his  holy  word  accompanied  with  the 
irresistable  power  of  his  ow°  blessed  spirit  to  make  knowne  and 
apply  the  exceding  and  abundant  riches  of  his  grace  to  my  Soule, 
by  w^*'  faith  I  have  desired  to  live,  and  do  now  desire  to  dy,  and 
go  to  that  Lord  Jesus  who  hath  Loved  me  to  the  Death  that  I  a 
poare  sinner  might  live,  my  body  I  comitt  it  to  the  earth  to  be 
decently  buried  at  the  discretion  of  my  Executrix,  and  as  for  my 
children,  and  outward  blessings  wch  the  Lord  hath  bin  pleased  of 
his  goodnes  to  blesse  me  w*^*^  all  and  for  a  time  to  make  me  Steward 
of  my  will  is  that  they  be  thus  disposed  of  as  followeth,  viz*^.  my 
just  debts  being  first  sattisfyed,  my  will  is  that  my  loveing  wife 
shall  have  to  her  owne  vse  one  third  pt  of  my  estate,  according 
to  the  Law  of  the  Country:  and  to  my  Eldest  sonne  Thomas  I 
give  one  third  pt  of  the  remainder  of  my  estate,  and  the  rest  of 
my  estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  my  other  4:  children  Jn° 
and  Mary  and  Hannah  and  Samuell  my  will  is  that  my  wife  shall 
have  the  vse  of  my  whole  estate  dureing  her  widow  hood,  for  the 
bringing  up  and  education  of  my  children  and  in  case  the  Lord 
shall  provide  for  my  wife  by  mariage,  it  shall  then  be  at  the  wiU 
and  discretion  of  the  overseers  of  this  my  last  will  and  testament, 
whether  my  children  with  their  portions  shall  continue  with  her 
or  not,  and  as  they  see  meet  to  dispose  of  them  and  their  portions 
for  their  education  and  bringing  up.  I  do  appoint  my  wife  to  be 
sole  Executrix  of  this  my  last  will  and  Testament  and  do  also 
desire  my  Loveing  Brethren  Thomas  Danforth,  Jn°.  Cooper,  Thomas 
Fox,  Jn°.  Hastings,  and  William  Towne  to  be  overseers  of  this 
my  last  will  and  testament:  and  in  witness  hereof  I  do  hereunto 
put  my  hand  and  scale  this  7th  of  the  10^''  mo.  1653, 

Read  &  signed  in  the  his  T  marke 

presence  of  John  Cooper  Thomas  Brigham  (Seal) 

John  Hastings  * 

Tho:  Danforth  Proved  S^  8m  1654, 

At  a  County  Court  held  at  Cambridge  the  3:  (8mo)  1654 

Thomas  Danforth,  John  Cooper,  Thomas  Fox  and  Jno.  Hastings 
appearing  before  the  Court,  Attested  upon  oath  that  the  within 
named  Thomas  Brigham  deceased:  being  of  a  sound  mind  and 
good  memory  made  this  his  last  will  &  testament 

Thomas  Danforth  Recorder. 

Entered  &  Recorded  25-11-1654,  Mid.  Prob.,  L.  V.,  p.  41  and 


By  Tho:  Danforth 

No.  1733 




The  10:  of  the  12  mo:  1653 

And  Inventery  of  the  Goode  and  Chattells  of  Thomas  Bridgham 
Latly  deceased  followeth 

£       s        d 

Imprs  one  Cloake  and  a  cloth  suite  02  -  00  -  00 

It  one  stufe  Coate  and  a  water  stufe  oxJd  suit  &  shett  band)  ^  _  ._ 

&  other  linen  \ 

It  one  large  cloth  Coat  0-13-04 
It  one  cloth  stragt  Coat  &  a  new  paire  of  breches  one  hatt  68  8d    1  -  16  -  08 

It  a  paire  of  boots  shoes  and  stockens  0-10-00 

It  In  silver  0-11-02 

It  3  silver  spones  0-12-00 

In  the  paler 

It:  one  great  bedstadle  1-00-00 

It  one  feather  bed  and  boulter  larg  4-10-00 

It  one  feather  bed  fine  teken  3  pellows  3-15-00 

It  one  litle  feather  bed                     "  1-10-00 

It  one  grene  ruge  and  a  paire  blankets  3-10-00 

It  Cartenes  and  vallance  1-00-00 

It  one  paire  of  hollon  shets  1-06-08 

It  4  paire  of  flaxen  shets  1-08-00 

It  2  paire  of  corse  shets  0-13-04 

It  9  pellows  3s  4'i  p  pece  1-10-00 

It  one  dammeske  cobbert  cloth  0-02-06 

It  one  Calecoe  cobbert  cloth  0-02-08 

It  one  fine  table  cloth  0-04-00 

It  3  short  table  clothes  0-06-08 

It  one  duessen  of  napkins  0-06-00 

It  3  cors  napkines  0-01-00 

It  3  towells  0-01-04 

It  2  small  trunkes  wherein  the  lenen  is  0-10-00 

It  one  levery  table  &  cloth  0-10-00 

It  one  cubbert  table  and  cloth  1-06-08 

It  2  Joyne  cheyers  a  buffet  stolle  0-10-00 

It  2  cobbert  clothes  0-03-04 

It  2  peces  of  branch  stufe  4  Chusenes  0-03-04 

It  4  chusens  0-02-08 

It  4  £  Carret  sed  0-08-00 

It  i  Carraway  sede  0-05-00 

It  a  parcell  of  ould  [     ]  with  one  bible  and  a  greater  bible  1-00-00 

It  one  warmin  pane  0-02-00 

It  a  table  basket  0-02-00 

It  11  £  of  wollen  &  Gotten  yarne  2s  6d  1  -  07  -  06 

In  the  hall 

It  a  table  a  forme  &  Carpet  cloth  0  -  15  -  00 

It  a  small  table  &  cloth  0-03-00 

It  2  chests  0-13-04 

It  4  Joyne  cheyers  0-10-00 

'  Thomas  Brigham,  1654-1753. 

46       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

It  3  Joyne  stoles 

It  one  Coselet  &  pikes 

It  a  paire  of  horsman  pestoll  and  a  cutlash  and  belte 

It  a  Corliver  and  sword  &  belt 

It  a  lanthorne 

It  one  paire  of  Cobbornes 

It  2  stone  Jauges  other  small  things 

In  the  checken   [kitchen] 
It   one   halfe   headed  bedstadle   blockbed   boulster   a   ruga 
Coverlet  a  paire  of  blankets  curtenes  &  vallance  and  a 






bed  suttell  [settle] 


-  00  - 


It  a  tranell  bed  2  ould  Coverlets  with  a  chaflfe  bed  &  boulster 


-  00  - 



-  16  - 


In  the  Chambers 




It  one  flocke  bed  and  boulster  one  Covelut  a  shet  and  a  paire  j 


-  00  - 


of  blankets                                                                                        1 

It  a  table 


-  03  - 


It  a  wennowing  cloth 


-  10  - 


It  a  small  spining  whelle 


-  01  - 


It  a  sadle  and  bridle  a  brest  gurt  and  a  ould  sadle 


-  00  - 


It  6  sickle  and  hockes  [hooks] 


-  03  - 


It  a  hand  sawe  shave  and  2  seives 


-  03  - 


It  3  paire  of  woU  cards 


-  02  - 


It  3  corne  seives 


-  02  - 


It  a  childs  Cradle 


-  04  - 


It  7  bush  wheate 


-  15  - 


It  19  bush  Indian 


-  17  - 


It  3  bush  i  rye 


-  14  - 


It  6  bush  pease 


-  04  - 


It  sieve  and  stafe 


-  02  - 


It  3  barreU  &  3  halfe  barrell 


-  08  - 


It  2  dressed  skines 


-  03  - 


It  43  £  peuter 


-  03  - 


It  2  bell  Candlesticks 


-  03  - 


It  3  peuter  porrengers 


-  02  - 


It  one  double  salt  and  one  single 


-  02  - 


It  one  peuter  quart  pot 


-  02  - 


It  one  small  flaggon 


-  04  - 


It  a  here  cup  and  a  small  beaker 


-  02  - 


It  here  pot  of  peuter 


-  01  - 


It  a  chamber  vessell 


-  01  - 


It  a  scumraer  and  brasse  Candlestic 


-  03  - 


It  a  brasen  baken  pan 


-  02  - 


It  2  Iron  pots  and  pothockes 


-  13  - 


It  2  peuter  basine  a  wine  cup  and  a  peuter  botle 


-  03  - 


It  one  duessene  ockeme  spons 


-  06  - 


It  more  8  ockeme  spones 


-  02  - 


It  one  ould  brase  pot 


-  10  - 


It:  2  trammells  5s  a  spett  &  foot 


-  07  - 


It  one  Cobbourne  firepan  &  tongs 


-  08  - 


It  a  duessene  of  trenchers 


-  01  - 


15  -  10  -    0 


£       s       d 

It  one  salt  boxe  with  other  small  thg  0  -  01  -     6 

It  4  wembems  a  gouges  3  chesseles  0  -  06  -     0 

It  3  paire  hinges  0  -  03  -     0 

It  a  mattocke  3b  6d  a  pease  meax  Is  0-04-8 

It  a  hummer  pinsonne  2  paire  hocks  0  -  03  -     0 

It  a  parrcel  of  ould  Irom  0  -  10  -     0 

It  2  bettell  rings  3  wedges  0  -  05  -     0 

It  2  brasse  Cetles  1  -  10  -     0 

It  a  brasse  morter  and  a  Iron  pestell  0  -  05  -     0 

It  a  some  beflfe  and  porke  &  butter  &  suit  3  -  10  -     0 

It  2  here  barrell  0  -  05  -     0 

It  one  payle  and  a  Iron  bayle  0-01-0 

It  one  chuerne  and  stafe  0  -  03  -     6 

It  4  chese  Fats  2s  5  trayes  20<i  0-04-0 

It  3  remnant  of  narrow  cloth  3  -  17  -     9 

It  5  yds  sarge  7s  6^  j)  yd  1-17-6 

It  one  ould  hodghead  0  -  02  -     0 

It  14  ewe  shepe  40s  a  pece  20  -  00  -    0 

It  2  oxen  15£  15  -  00  -     0 
It  2  steres  come  3  yere  ould  one  heifer  come  3  yere  ould  one| 
heifer  with  calf                                                                              ( 

it  2  stere  come  2  yere  05  -  00  -  00 

It  one  Cow  with  Calfe  5£  5s  05  -  05  -  00 

It  one  black  ould  Cowe  4£  04  -  00  -  00 

It  one  pyd  Cowe  4-10-00 

67   :  04   :  03   : 

It  3  Calfes  of  the  last  yeare  4-10-00 

It  4  Cowes  18  -  00  -  00 

It  the  dwelling  house  &  barne  with  4  Akors  of  land  adiojg  70  -  00  -  00 

It  the  lot  bought  of  Goodman  Doggett  in  watertowne  40  -     0-00 
It  the  upland  and  medowe  in  the  hether  end  of  watertowne         60  -  00  -  00 

It  10  Akors  in  rocke  medow  15  -  00  -  00 

It  9  Akors  salt  marsh  13  -  10  -  00 

It  a  small  farme  on  Charlestown  line  10  -  00  -  00 

It  one  ould  gray  mare  15  -  00  -  00 

It  one  young  Mare  15  -  00  -  00 

It  one  pyboU  mare  with  foil  15-00-00 

It  one  mare  4  yere  ould  16-00-00 

It  one  yearing  mare  Colt  07  -  00  -  00 

It  Daneel  Mykene  a  Scot  15  -  00  -  00 

It  Anne  Keche  6  years  to  serve  08  -  00  -  00 

It  a  Cart  and  whelles  1-10-00 

It  one  plow  chane  and  yoake  0-06-00 

It  one  swine  1-10-00 

It  5  yds  Canvis  28  p  yd  0-10-00 

It  one  harrow  0-08-00 

It  about  8  Akors  rye  on  the  ground  8-00-00 


:  04 

:  00 


;  16 

:  06 


:  04 

:  03 

Edward  Goffe 

John  Bridge  449   :  04   :  09 

Edward    mitcheasonn 

48       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

At  a  County  Court  held  at  Cambridge  3  (8  m°)  1654  Mercy 
Brigham  Executrix  of  the  last  will  and  Testament  of  the  within 
named  Thomas  Brigham  deceased,  Attested  upon  oath  that  this 
above  &  w'^hin  written  is  to  her  best  knowledge  a  true  Inventory 
of  the  whole  estate  of  her  husband  Thomas  Brigham  deceased, 
and  if  any  more  shall  hereafter  appeare  shee  will  truly  discover 
and  certifie  the  Same. 
Entered  &  Recorded  the 
26   (12)   5:4 —  Tho:  Danforth:  Recorder. 

Tho:  Danforth  Recorder. 

Certain  terms  in  the  inventory  are  thus  explained; 
Livery  table,  a  delivery  or  serving  table. 

Joine  chair  or  joine  stool,  such  furniture  framed  with  joinery 

Buffet  stool,  a  cushion  for  the  feet,  or  small  ottoman. 

Cob-irons,  andirons. 

Ockumy  spoons,  Ockimy  or  Ockamy,  a  "  mixed  metal." 

Pease  meake.  Peas  hook. 

Cheese  fatt,  a  vat  or  round  box. 

Piggin,  a  wooden  dipper. 

October  20,  1651,  by  act  of  Parliament,  certain  Scotch  prisoners 
were  made  free.  A  large  number  of  them  seem  to  have  come  to 
Charlestown  in  December,  1652.  In  the  list  was  one  Daniel 
Mackajne  (Suffolk  Deeds,  vol.  i.  p.  6).  It  seems  possible  it  was 
he  who  appears  in  the  inventory  as  Daneel  Mykene.  Thomas 
Bri'gham  may  have  paid  his  passage  money,  to  be  repaid  subse- 
quently in  labor  as  was  then  a  custom,  so  that  at  the  death  of 
Thomas  Brigham  the  value  of  labor  then  due  was  £15. 

A  better  understanding  of  Thomas^  Brigham's  property  is  gained 
by  a  consideration  of  the  disposition  made  of  the  real  estate  after 
his  death. 

In  March,  1654,  "  whereas  the  Lord  hath  in  his  wise  providence 
so  disposed  that  the  s*^  Mercy  Brigham  the  relict  widdow  of  the 
s*^  Thomas  Brigham  is  now  married  to  Edmund  Rice  of  Sudbury," 
etc.  the  overseers  of  the  will  sold  to  Thomas  Fox,  one  of  their 
number,  for  £40,  the  "  Watertown  field  "  estimated  to  contain 
20  acres  more  or  less  (see  Note  1  at  the  close  of  this  generation), 
and  at  the  same  time  deeded  to  John  Hastings,  another  of  their 
number,  for  £60,  the  mansion  house  with  garden  and  orchard,  also 
a  lot  in  the  Neck  and  also  a  wood  lot  and  the  town  rights  appertain- 
ing to  these  (see  Note  2). 


Neither  of  these  deeds  was  recorded  until  31  years  later,  and 
by  some  mischance  the  authority  to  make  these  sales  which  the 
overseers  had  obtained  from  the  General  Court  was  not  properly 
entered  until  30  years  after  making  the  deeds,  when  a  second  ap- 
plication was  made  and  received  approval  from  the  General  Court. 
Meanwhile  in  1681  the  children  of  Thomas  Brigham,  now  about 
30  and  40  years  of  age,  sold  in  two  pieces  the  10  acres  their 
father  had  owned  in  Rockie  meadow  (see  Note  3),  and  also  another 
10  acres  of  his  meadow  and  swamp  land  (see  Note  4). 

Still  later,  and  42  years  after  their  father's  death  and  when 
their  mother  had  been  dead  two  years,  they  appear  to  have  been 
ignorant  of  these  deeds  that  have  been  quoted  as  made  by  the 
overseers,  or  else  they  felt  the  overseers  had  not  fulfilled  the 
requirement  of  the  General  Court  that  they  (the  overseers)  should 
give  proper  surety  for  the  rights  of  the  heirs.  They  therefore 
formally  made  claim  for  their  rights  to  the  property,  Samuel 
Hastings  having,  meanwhile,  acquired  the  properties  deeded  both 
to  his  father  and  to  Thomas  Fox.  The  quaint  ceremony  is  recorded 
as  follows: 


"  These  may  certifie  all  p^'sons  whome  it  may  concerne  that  we 
y®  subscribers  p^'sent  at  y®  house  of  Samuel  Hastings  in  Cambridge 
in  the  County  of  Middlesex  in  New  England  in  y®  27'*^  of  Septem- 
ber 1695,  and  there  being  desired  by  Thomas  Brigham,  Samuel 
Brigham  &  Hannah  Ward  to  bear  Witness  to  what  demands  of 
Land  or  Claimes  made  by  them  of  Lands  in  y®  possession  of  y® 
above  s^  Samuel  Hastings  &  then  &  there  we  heard  John  Brigham 
aforesaid  which  is  of  Marlburrough  Demand  in  the  behalfe  of  y® 
Rest,  the  Possession  of  y®  Lands  as  followeth,  viz:  the  Homestall 
which  is  four  acres  with  the  Dwelling  house  Barn  &  all  that  was 
upon  y®  Land,  w'^'^  all  y®  Towne  Rights  &  priviledges  Divisions  or 
allotments  whatsoever  belonging  to  y®  same  also  nine  acres  of  marsh 
neer  M""  Hough's  farme  at  the  Great  Creek  on  y®  Neck  in  Cam- 
bridge. Also  a  Feild  Called  by  y®  name  of  Watertowne  Feild, 
with  two  little  Lotts  adjoining  called  by  y®  name  of  Keys  ffeild 
and  Wilcocks  Lott  in  one  Intire  parcell  Containing  by  Estimation 
20  acres  or  thereabouts,  bounded  Northerly  by  a  highway  partly 
&  partly  by  land  in  the  Possession  of  Goodman  Wise  (Withe  ?) 
&  Goodman  Hicks,  Southerly  by  Land  which  was  M'  Sam"  Saltin- 
stalls  Easterly  by  y®  Land  now  in  the  Possession  of  John  Marrett, 
upon  the  day  above  written  we  heard  John  Brigham  afores^  upon 
the  Land  afore  mentioned,  make  Demand  of  Samuell  Hastings 
aforenamed  all  y®  Lands  above  mentioned  as  it  was  theire  portions 

50       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

left  by  theire  fFather  Thomas  Brigham  Deceased  and  Samuel 
Hastings  owned  he  was  in  Possession  of  s"^  Lands  Demanded  & 
in  p^'ticular  the  land  here  mentioned  being  in  the  bounds  of 

"  Also  we  see  John  Brigham  at  the  same  time  cut  off  a  Twigg 
of  an  apple  tree  with  an  apple  upon  it  &  carry  it  away  off  y® 
Homestall  as  a  Testimony  of  his  Challenge  made  to  y®  Land  here 
mentioned.  Also  we  see  Thomas  Brigham  John  Brigham  &  Samuel 
Brigham  cutt  Twiggs  off  trees  &  Ears  of  Corn  upon  y®  Lands 
herein  mentioned  lying  in  Watertowne  &  carry  them  away  as  a 
Testimony  of  theire  Challenge  of  the  Said  Land  being  theires  by 
theire  ffathers  Will  And  in  Testimony  hereof,  In  Witness  hereunto 
We  have  set  our  hands  this  Twenty  Seventh  of  Septemb''  one  thou- 
sand Six  hundred  ninety  and  Five. 

"  David  Downing. 
"  Israel  Cheever 

"  Camb^  27.  SeptemV.  1695 

"  Charlestowne  Septemb''  28  1695  Rec'd  in  y®  office  Record  & 
Entered  by  Sam"  Phipps  Records" 

On  the  same  day  the  heirs  also  went  through  the  ancient  form  of 
challenge,  at  the  "  small  Farm  on  the  Charlestown  line,"  which 
had  passed  in  some  way  into  the  hands  of  Thomas  Danforth,  one 
of  the  overseers  of  the  estate,  but  the  deed  for  which  he  had  never 
recorded.     What  they  did  is  thus  told  in  the  ancient  record: 

"  We  that  have  subscribed  our  Names  Do  Testifie  and  say  that 
we  were  desired  on  y^  27^*"  of  Septemb'"  1695.  By  Tho.  Brigham, 
John  Brigham,  Samuel  Brigham  &  Hannah  Ward  the  Children 
of  Thomas  Brigham  Deceased  all  of  Marlburrough  in  the  County 
of  Mid''  in  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  England  to  go  along  with 
them  to  a  ffarme  upon  the  Rocks  within  the  bounds  of  Cambridge, 
within  the  aforesaid  County,  which  ffarme  is  asserted  by  them  to 
be  Eighty  Acres,  with  the  meadow  belonging  to  it  according  to 
Town  Grant,  &  then  &  there  upon  y®  aforesaid  Land.  &  on  the  day 
above  mentioned  We  See  Thomas  Brigham,  John  Brigham  &  Samuel 
Brigham  mark  severall  Trees  w"^  was  the  bounds  of  said  Land  & 
cut  out  the  marks  upon  the  Trees  which  marked  w*^^  T.  D.  &  set 
theire  own  names  on  them  Set  up  a  New  Corner  Stake,  Cut  off  a 
Tree  &  Carried  it  off  the  said  Land,  and  a  Twigg  or  young  growth 
they  cut  and  carried  off,  and  there  they  did  declare  that  they  did 
it  as  Challenging  all  the  said  ffarme,  as  theire  own  proper  right, 
being  part  of  their  portions  left  by  their  ffather  Brigham  Dece'd, 
with  all  the  rights  priviledges  and  appurtenances  belonging  to  the 


"  In  Witness  hereof  as   a   Testimony  to   all  that   above  written 
We  Thomas  Phille  brown  and  Andrew  Wilson  set  unto  our  hands 

this  27^''  Day  of  Septemb^  1695 

"  Cambridge  Septemb^  27'^  1695. 

"  Thomas  ffillebrowne 
"  Andrew  X  Wilson  his  mark. 
"  Charlestown  Septemb^  28.  1695 
"  Received  fFor  Record  and  Entered  By 

"  Sam"  Phipps  Records" 

Mid.  Prob.,  vol.  vii.  pp.  7,  8  and  9  (at  the  back  of  the  book). 

Samuel  Hastings  was  the  son  of  John  Hastings. 

Suit  was  brought  against  Samuel  Hastings  (see  Note  5). 
Eight  years  passed,  and  in  1703  the  heirs  united  in  a  deed  for 
this  property  to  the  Danforth  estate  (see  Note  6). 

^  Thomas  Brigham  married  probably  in  1637  his  wife  Mercy, 
but  of  this  date  there  is  no  record.  We  know  she  must  have  been 
a  woman  of  unusual  strength,  force  and  determination.  The  Rev. 
Abner  Morse  says,  on  the  authority  of  tradition,  that  her  maiden 
name  was  Mercy  Hurd,  that  she  was  10  or  15  years  younger 
than  her  husband,  and  that,  persecuted  in  England  for  noncon- 
formity, she  came  to  New  England  with  her  sister,  who  married 
William  (?)  Cutter.  Tradition  should  be  taken  as  a  clue  to  the 
truth  rather  than  truth  itself,  for  investigation  where  practicable 
is  likely  to  find  the  basis  of  truth  small  in  tradition  a  century  old. 
The  Cutter  Genealogy  states  that  when  William  Cutter  returned  to 
England,  probably  he  was  a  bachelor. 

She  married  for  her  second  husband,  1  March,  1655,  Edmund^ 
Rice,  then  of  Sudbury,  but  who  removed  in  1660  to  Marlboro,  where 
he  died  3  May,  1663.  He  was  born  1594,  and  came  from  Bark- 
hamstead,  Hertfordshire,  England;  settled  in  Sudbury  in  1638-9; 
resided  on  east  side  of  Sudbury  River  in  the  southerly  part  of  what 
is  now  Wayland,  near  the  great  meadows.  .  .  .  He  was  select- 
man in  1644,  and  deacon  of  the  church  in  1648.  His  first  wife 
was  Tamazine,  who  came  with  him  from  England;  also  eight 
children.  His  residence  in  Marlboro  was  in  the  westerly  part  of 
the  town,  on  an  old  county  road  leading  from  Marlboro  to  North- 
boro,  and  in  the  bend,  as  it  passes  around  the  northerly  side  of 
Williams  Pond,  a  short  distance  north  of  the  ancient  Williams 
Tavern.     He  was  intrusted  by  the  General  Court  (1640  and  1643) 

-  with   various   duties.      He   was   buried   in   Sudbury   and   his    estate 
settled  by  his  widow. 

52       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

On  her  second  marriage  she  took  with  her  to  Sudbury  and  Marl- 
boro all  her  children  (History  of  Cambridge,  p.  501). 

Children  of  Edmund  Bice  and  Mercy   (Hurd)    (Brighcmi)  Rice: 

i  Ruth,  b  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  29  Sept.,  1659;  died  30  March,  1742, 
ae.  83;  married  20  June,  1683,  Samuel,  son  of  Capt.  Samuel  and 
grandson  of  Gov.  Thomas  Welles  of  Conn.  (Gov.  Welles  settled 
at  Hartford,  1636;  Capt.  Samuel  settled  at  Weathersfield ;  Samuel 
resided  at  Glastonbury,  Conn.) ;  her  husband  was  b.  13  April, 
1660;  d.  28  Aug.,  1731.  On  the  first  day  of  June,  1684,  a  deed 
was  made  by  Samuel  and  Ruth  (Rice)  Welles  to  Eleazer  Howe 
of  Marlboro,  of  her  land  inherited  from  her  father,  12J  acres, 
bounded  by  Samuel  Brigham.  She  made  her  "  mark."  Their  first 
child,  who  d.  in  infancy,  was  named  "  Mercy." 
ii  Ann,  b.  in  Marlboro,  19  Nov.,  1661;  probably  married  Nathaniel 
Gary  (Gerry)  of  Roxbury,  Mass.,  12  Nov.,  1685;  he  was  b.  4 
July,  1663,  son  of  Nathaniel  Gery  and  Ann  Dugglas,  who  were 
married  in  Roxbury,  14  Oct.,  1658. 

A  petition  for  a  division  of  Edmund  Rice's  estate  was  signed 
16  (4)  1663  by  his  widow  Mercy  with  eight  elder  and  two  younger 
children.     His  inventory  made  a  total  of  £556  Os.  7d  (Mid.  Files). 

His  inventory  made  a  total  of  £556  Os.  7d  (Mid.  Files). 

Mercy  married,  1664,  as  her  third  husband,  William  Hunt,  then 
of  Marlboro,  but  formerly  an  early  settler  in  Concord.  He  was 
made  Freeman  2  June,  1641,  and  was  a  large  land  holder.  His 
first  wife  Elizabeth,  the  mother  of  his  children  (Nehemiah,  Samuel, 
Elizabeth  and  Isaac),  died  27  Dec,  l66l.  His  will  probated  17 
Dec,  1667,  made  the  following  provision  for  his  widow: 

"  I  doe  give  and  bequeath  to  Mercy  Hunt  my  well  beloved  Wife 
all  my  cart  and  plow  Irons  here  at  Marlboro,  one  spade,  also  one 
bedstead  and  Cord,  one  pair  of  Curtains  &  Valionts,  one  Chest, 
one  cupboard,  two  Cushion  stools,  two  Joyn-stools,  three  Cushions, 
two  frying  pans,  one  peuter  flaggon,  one  peuter  bowle,  one  peior 
of  Tongs,  three  small  peuter  plates,  one  winnowing  sheete,  one 
forke,  one  little  keeller,  two  hand  pigine  pails,  one  booke,  one 
fine  sheet"  (Hunt  Family  Gen.). 

She  died  in  Marlboro,  23  Dec,  l693,  after  a  third  widowhood 
of  26  years.  During  this  period  she  saw  two  bloody  Indian  wars. 
The  26th  of  March  1676,  the  Marlboro  people  were  assembled  in 
their  meeting  house  for  worship  when  the  alarm  was  sounded  and 
they  barely  reached  the  garrison  house  in  time  to  find  safety  from 
the  attacking  Indians,  who  burned  houses  and  barns  and  destroyed 
orchards  and  cattle.  The  people  shortly  retreated  to  the  towns 
to  the  eastward,  where  they  remained  for  some  months  until  peace 
was  assured. 

Here    Ljes     BxB-ied 

TKe     Body    of    C&f. 


Deceaied  Julj  the  si^tjis 

in  il«  5$  year  of  his  fge 


OF  Samuel-  Brigham,  Marlboro  Cemetery 


"  Mercy  Kurd's  Cap   Box 



The  Jeffrey  Papers  preserve  tax  lists  for  New  England  towns 
the  year  of  Andros'  rule  (I688).  The  "Invoice"  for  Marlboro 
contains  the  following: 

Widow  Hunt  for  person  and  estat 
Thomas  Brigham  for  persons  and  estate 
John   Brigham 
Samuel    Brigham     " 
WiUiam  Ward 
John  Faye 

The  sum  total  of  the  whole  is 
The  whol  Number  of  the  Males 
is  one  hundred  &  five-  Heads 


:  05 

:  06 

:  0 


:  12 

:  01 

:  0 


:  12 

:  01 

:  0 


:  04 

:  10 

:  4 


:  05 

:  07 

:  0 


:  04 

:  04 

:  0 


:  03 

:  03 

:  4 


Marlboro  Rate 

£19     3    3 
Wm.  Ward       ) 
John    Fay  )  Constables 

5  Sept.  1688 

{Hist.  Gen.  Beg.,  1882,  191.) 

It  will  be  noted  that  the  constables  are  the  husbands  of  the 
widow  Hunt's  two  elder  daughters. 

The  little  oak  chest,  of  which  a  picture  is  given,  presents  the 
visible  link  that  spans  the  years  from  Mercy  Brigham  to  her  chil- 
dren of  so  many  generations  later  who  read  these  pages.  Mr. 
Thomas  Brigham  Rice  of  Barre,*  who  now  owns  it,  and  who  received 
it  from  his  mother,  Mrs.  Nancy  (Brigham)  Rice,  daughter  of 
Henry  Brigham,  as  a  child  knew  it,  then  in  his  grandmother's 
possession,  as  "  Mercie  Hunt's  cap  box,"  but  he  had  no  conception 
who  Mercy  Hunt  was  until  he  learned  in  the  Brigham  Genealogy 
at  its  publication  in  1859  that  she  and  Mrs.  Thomas^  Brigham  were 
one  and  the  same  person. 

The  box  measures  inside  in  length  22^  inches,  in  height  Q\ 
inches,  in  width  7f  inches,  and  is  of  English  oak  one  inch  thick. 
The  larger  part  of  the  furniture  which  was  brought  over  in  the 
Puritan  migration  is  distinctly  Jacobean  in  style,  that  is,  dating 
from  the  first  half  of  the  seventeenth  century,  very  different 
from  the  carving  on  Mercy  Brigham's  box.  Nor  is  the  latter  of 
the  preceding  Tudor  style,  which  prevailed  in  the  l6th  century. 
The  picture  of  the  box  was  submitted  to  an  accomplished  architect 
of  Boston,  one  of  English  birth  and  training,  especially  versed  in 
English  Gothic  art.      He  pronounces  the  box  to  be  work  in  the 

*  Thomas  Brigham  Rice^  b.  1817,  Nancy  Brigham  Rice",  Henry  Brigham', 
Uriah*,  SamueP,  SamueP,  Thomas\ 

54       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Gothic  style  of  the  15th  century,  or  even,  probably,  as  old  as  the 
14th  century. 

Children  of  Thomas^  and  Mercie  Brigham: 

2  i  MaryS  b.  probably  in  Cambridge  about  1638. 

3  ii  Thomas,  b.  probably  in   Cambridge   about   1640. 

4  iii  John,  b.  in  Cambridge,  9  March  1644-5. 

5  iv  Hannah,  b.  in  Cambridge,  9  March,  1649-50. 

6  V  Samuel,  b.  in  Cambridge,  12  Jan.,  1652. 

NOTE    1.— DEED    TO    THOMAS    FOX    BY    THE    OVERSEERS    OF 

To  All  People  to  whome  this  prsent  writing  shall  come  greeting  Whereas 
Thomas  Brigham  late  of  Camb  in  the  County  of  Middlesex  in  New  Eng- 
land deceased  was  in  his  lifetime  seazed  of  an  estate  of  inherytance  in 
fee  simple  of  and  in  of  land  lying  wt^in  the  limits  of  Water- 

towne  in  the  forenamed  County  and  is  by  estimation  about  twenty  acres 
more  or  less  being  bounded  with  the  common  cuntry  highway  and  widdow 
Daniell  on  the  North  Wm  Dixson  on  the  North  West  Mr.  SamU  Salton- 
stall  on  the  South  West  Charles  river  South  and  Thomas  Marrit  on  the 
east  also  whereas  the  sd  Thomas  Brigham  by  his  last  will  and  testament 
bareing  date  the  7th  of  the  tenth  month  Ann.  domini  1653  (read  and 
proved  at  a  county  court  held  in  the  same  place  October  the  eight  Anno 
Domini  1654  as  may  more  fully  appear  in  the  records  of  that  county 
in  the  first  book  of  wils  and  inventories  page  forty)  nominated  and 
appointed  his  loveing  wife  Mercy  Brigham  sole  executrix  of  that  his  last 
will  and  testament  And  his  loving  friends  Thomas  Danforth  Jno  Cooper 
Jno  Hastings  Thomas  Fox  and  William  Towne  overseers  thereof  and  fur- 
ther ordered  in  that  his  last  will  and  testament  that  in  case  of  the 
marriage  of  his  relict  widdow  that  then  his  overseers  of  that  his  last  will 
according  to  their  best  discretion  should  dispose  of  his  Children  and  their 
portions  for  their  education  and  bringing  up.  Also  whereas  the  Lord 
hath  in  his  wise  providence  so  disposed  that  the  s<i  Mercy  Brigham  the 
relict  widdow  of  the  s<i  Thomas  Brigham  is  now  married  to  Edmund 
Rice  of  Sudbury  Senr.  who  hath  received  the  full  portion  or  legacy  due 
to  the  s<3  Mercy  his  wife,  and  hath  a  cleare  release  of  the  Remainder  of 
the  Estate  to  be  disposed  of  by  the  above  said  overseers  for  the  Benefitt 
and  behoof e  of  the  children  of  the  sd  Thomas  &  Mercy:  as  may  more 
fully  appear  by  an  Instrument  signed  by  the  s^  Edmund  and  Mercy  his 
wife,  bearing  date  Anno  Dom  Also  whereas  the  above  s<3  overseers  pre- 
ferring a  Petition  to  the  Generall  Court  of  that  Colony  held  at  Boston 
Anno:  Dom.  1656 —  obtained  Liberty  and  full  power  to  make  sale  as  well 
of  the  above  s^  parcell  of  Land,  as  of  other  the  state  of  Inheritance 
whereof  the  sd  Thomas  Brigham  died  seized,  as  may  more  fully  appear 
by  the  Records  of  that  Court.  Now  know  ye  that  the  above  named  Thomas 
Danforth  John  Cooper,  John  Hastings  and  William  Towne  (for  and 
in  Consideration  of  fowety  pounds  sterl.  secured  to  be  paid  to  them 
or  their  assignes  for  the  use  and  behoofe  of  the  children  of  the  s^  Thomas 
Brigham  by  the  above  named  Thomas  Fox  with  due  dammages  Annually 
for  the  forbearance  thereof  untill  the  s<J  fourty  pounds  be  demanded  and 
fully  paid  by  the  s^  Thomas  Fox,  as  may  more  fully  appeare  by  his  bil 
given  for  security  thereof  baring  the  same  date  wth  these  presents  Have 
given  granted  bargained  and  sold  asiened  infeeffed  and  confirmed  and 
by  these  presents  do  fully  clearly  and  absolutely  give  grant  bargaine  and 
sell  assien  infeeffe  and  confirm  unto  the   s^   Thomas   Fox  his  heirs   and 


assignes  for  ever  the  above  named  prcell  of  land  be  the  same  twenty  acres 
more  or  less  according  to  the  bounds  and  limmits  above  named  with  all 
and  singular  the  priviledges  and  appurtenances  thereof  to  the  same  ap- 
purtaineing  or  in  any  wise  belonging  To  Have  And  to  Hold  the  sd 
bargained  premises  and  every  part  and  parcell  thereof  to  him  the  sd 
Thomas  Fox  his  heirs  &  assigns  forever  to  his  and  their  only  proper  use 
and  behoofe  In  Witness  whereof  the  above  named  Thomas  Danforth 
Jno  Cooper  Jno  Hastings  and  William  Towne  have  hereunto  put  their 
hands  and  seals  the  twenty  and  first  day  of  the  first  month  in  the  Year 

of  our  Lord  God  one  thousand  six  hundred  fifty  and  four 

Thomas  Danforth  and  scale 
Jno  Cooper  and  seal 
Jno  Hastings  and  seal 
William   Towne  his   mark   &   seal 

signed  sealed 
and  delivered 
in  the  p^sents  of 
Edward  Goffe 
David  Fish 

This  deed  was  acknowledged  freely  and  legally  by  Thomas  Danforth 
Jno  Cooper  John  Hastings  William  Towne  the  9  of  March  1656/7  before  me 

Daniel    Gookin 
Entered  6.  1.  8J 
By  Tho:  Danforth  R  {Mid.  Deeds,  vii.  447.) 



DECEASED,  1656-7 

.  .  .  Whereas  Thomas  Brigham  late  of  Cambridge  in  the  County 
of  Middlesex  in  New  England  dece'd.  was  in  his  life  time  seized  of  an 
estate  of  inheritance  in  fee  simple  of  and  in  one  messuage  or  tenement 
scittuate  lying  and  being  within  the  limmits  of  sd  Towne,  conteyning  the 
late  mansion  house  of  the  sd  Thomas  Brigham  with  the  Edifices,  Barn, 
Cow  houses  and  about  three  acres  and  a  halfe  of  land  to  the  same 
adjoyning,  being  bounded  on  the  South  East  by  Abraham  Errington,  on 
the  South  west  Simon  Crosby  alias  now  Thomas  Longhorne,  the  Highway 
North  and  West  a  jjart  whereof  is  a  garden  and  orchards.  Also  within 
the  Neck  of  land  in  the  great  marsh  commonly  so  called  about  seven 
acres  and  a  halfe  of  marsh  more  or  less  and  is  bounded  with  Oyster  bank 
Bay  east,  Thomas  Danforth  west,  Richard  Jackson  north,  Thomas  Fox 
south.  Also  the  woodlott  appertaining  to  the  sa  house,  lying  a  part  thereof 
in  the  ox  pasture  commonly  so  called  and  another  part  or  addition  there 
unto  belonging  beyond  Mills  ware,  commonly  so  called  as  may  appeare 
in  the  Towne  Book,  with  all  other  Town  rights  and  priviledges,  in  Common 
to  the  sd  House  apperteyning  Also  whereas  the  sd  Thomas  Brigham  by 
his  last  Will  and  Testament  bearing  date  the  seventh  of  the  tenth  month 
Anno  Domini  1653:  read  at  a  County  Court  held  in  the  same  place, 
octob.  6.  1654:  as  may  more  fully  appeare  by  the  Records  of  that  County 
in  the  first  Book  of  Wills  and  Inventories  pag.  407  .  .  .  [here  follows 
as  in  deed  to  Thomas  Fox]  .  .  .  Now  know  yee  that  the  above  named 
Thomas  Danforth  John  Cooper  Thomas  Fox  and  William  Towne  for  and 
in  consideration  of  Sixty  pounds  sterl.  Secured  to  be  paid  to  them  and 
their  Assigns  for  the  use  and  behoofe  of  the  children  of  the  s<i  Thomas 
Brigham  by   the   above  named  John   Hastings   as  more   fully   appears   by 

56      THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

his    bill    given    for    security    thereof    having    the    same    date    with    the 
prsents    .     •     .     and  confirmed  unto  the  said  John   Hastings     •     .    • 

In  Witness  whereof  .  .  .  the  twenty  fifth  of  the  first  month  called 
March  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  God  One  thousand  six  hundred  fifty 
and  four. 

Thomas  Danforth  &  seal 
John  Cooper  &  seal 
Thomas  Fox  his  mark  &  scale 
Signed  sealed  &  delivered  William  Towne  his  mark  &  scale 

in  the  prsence  of 
Edward  GoflFe 
David  Fiske 

This  deed  of  sale  was  fully  and  legally  acknowledged  by  Thomas  Dan- 
forth,  John   Cooper,   Thomas    Fox   and   William   Towne   to   be   their   Act 
and  Deed  the  9th  Imo  1656/7 
Before  me 

Daniel  Gookin  Magistrate 
Recorded  24.  12.  1685 

by  Tho:  Danforth  R.  (Mid.  Deeds,  x.  656.) 

Confirmation  of  acts  of  Overseers  by  the  General  Court: 

At  a  Genii  Court  held  at  Boston:  28:  January  1684  In  answer  to  the 
petition  of  the  overseers  of  the  Children  and  estate  of  Thomas  Brigham 
for  confirmation  of  the  Sale  of  certain  houses  and  lands  left  by  him 
to  his  wife  and  children  The  Court  on  perusall  of  the  wiU  of  the  sd 
Brigham  thinks  meet  to  grant  petition  Provided  that  the  overseers  do 
give  security  to  the  County  Court  to  the  use  of  ye  children  for  the 
principal!  and  EflFects  as  is  exprest  in  ye  petition  It  appearing  to  this 
Court  that  the  above  order  was  passed  by  the  Genii  Court  in  the  year 
1656  and  altho  the  engrossing  thereof  was  omitted  by  the  Secretary  yet 
do  find  it  was  entered  in  the  Register  of  the  Courts  Acts  of  the  Deputies 
This  Court  the  Secretary  to  enter  s<i  order  in  this  Courts  Records. 

As  attest     Edward  Rawson  Secret. 
Recorded  24.  12.  1685 

by  Tho:  Danforth  R.  (Mid.  Deeds,  x.  654.) 


Grantors:      Thomas    Brigham    and   Samuel    Brigham   of   Marlbury     .     .     , 

£24.   (Consideration.) 

Grantee:    George  Lawrence  of  Watertown. 

In  Cambridge,  part  of  Rocky  meadows     .    .    . 

5  acres: 


Southerly,  Watertown  line. 
Westerly,  Cambridge  Common. 
Easterly,  John  Gemery. 
Northerly,  George  Lawrence. 
2nd  May  1681. 

Signed,   Thomas    Brigham   &  (  scale) 
Jno   Brigham  &  (Scale) 

Samuel  Brigham      &  (Scale) 
Jn  presence  of 

Nicholas  flFessendin 

Wm.  Ward  Jr.  (Mid.  Beg.,  iv.  159.) 



Grantors:    Thomas  Brigham,  Samuel  Brigham,  John  Brigham  of  Marlbury, 

£24.    (Consideration.) 
Enoch  Sawtle   of   Watertown:     Grantee. 
In  Cambridge,  parcel  of  meadow  land. 
Part  of  Rockie  meadow. 

5  acres. 

N.  ^  E.  Philip  Jones.    S.  ^  W.  George  Lawrence. 
2nd  May  1681. 
In  presence  of, 

Nicholas  ffessinden 

Wm.   Ward  Jr.  (Mid.   Beg.,  viil.   55.) 

NOTE   4.— SALE   BY   HEIRS   OF   THOMAS^  BRIGHAM,   1681 

We  Thomas  Brigham,  John  Brigham,  Samuel  Brigham  &  William  Ward, 
all  of  Marlbury  in  the  County  of  Middlesex,  Husbandmen,  for  &  in 
consideration  of  fifteen  pounds  of  currant  money  of  New  England,  by  us 
already  received  of  Nicholas  Fessenden  of  Cambridge  in  the  same  county, 
Glover  .  .  .  sold  .  .  .  unto  said  Nicholas  Fessenden  a  platt  of 
meadow  &  swamp  lying  in  Cambridge  bounds,  conteyning  about  ten 
acres,  as  it  is  stated  in  the  town  book,  be  it  more  or  less  bounded,  the 
above  Nicholas  Fessenden  Southerly,  Monotoma  River  westerly,  the  great 
swamp  easterly,  formerly  in  the  possession  of  Edward  Senr     .     .     . 

In  witness  whereof  we  the  abovesd  Thomas  Brigham,  Jno  Brigham, 
Samuell  Brigham,  &  William  Ward  and  or  wives  Mary  &  Sarah  Brigham 
with  Hannah  Ward  in   acknowledgement  of  our  free  consent  to  this   act 

6  deed  of  our  husbands  &  ye  utter  relinquishing  of  or  Dower  right  in 
the  above  granted  ...  ye  27tii  day  of  ye  lOt^i  m  the  year  of  o'  Lord 
God       .    .    .     1681. 

(scale)  Thomas  Brigham. 

John   Brigham      (seale) 
Samuel  Brigham 


William  Ward   (seale) 
(Mid.  Beg.,  viii.  134.) 


William  the  third  by  ye  grace  of  God  of  England  Scotland  France 
&  Ireland  King  Defender  of  the  flfaith  &c  To  ye  Sheriff  of  our  s^  County 
under  Sheriff  or  Deputy  Greeting  We  Command  you  to  attach  ye  goods 
or  Estate  of  Samuel  Hastings  Senr  of  Cambridge  in  s^  County  Gunsmith 
to  ye  value  of  three  hundred  pounds  &  for  warrant  there  of  to  take  ye 
body  of  him  Samuel  Hastings  if  he  may  be  found  in  yor  precinct,  and 
him  safely  keep.  So  that  you  have  him  before  our  Justices  at  our  next 
Inferior  Court  of  Common  Pleas  to  be  holden  for  s^  County  at  Charles- 
town  on  ye  Second  Tuesday  of  Decembr  next,  Then  &  there  to  answer  to 
Thomas   Brigham   John    Brigham,   Samuel    Brigham    &    Hannah   Ward   & 

58       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

John  Fay  &  Samii  Fay  children  of  Mary  Faye  all  of  Marlburrough  in 
ye  County  of  Middx  being  the  Children  &  heires  of  theire  ffather  Thomas 
Brigham  late  of  sd  Cambridge  Yeoman  dece'd  In  an  action  upon  the  Case 
For  that  ye  said  Samuell  Hastings  hath  entered  into  &  with  holdeth 
from  ye  pits  the  possession  of  a  homestall  Containing  three  acres  & 
a  halfe  more  or  less  as  bounded  in  the  Town  Records  of  Cambridge  with 
all  ye  buildings  and  Ediffices  thereupon  and  being  and  appurtenances 
&  Town  Rights  thereunto  belonging  and  Also  of  a  certain  parcell  of 
Saltmarsh  Containing  Seven  acres  &  a  halfe  as  it  stands 

Recorded  in  the  Records  in  Cambridge  Town  Book  wth  ye  pryiledges 
&  appurtenances  thereof  &  being  at  a  place  in  s<i  Cambridge  called  Long 
Marsh  or  Great  Creek  The  said  Homestall  &  appurtenances  &  seven 
acres  &  a  halfe  of  marsh  being  Scittuate  in  said  Cambridge  As  also 
a  Certain  parcell  of  Land  Scittuate  &  being  in  Watertowne  in  said  County 
Containing  Twenty  Acres  or  thereabouts  called  by  the  name  of  Water- 
towne flfeild,  Keys  flfeild  &  Wilcoxs  Lott,  all  in  one  Intire  parcell  and 
bounded  Northerly  partly  by  a  highway,  partly  by  land  in  the  Possession 
of  Goodman  Withe  and  Goodman  Hicks  Southerly  by  Land  that  was 
Samii  Saltonstalls,  Easterly  by  Land  in  the  possession  of  John  Marritt 
wth  the  priviledges  &  appurtenances  thereof,  all  wch  homestall  of  three 
acres  and  halfe  and  the  Seven  acres  and  halfe  of  Salt  Marsh,  and  Twenty 
acres  of  Land  more  or  less  Sued  for,  formerly  belonged  to  ye  aforesaid 
Thomas  Brigham  Dece'd  the  ffather  of  ye  pits  &  by  him  to  them  be- 
queathed in  his  Last  Will  &  Testament  as  part  of  theire  portions,  & 
therefore  of  right  belongs  to  ye  pits.  The  with  holding  the  possession 
whereof  from  ye  pits,  is  to  theire  Dammage  one  hundred  and  Twenty 
pounds,  as  shall  then  &  there  appear  with  Dammages,  and  have  you  there 
this  writt. 

Witness  John  Phillips  Esq.  at  Charlestowne 
Septembr  28th:    1695    In  ye  Seventh  year  of  our  Reign 

Samll:    Phipps    Cler 

Decembr  7th :   95    Rece'd  to  be  recorded  with) 

ye  Return  on  ye  Contrary  side) 

&  Entered 

By  Samll  Phipps  Recordr 
Middx  Ss    Septemb  ye  28th:    1695: 

I  have  attended  ye  Body  of  SamU  Hastings  within  mentioned,  &  taken 
bond  of  him  to  the  value  of  three  hundred  pounds     .     .     . 
By  me  Jno  Waite 

Under  Sheriff  for  ye  County  aforesaid- 
Know  all  men  by  these  prsents  that  We  Samuel  Hastings  Sen'  of 
Cambridge  Gunsmith  as  principall  &  Reuben  Luxford  of  sd  Cambridge 
as  Surety  doth  bind  our  Selves  our  heires  Jointly  &  Severally  unto  John 
Waite  of  Charlestown  under  sheriff  for  the  County  aforesaid  in  the 
summ  of  three  hundred  pounds,  on  Condition  that  the  within  mentioned 
Samuel  Hastings  Shall  prsonally  appear  before  his  Majestie's  Justices  at 
theire  next  Inferior  Court  of  Common  Please  to  be  holden  for  sd  County 
at  Charlestown  on  ye  Second  Tuesday  in  December  next  then  &  there  to 
answer  to  Thomas  Brigham,  John  Brigham,  Samuel  Brigham  &  Hannah 
Ward  &  John  Fay  &  Sam"  Fay  Children  of  Mary  Fay  all  of  Marlburrough 
in  sd  County  of  Middx  being  the  Children  &  heirs  of  their  Father  Thomas 
Brigham  late  of  said  Cambridge  in  sd  County  Yeoman  Dece'd  in  an  action 
upon  the  Case  according  to  the  Tenour  of  the  within  written  Writt  & 
that  I  or  he  said  Samuel  Hastings  shall  abide  ye  order  of  ye  Court,  & 


not   Depart   without    Licence,    as    Witness    our   hands    this    28th    Day    of 

Septembr.  1695 

Samuel  Hastings 
Ruben  Luxford 
{Mid.  Prob.,  vol.  vii.  pp.  16,  17,  18;    hack  of  book.) 


A.  D.  1703 

Grantors:  Thomas  Brigham  and  Samuel  Brigham  of  Marlburrough 
and  John  Brigham  of  Sudbury. 

.  .  .  especially  flfor  and  in  consideration  of  the  Sum  of  Sixteen 
Pounds  pd  to  ye  Children  of  Thomas  Brigham  late  of  Cambridge  Dece'd 
by  Thomas  Danforth  Esq.  and  Thomas  Fox  called  Overseers  of  y« 
Estate  of  s^  Thomas  Brigham  Dece'd:  and  Thirty  pounds  in  money  to 
us  in  hand  at  and  before  the  Sealing  and  Delivery  of  these  presents  of 
Francis  Foxcroft  of  Cambridge  Esq.  one  of  the  Executors  of  the  last 
will  and  Testament  of  ye  Honbie  Thomas  Danforth  aforesaid  weU  and 
truly  paid  the  receipt  whereof  Wee  the  said  Thomas  Brigham,  Samii 
Brigham  and  John  Brigham  Do  hereby  .  .  .  grant  .  .  .  the  said 
Francis  Foxcroft  Esq.  Samuel  Sparhawk  and  Daniel  Champney  Joint 
Executrs  of  the  last  will  and  testament  of  the  Hon.  Thomas  Dan- 
forth ...  all  right  the  said  Thomas  Brigham  Samuel  Brigham  and 
John  Brigham  may  .  .  .  have  in  ...  that  tract  or  prcell  of  land 
comonly  called  or  known  by  ye  name  of  Brighams  farme:  Scituate,  lying 
and  being  on  ye  Rocks  neer  Oburn  Line  within  the  Township  of  Cam- 
bridge .  .  .  containing  by  Estimation  Seventy  Two  acres  be  the  same 
more  or  less  and  is  butted  and  bounded  as  it  should  be  recorded  in  Cam- 
bridge Towne  Booke  of  Records  ...  In  witness  whereof  .  .  .  have 
set  their  hands  and  seals  the  Twenty  Sixth  Day  of  February  Anno  Doml: 
one  thousand  Seven  hundred  and  three    .     .     . 

Thomas  Brigham  &  seale 
John  Brigham  &  seale 
Samuel  Brigham     &  seale 

•  •  •  •  • 

Ack  before  John  Leverett  J:  Pais — 

Feb.  26  1703.  {Mid.  Deeds,  xiii.  527.) 



2  MARY^,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Mercy  (Hurd)  Brigham; 
born  probably  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  about  1638;  died  in  Water- 
town,  in  1676;  married  John  Fay,  the  emigrant,  who  settled  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  and  died  5  May,  1690,  ae.  50. 

Mary  was  the  first  Brigham  born  in  America,  and  as  such  de- 
serves especial  mention.  Paige,  in  his  History  of  Cambridge  (pp. 
501-2),  a  most  thorough  and  painstaking  work,  chronicles  that 
"  Mary  went  to  Sudbury  and  Marlboro  with  her  mother,  brothers 
and  sister,  when  her  father  died,  where  she  married  John  Fay 
of  Marlboro."  And  he  cites  evidence,  as  already  indicated  by 
a  legal  document  (Mid.  Prob.  Recs.,  vii.  9),  wherein,  joining  with 
other  complainants,  John  Fay  and  Samuel  Fay,  children  of  Mary 
Fay  of  Marlboro,  and  heirs  of  Thomas  Brigham,  late  of  Cambridge, 
began  suit  September  28,  1695,  to  recover  certain  lands  in  the 
possession  of  Samuel  Hastings,  who  possessed  also  the  Puritan 
Brigham  homestead.  John  Fay  Sr.'s  wife  was  Mary,  and  there 
was  no  other  Fay  in  Marlboro  at  that  time  of  suitable  age  to  be 
the  father  of  said  John,  Jr.,  and  Samuel  Fay,  parties  to  said  suit. 
Paige  was  undoubtedly  correct,  and  we  must  include  in  our  genealogy 
of  the  Brighams  the  children  of  John  and  Samuel  Fay,  sons  of 
Mary  (Brigham)  Fay.  Both  of  them  had  large  families,  among 
them  being  sons  who  became  the  heads  of  numerous  branches  (see 
Fay  Family).  There  was  also  a  daughter,  Mary  Fay,  who  married 
Jonathan^  Brigham,  her  cousin,  and  a  son  of  Thomas^  Brigham; 
they  had  10  children,  thus  starting  several  male  lines  of  Brighams. 
Hudson,  in  his  Hist,  of  Marlboro,  does  not  conflict  with  Paige's 
position;  and  he  adds  that  John  Fay  retired  (with  most  other 
Marlboroites),  during  King  Philip's  War,  to  Watertown,  where  he 
buried  his  wife  Mary  and  a  young  son  David,  just  coming  five  years. 

John  Fay,  the  husband  of  Mary  Brigham,  came  to  America  when 
he  was  eight  years  of  age.  No  mention  is  made  of  his  parents.  He 
is  found  in  Marlboro  as  early  as  1669-  He  married  (2)  Susanna, 
daughter  of  William  Shattuck  of  Watertown  and  widow  of  Joseph 
Morse.  As  will  be  seen,  she  married  for  her  third  husband,  Thomas- 

Children   (Fay),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  John',  b.  30  Nov.,  1669;  d.  in  Westboro,  5  Jan.,  1747;  m.  (1) 
Elizabeth,  dau.  Benjamin  and  Elizabeth  (Sweetman)  Wellington, 
b.   29   Dec,    1673;     d.   8   March,    1729;     m.    (2)    Levinah*,   dau.   of 


64       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Elnathan^  Brigham;    res.  Westboro.    Ch.  (by  first  wife)  : 

1  Bathshebah*,  b.  1  Jan.,  1693;    m.  John  Pratt  of  Westboro. 

2  Eunice,  b.  2  June,  1696;    m.  Isaac  Pratt  of  Westboro. 

3  Mary,  b.  29  Sept.,  1698;    d.  20  Nov.,  1704. 

4  John,  h.  5  Dec,  1700;    m.  17  April,  1721,  Hannah  Child. 

5  Lydia,  b.  24  Nov.,  1702. 

6  Dinah,  b.  5  Sept.,  1705;    m.  David  Goodnow,  in  1722. 

7  James,  b.  27  Dec,  1707;    m.   1727,  Lydia  Child  of  Watertown. 

8  Mehitabel,  b.  18  June,  1710;    m. Fletcher. 

9  Benjamin,  b.  15  Aug.,  1712;    m.   (1)   Martha  Mills;     (2)   Eliza- 

beth Stow. 
10  Stephen,  b.  5  May,  1715;    m.  Ruth  Child, 
ii  David,  b.  15  Oct.,  1671;  d.  28  Sept.,  1676. 

iii  Samuel,  b.  11  Oct.,  1673;  d.  in  Westboro,  10  Nov.,  1732;  m.  16 
May,  1699,  Tabitha,  dau.  of  Increase  and  Record  Ward,  b.  16  May, 
1675.     He  res.  in  Westboro.     Ch.: 

1  Rebecca*,  b.  19  Feb.,  1700;    m.  William  Nurse  of  Shrewsbury, 
Mass.;  had  9  ch. 

2  Tabitha,  b.  14  Aug.,  1702;    m.  William  Maury  of  Brookfield. 

3  Samuel,  bap.  6  May,  1705;  m.  (1)  Deliverance  Shattuck  of 
Watertown;  m.  (2)  Elizabeth  (Hastings)  Cutler;  had  24  ch., 
14  by  first  wife  and  10  by  second  wife. 

4  Jeduthun,  b.  7  June,  1707;    m.  1739,  Sarah  Shattuck  of  Water- 

5  Abigail,   b.   19   Jan.,   1709;     m,   Thomas   Converse   of   Killingly, 

6  Ebenezer,  b.  12  April,  1713;    m.   (1)   Abigail  ;    m.   (2) 

Thankful  Hyde;    m.  (3)  Mary  Mason;    had  18  ch. 

7  Mary,  b.  28  March,  1720;    d.  unm.  prior  to  1746. 
iv  Mary,  b.  10  Feb.,  1675;    m.  Jonathan'  Brigham,  8. 

3  THOMAS",  son  of  Thomas^  and  Mercy  (Hurd)  Brigham; 
born  probably  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  about  1640;  died  in  Marl- 
boro, Mass.,  25  Nov.,  1716;  married  (1),  27  Dec,  1665,  Mary, 
daughter  of  Henry  and  Elizabeth  (Moore)  Rice,  (daughter  of  John 
and  Elizabeth  Moore  of  Sudbury),  and  granddaughter  of  Edmund 
Rice,  the  emigrant,  and  his  wife,  Tamazine;  married  (2),  30  July, 
1695,  Susanna,  daughter  of  William  Shattuck  of  Watertown  and 
widow  (1)  of  Joseph  Morse  and  (2)  of  John  Fay,  whose  first  wife 
was  Mary,  the  sister  of  Thomas.  It  will  be  noted  that  every 
descendant  of  Thomas-  is  also  a  descendant  of  Edmund  Rice,  who 
is  an  ancestor  of  many  colonial  families  in  eastern  Massachusetts. 
He  had  a  large  number  of  children,  some  of  whom  were  of  mature 
age  at  the  time  of  the  emigration. 

Thomas  went  to  Sudbury  and  Marlboro  with  his  mother  when 
she  married  Edmund  Rice.  On  attaining  his  majority  he  bought 
of  his  stepfather,  for  ,£30,  a  town  right  in  Marlboro  of  "  24  acres, 
with  the  frame  of  a  dwelling  house  thereon,  with  all  the  privileges 
of  the  town  commons  and  further  additions  of  allotments  to  be  made 
thereto."    August  28,  1665,  having  completed  payment  for  the  same. 


he  received  a  deed  from  the  Executors  of  Edmund  Rice.*  This 
land,  situated  near  Williams  Pond  in  the  southwest  part  of  the  town, 
was  the  beginning  of  his  large  farm,  which  included  many  acres 
stretching  away  toward  Chauncey  Pond  in  Westboro.  Thomas 
Brigham  also  was  one  of  the  purchasers  of  the  old  plantation 
"  Ockoocangansett,"  which  had  been  reserved  for  the  Indians  out 
of  the  ancient  boundaries  of  Marlboro,  and  which  many  contended 
they  forfeited  by  their  perfidy  during  Philip's  War.  Certain  leading 
men  of  Marlboro,  including  the  Brighams  of  the  day,  obtained, 
without  the  consent  of  the  General  Court,  title  to  this  plantation 
of  5800  acres  and  formed  a  company.  The  amount  paid  never 
can  be  known,  because  of  the  subsequent  disappearance  of  the  deed, 
but  the  sum  doubtless  was  nominal. 

Miss  Martha  L.  Ames,  a  descendant  of  Thomas^,  residing  on 
the  old  Joseph  Brigham  place  in  Marlboro,  owns  a  very  early 
Brigham  deed,  dated  "May  10,  1706,"  being  a  conveyance  of 
1 3f  acres  of  meadow  land,  as  explained  by  a  map,  going  to  Thomas^ 
Brigham,  out  of  "  Cow  common "  land,  and  certified  to  by  his 
brother  "  Dr.  John,"  who  had  been  chosen  "  surveyor  and  clerk  " 
by  the  proprietors.  On  the  old  Thomas  Brigham  homestead,  on 
the  south  side  of  present  Forest  Street,  beyond  the  confluence  of 
Glen  Street,  something  like  a  score  of  rods  from  the  highway 
and  at  the  foot  of  Crane  Hill,  is  a  slightly  raised  rectangular  plot, 
about  30  X  75  feet,  from  whose  center  springs  a  mature  apple 
tree.  Here  rest  the  last  of  the  Marlboro  Indians,  whose  earlier 
generations  listened  to  the  great  Indian  Apostle  Eliot.  Their 
last  chief  expired  in  his  wigwam,  near  Williams  Pond,  and  was 
buried  at  this  place  on  the  Brigham  farm,  where  thirty  other  in- 
dividual graves  could  be  made  out  by  the  last  generation  of  Marl- 
boro citizens.  This  spot  has  always  been  sacredly  preserved  by 
the  owners  of  the  Brigham  farm.  The  successive  owners  of  the 
"old  home  place"  since  the  Rices  are  as  follows: 

*  The  parchment  deed  of  this  purchase  is  owned  by  Charles  F.  Brigham,  of 
Allston,  Mass.,  who  relates  that  when  a  boy  he  boasted  at  school  that  he  had  a  deed 
on  parchment  at  home,  and  being  dared  to  produce  it,  he  tore  a  small  piece  oflf  one 
corner  of  it  and  carried  it  to  school  to  vindicate  his  statement.  The  interview  aftei- 
ward  with  his  father  was  not  pleasant.  This  deed  runs  from  Benjamin  Rice  to 
Thomas  Brigham,  and  upon  it  Mercy  Rice  made  her  "  Mark  "  in  place  of  a  signature. 

Thomas  and  John  Brigham  (with  others)  oppose  petition  of  some  fellow-citizens 
that  the  Gen.  Court  appoint  a  Committee  to  inquire  into  and  settle  certain  municipal 
difficulties.  The  Committee  was,  however,  appointed,  and  its  adjustment  recorded 
in  the  "  New  Town  Book."  A  later  Committee  seems  to  have  supported  this  adjust- 
ment   (Hudson's   Marlboro,   p.    46). 

Thos.  and  Sam'l  Brigham  supported  the  Rev.  Emerson  in  the  controversy  of 
1701    (Ibid.,   p.    102.) 

Thos.  Brigham's  "Garrison"  about  1710  in  Queen  Anne's  War,  near  Warren 
Brigham  place   (Ibid.,  p.   109). 

Thos.  Brigham  and  22  others  of  Marlboro  in  1702  petitioned  the  Gen.  Court 
that  Chauncey  (Western  Marlboro)  might  be  enlarged  westward.  Resulted  in  1717 
in  setting  off  of  Westboro.     David,  son  of  Thos.,  already  settled  there  (Ibid.,  p.   113). 

Thos.  and  Jno.  Brigham  in  Marlboro  before  1665;  two  of  the  first  44  proprietors 
(Ibid.,  p.   247). 

66       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

(1)  Thomas-  Brigham;  (2)  Gershom^  Brigham;  (3)  Benjamin* 
Brigham;  (4)  Warren^  Brigham;  (5)  Benjamin  Thomas^  Brig- 
ham, son  of  Barnabas;  (6)  Elisha  Bond,  who  bought  it  of  Benj. 
T.  Brigham;  (7)  Bradford  Latham,  son-in-law  to  Bond;  (8) 
George  F.  Nichols,  who  bought  it  in  1893  from  Latham;  Mr. 
Nichols'  wife  is  Abbie  A.^,  daughter  of  Addington  MJ  Brigham  of 
Marlboro.  The  last  male  Brigham  owner  of  the  place  is  said  to 
have  strikingly  resembled  his  paternal  ancestry,  having  "  thick, 
wavy  black  hair,  black  eyes  and  red  cheeks ;    a  fine  looking  man." 

The  Thomas^  Brigham  homestead  has  long  been  known  as  the 
"  Warren  Brigham  place,"  from  its  fourth  owner,  who  died  at 
the  age  of  87,  more  than  half  a  century  ago.  Up  to  his  time  there 
had  been  no  Warren  Brighams.  This  fact  inspired  some  research, 
which  resulted  in  discovering  that  Gershom^  Brigham,  the  second 
owner,  had  married  Mehetabel  Warren,  daughter  of  Joseph  Warren 
of  Medfield. 

Like  the  sites  of  the  homes  of  so  many  of  the  first  settlers,  that 
of  Thomas-  Brigham's  house  seems  almost  to  have  been  chosen  for 
the  landscape  effect.  The  brook  which  gives  the  outlet  to  Wil- 
liams Pond  flows  through  the  home  lot.  A  few  rods  above  the 
brook  stood  the  house.  From  it  the  higher  hills  appear  to  en- 
compass the  valley  of  the  brook,  except  where  they  break  to  the 
northwest  and  a  narrow  opening  discloses  the  peak  of  Mt.  Wachu- 
sett  looming  up  twenty  miles  away.  The  first  dwelling,  a  log  hut 
built  by  Thomas-,  was  burned  during  his  absence  by  flax  catching 
fire.  In  1706  he  built  a  frame  house,  which  was  left  for  an  "  ell  " 
by  his  son  Gershom,  who  built  a  two-story  house  about  1724.  The 
old  house  was  used  as  a  garrison  in  Queen  Anne's  War.  This 
"  ell  "  was  finally  taken  down  in  1791,  by  Warren  Brigham.  Mrs. 
Lucy  B.  Brown  of  Marlboro  was  the  last  occupant  of  the  Gershom 
Brigham  house,  from  which  she  moved  in  1859;  the  house  was 
uninhabited  for  some  time  and  was  finally  razed.  The  Gershom 
Brigham  house  "was  clapboarded  but  never  painted  outside;  only 
two  rooms  were  finished;  the  sitting-room  and  the  principal  bed- 
room were  plastered  and  painted."  About  1825  the  present  house 
was  built  on  the  opposite  side  of  the  road  from  the  old  house, 
by  Barnabas"  Brigham.  The  old  well,  from  which  many  Brig- 
ham pilgrims  drink,  still  exists. 

Thomas-  unquestionably  was  one  of  the  principal  citizens  of  the 
town  and  must  have  held  offices  of  responsibility,  but  an  important 
volume  of  the  town  records  was  lost  many  years  ago,  hence  there 
is  no  connected  record  of  town  officers  or  of  town  proceedings 
from  1665  to  1739.  The  church  records  are  also  fragmentary 
or   nonexistent    for    the   early   period.      His    lands,    however,    were 


extensive,  lying  in  what  now  are  four  townships.*  They  divided 
into  comfortable  farms  for  his  descendants  and  made  many  of 
them  well-to-do.  He  executed  his  will  21  April,  1716,  and  died 
25  Nov.  of  the  same  year  in  his  chair,  which  is  now  in  the  possesf- 
sion  of  Miss  Martha  L.  Ames.  His  will,  which  was  approved  2 
Jan.,  1717,  is  as  follows: 


In  the  Name  of  God  Amen :  This  Twenty  first  Day  of  April  Anno 
Domini  one  Thousand  seven  hundred  and  sixteen  &  in  the  second 
year  of  the  Raigne  of  our  Soveraigne  Lord  Georg  of  Great  Brittian 
&c  King  I   Thomas  Brigham  of  the  town  of  Marlborough  in 

the  County  of  middlesex  in  the  Province  of  the  massachusetts 
Bay  in  New-England  yeoman  being  vere  weak  of  Body  but  of 
perfect  mind  &  memory  Praised  be  God  for  it  Knowing  that  it 
apoynded  for  men  once  to  Dy  Do  make  and  ordain  this  my  Last 
wiU  &  Testament  first  I  bequeth  my  soul  into  the  hands  of  Almighty 
God  my  maker  hoping  that  through  the  merratorious  Death  of 
Jesus  Christ  my  only  Savour  to  know  the  free  pardon  of  all  my 
sins:  And  my  Body  to  be  Buried  in  Christian  Like  Decent  & 
Cortly  maner  at  the  Discrestion  of  my  hereafter  Named  Executors: 
And  as  for  such  Worldly  Estate  as  it  hath  pleased  God  to  bless 
me  with  hear  in  this  world  I  Give  and  Dispose  of  the  same  in  the 
maner  and  forms  following  Item  I  will  and  Give  to  my  Son 
Elnathan  Brigham  and  to  his  heirs  Three  acres  of  land  in  Etton 
farm  next  adjoining  to  the  seven  acres  I  have  given  him  by  Deed 
Lying  side  by  sid  with  it  And  also  Twelve  acres  of  Land  in  s*^ 
farm  some  where  towards  the  uper  End  of  the  s*^  farm.  Item  I 
will  and  Give  unto  my  two  sons  Nathan  Brigham  and  Jonathan 
Brigham  and  to  theirs  all  that  part  of  my  Etton  farme  that  lies 
on  the  easterly  side  of  Assabeth  River  except  what  I  have  Given 
to  my  son  Elnathan  Brigham.  Item  I  will  and  Give  unto  my 
Two  sons  Nathan  Brigham  &  Jonathan  Brigham  and  to  their  heirs 
Twenty  two  acres  of  the  thirty  acres  that  is  laid  out  to  me  in 
Etton  farme  to  have  it  on  the  Southerly  end  of  the  s^  Thirty  acres 
And  also  the  pece  of  Land  that  Joyns  to  it  on  the  westerly  side. 
Item  I  will  and  Give  unto  my  two  sons  David  Brigham  and  Ger- 
shom   Brigham  and  to  their  heirs   eight  acres   of  the  thirty   acres 

*  Thomas  and  John  Brigham  (inter  alias)  in  1671  asked  for  grant  of  General 
Court  40  or  50  miles  south  or  southwest  of  Marlboro.  Refused  as  outside  jurisdic- 
tion of  Province  of  Mass.   Bay    (DeForest's  Hist,   of   Westboro,  p.    19). 

In  1672  grant  to  Thomas  B.  (and  Sam.  Goodenow)  in  easterly  Northboro  of 
to-day    (Ibid). 

Thos.,  Jno.,  Sam'l  and  Nathan  Brigham  (inter  alias)  in  1702  petitioned  for  west- 
erly extension  of  Marlboro    (refused).     Called  "  Kerly  pet'n  "   from  first  signer,  p.   33. 

68       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

that  is  Laid  out  to  me  in  Etton  farme  to  have  it  on  the  northerly 
end  of  the  s^  Thirty  acres  And  also  all  the  Rest  of  my  Etton 
farme  that  lies  on  the  westerly  side  of  Assabeth  River  I  Give  to 
the  s^  David  Brigham  &  Gershom  Brigham  &  to  their  heirs  Except 
what  is  Given  to  others  of  my  Children:  Item  I  give  unto  my 
son  David  Brigham  &  to  his  heirs  all  my  meadow  in  Hokamok 
meadow  and  Brook  meadow.  Item  my  will  is  that  all  my  Books 
be  Equally  Divided  amongst  all  my  Children.  Item  I  will  and 
Give  unto  my  Daughter  mary  Houghton  the  wife  of  Jonas  Hough- 
ton junr  of  Lancaster  the  feather  bed  I  ly  upon  with  all  the 
furnituer  to  it  also  I  Give  unto  my  Daughter  mary  Houghton 
above  s^  one  Cow  and  my  Great  Brass  Kittle  that  is  at  my  son 
Jonathans  and  all  my  movable  Goods  with  in  Dors  viz  Brass  Iron 
pewter  with  all  my  utensils  in  the  house  Except  my  part  in  the 
Barrels  And  Except  Likewise  some  particular  things  that  I  have 
or  shall  Dispose  of  to  som  particular  persns.  Item  I  Give  unto 
my  Daughter  mary  Houghton  above  mentioned  &  to  her  heirs 
Thirty  six  pounds  in  money  to  be  paid  by  my  sons  as  followeth: 
Twenty  pounds  to  be  paid  to  her  or  her  heirs  by  my  son  Gershom 
Brigham  within  three  years  after  my  Deceas  at  three  several  pay- 
ments viz  six  pounds  thirteen  shillings  &  four  pence  a  year.  And 
ten  pounds  to  be  paid  her  or  her  heirs  by  my  son  David  Brigham 
within  two  years  after  my  Decease  And  fourty  shillings  to  be  paid  to 
her  by  my  son  Nathan  Brigham  And  fourty  shillings  to  be  paid 
to  her  by  my  son  Jonathan  Brigham  And  fourty  shillings  to  be  paid 
to  her  by  my  son  Elnathan  Brigham  these  three  last  to  be  paid  to  her 
or  to  her  heirs  within  one  year  after  my  Deceas:  Item:  I  will 
and  Give  unto  my  two  sons  David  Brigham  and  Elnathan  Brigham 
my  Lot  of  Cedar  Swamp  that  is  in  Chancy  swamp :  Item  I  will 
and  Give  unto  my  son  Gershom  Brigham  all  my  utensils  for 
Husbandtre  And  one  halfe  my  Lot  of  Sedar  swamp  in  Cran  Swamp 
And  also  my  part  in  the  barrels  Item  I  will  and  Give  unto  my 
Daughter  mary  Brigham  the  wife  of  Jonathan  Brigham  the  Twenty 
shillings  which  Jolm  Emes  oweth  me  Item  my  will  is  that  all 
my  Cattle  and  horses  be  Equaly  Divided  amongst  all  my  Children 
except  what  I  shall  Dispose  of  in  my  Life  time  Item  I  Give  unto 
my  son  Jonathan  Brigham  my  bigest  Brass  Kittle  here  in  the 
house:  Item  I  do  hereby  Constitute  ordain  and  apoynt  my  Three 
sons  Nathan  Brigham^  Jonathan  Brigham  &  Gershom  Brigham 
to  be  my  executors  of  this  my  Last  will  and  Testament  Revoking 
&  Disalowing  of  all  other  wills  &  Testaments  what  soever,  Rattefy- 
ing  and  Confirming  this  to  be  my  Last  will  and  Testament  in 
wittness  whereof  I  the  s^  Thomas  Brigham  have  hereunto  put  my 
Hand  &nd  fixed  my  seal  the  Day  and  year  above  written  Item, 
my  will  further  is  that  if  there  be  any  part  of  my  estate  ether 
Real  or  personal  be   Left  undisposed  &  which   at  present   I   have 


not  thought  of  that  it  be  Equaly  Divided  amongst  all  my  Children 
These  lines  were  writen  before  signing  and  sealing  there  is  three 
words  bloted  out  in  the  thirteenth  Line  &  there  is  three  words 
bloted  out  in  the  twentieth  Line  &  three  words  Likewise  bloted  out 
in  the  twenty  third  line  which  was  done  before  signing  &  sealing 

Thomas  Brigham      (Seal) 
Signed  sealed  and  Delivered 
in  presence  of  witnesses 
Gershom  How 
Ephraim   How 
Jno  Banister 
Eleasar   How 

(On  the  reverse  is  written  the  following.) 

The  Lines  may  sertifie  whom  it  may  Concern  that  where  as  in 
the  within  writan  will  I  Thomas  Brigham  have  Given  unto  my 
two  sons  Nathan  Brigham  Jonathan  Brigham  Twenty  two  acres 
of  a  pece  of  Land  in  Etton  farme  w^*'  I  Did  then  Call  thirty 
acres  And  it  apears  that  there  is  in  the  s*^  peace  Thirty  three  acres 
&  one  quarter  of  an  acre  w^^  three  acres  and  one  quarter  not  men- 
tioned in  the  within  wretten  will  I  Give  to  my  to  sons  Nathan 
Brigham  &  Jonathan  Brigham  to  be  Equaly  Divided  between  them 
and  Likewise  what  I  have  Given  to  my  two  sons  Nathan  Brigham 
and  Jonathan  Brigham  in  the  within  wreten  will  in  Land  it  is  to 
be  Equally  Divided  between  them  And  also  what  Land  I  have 
Given  to  my  two  sons  David  Brigham  &  Gershom  Brigham  is 
Likewise  to  be  Equaly  Divided  between  them  And  where  I  have 
made  Assabeth  River  the  Dividing  Line  between  any  of  my  sons 
my  meaning  is  the  main  Body  of  the  s^  River  in  witness  where  of 
I  the  s'^  Thomas  Brigham  have  here  unto  put  my  hand  and  seal 
this  May  19th  1716 

There  is  four  words  bloted  out  in  the  second  line  &  six  bloted 
out  the  sixth  Line  and  all  the  seventh  Line  &  one  word  in  the  eigth 
line  which  was   Sow  before  signing  &  sealing 

Thomas  Brigham     (Seal) 
Signed  sealed  &  Delivered 
in  presence  of  witnesses 
Eleazar  How 
Gershom  How 
Jno  Banister 

Midelsx  Eleazer  How  and  Gershom  How  apeared  before  me 

and  mad  oath  that  they  saw  this  instrument  sined  and  sealed  and 
at  the  same  time  saw  John  Banister  sine  as  a  witness  the  above  said 
Thomas  Brigham  being  in  perfect  memory  at  that  time 

January  1:  1717/18 

Tho  How    Justice  of  peace 

Cambridge  Jan  2,  1717  (Mid.  Prob.  Rec,  1733.) 

70       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children,  by  first  wife,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Thomas^   b.   24   Feb.,    1666-7,   and   no    further   reported;     probably 
died  before  his  father. 

7  ii  Nathan,  b.  17  June,  1671. 

iii  David,  b.  11  Aug.,  1673;    died  young. 

8  iv  Jonathan,  b.  22  Feb.,  1675. 

9  '-V  David,  b.   12  April,  1678.-^ 

10  vi  Gershom,  b.  23  Feb.,  1680. 

11  vii  EInathan,  b.  7  March,  1683. 

viii  Mary,  b.  26  Oct.,  1687;  m.  Capt.  Jonas  Houghton  of  Lancaster, 
Mass.,  30  July,  1710;  he  d.  15  Aug.,  1739,  ae.  56.*  Ch.  (Houghton), 
b.    in    Lancaster: 

1  Silas*,  b.   26   Oct.,   1713. 

2  Betty,  b.  20  March,  1715-16. 

3  Mary,  b.  8  March,  1720-21. 

4  Prudence,  h.  21  Oct.,  1723. 

5  Persis,  b.  31  July,  1726. 

6  Jonas,  b.  21   April,  1728. 

7  John,  b.  13  Feb.,  1731-2. 

4  JOHN",  son  of  Thomas^  and  Mercy  (Hurd)  Brigliam; 
born   in   Cambridge,   Mass.,   9   March,    1644-45;   died   in   Sudbury, 

Mass.,  l6  Sept.,  1728;  f  married  (1)   Sarah  |  ,  who  died 

between    1691    and    1698;     she    was    the    mother    of    his    children; 

married   (2)   Deborah  ,  who  died  7  Feb.,  1716-17;    married 

(3),  22  May,  1717,  Sarah  Bowker,  who  survived  him. 

John,  known  as  "  Dr."  Brigham,  founder  of  the  "  lost  tribe  " 
of  our  family,  undoubtedly  was  the  most  brilliant  of  the  children 
of  Thomas^.  Drake  (History  of  Middlesex  County,  vol.  ii.  p.  141 
et  seq.)  describes  him  as  "  one  of  the  most  popular  and  remarkable 
men  of  his  day,  having  considerable  capacity  for  public  affairs, 
unusual  ability  as  a  surveyor  and  some  ambition  as  a  land  specu- 
lator." Lewis  (History  of  Worcester  County,  vol.  ii.  p.  1332) 
refers  to  him  as  "  John  Brigham,  the  doctor,  surveyor,  Commis- 
sioner of  the  General  Court,  land  speculator  and  the  most  enter- 
prising man  in  town."  It  is  the  very  exuberance  of  his  activity, 
his  ubiquitous  absorption  here  and  there,  into  this  and  that  prob- 
lem of  the  place  and  hour,  that  make  the  fragmentary  gleanings 
of  him  so  fascinating  yet  unsatisfactory.  Drake  states  that  "  he 
was  returned  as  representative  from  Marlboro  in  1688  and  from 
Sudbury  in  1706."  The  first  date  we  cannot  verify,  as  the  records 
are  lacking,  but  we  learn  from  the  State  Archives  (Recs.  Gen.  Crt. 
of  Mass.,  vol.  vi.  pp.  16,  220)  that  John  Brigham  represented 
Marlboro  in  1689  and  1692;  and  he  was  returned  from  Sudbury 
for  the  term  of  "May  30,  1705— Apr.  12,  1706."  (Acts  and  Re- 
solves of  the  Province  of  Mass.  Bay,  vol.  viii.  p.  115).  He  also 
was  a  Marlboro  delegate  to  the  convention  called  against  the 
"  Tyrant  Andros." 

*  See  Lancaster   Records.  *  Sudbury   Records. 

%  Hist,  of  Westboro  says  he  m.  a  dau.  of  Josiah  Haynes. 


He  began  business  for  himself  by  erecting  a  sawmill,  with  rude 
flutter  wheel,  the  first  turned  on  Assabet  River,  it  may  be,  near 
the  site  of  one  existing  in  Morse's  day  owned  by  Hayes  and 
Bush  in  Northboro  on  Howard's  Brook;  he  having  received,  in  1672, 
a  grant  of  land  on  Licor  Meadow  Plain.  Hudson  says  (p.  231): 
"  It  is  difficult  to  tell  when  or  where  the  first  mill  was  erected. 
It  is  probable,  however,  that  the  first  was  a  sawmill  and  was 
erected  in  that  part  of  the  town  now  included  in  Northboro,  by 
John  Brigham.  It  was  near  the  center  of  the  present  town  of 
Northboro,  on  a  stream  which  constitutes  one  of  the  principal 
tributaries  of  the  Assabet  River.  This  mill  was  erected  before 
Philip's  War."  Whitney's  History  of  Worcester  (1793)  points 
out  that  "  a  little  north  of  the  meeting-house  runs  a  small  but  last- 
ing stream  from  the  hills  in  the  westerly  part  of  the  town,  on 
which  is  a  sawmill  which  performs  considerable  work  in  spring 
and  fall."  Rev.  Joseph  Allen  says  he  was  the  first  white  settler 
of  Northboro. 

He  surveyed  the  Marlboro  Indian  Plantation  of  about  6000 
acres  in  1672;  was  granted  the  extensive  "Coram  farm"*  for 
his  services  as  surveyor;  surveyed  and  mapped  out  Sudbury  Town- 
ship in  1708. 

John  Brigham  appears  to  have  been  the  leader  in  the  attempt  of 
some  of  the  principal  citizens  of  Marlboro  to  possess  themselves 
of  the  Indian  Plantation,  Ockoocangansett,  which,  they  alleged, 
had  been  forfeited  by  the  Indians  through  their  participation  in 
King  Philip's  War.  The  General  Court,  in  1684,  refused  the 
prayer  of  the  petitioners  for  permission  to  purchase  the  Plantation 
of  the  Indians ;  whereupon,  says  Hudson,  it  appears  that  the 
principal  inhabitants  of  Marlboro,  headed  by  John  Brigham,  re- 
solved to  possess  the  Indian  lands.  To  cut  the  knot  which  they 
could  not  untie,  on  the  15th  of  July,  1684,  they  obtained,  without 
the  consent  of  the  General  Court,  a  deed  of  the  Plantation  from 
the  Indians.  This  deed  the  General  Court  promptly  declared  null 
and  void;  notwithstanding  which,  the  purchasers  proceeded  at 
once  to  take  possession  of  the  Plantation  and  to  lay  out  and  divide 
the  lands. 

"The  29th  of  October,  1686:  At  a  meeting  of  the  proprietors 
of  Ockoocangansett  Plantation,  it  was  ordered  that  every  proprie- 
tor should  have  laid  out  to  him  in  some  of  the  best  of  the  land 
lying  as  conveniently  as  may  be  to  the  town  of  Marlboro,  thirty 

*  "  The  'Coram  Farm'  was  granted  John  Brigham  in  1672,  as  compensation  for 
services  as  surveyor.  The  principal  part  of  '  Coram  Farm  '  lay  on  the  northern 
side   of   the   old    Marlboro    line,    now    (1826)    farms    of    Nahum,    Asa    and    Lewis    Fay, 

John   Green   and   Stephen   Williams The   Indians  burnt   John's   house   a   few   days 

after  his  removal  "    (Top.  and  Hist.  Sketches,   etc.,    Rev.   Jos.   Allen;   Pamphlet,    1826; 
p.   25,  note). 

72       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

acres  for  a  first  division  of  upland,  and  Mr.  John  Brigham  is 
agreed,  withall,  to  lay  out  the  abovesaid  lands,  and  to  have  five 
shillings  a  day,  the  one  half  in  money,  the  other  half  in  corn,  rye 
at  four  shilling  per  bushel,  and  Indian  at  three  shillings  per 
bushel,  and  to  have  his  diet  all  the  while  he  is  about  the  work. 
Also  at  the  same  meeting  it  was  agreed  that  John  Maynard  Sen., 
and  Richard  Barnes,  should  join  with  John  Brigham,  to  order 
the  laying  out  of  the  land,  and  order  highways  according  to  their 
best  discretion,  and  they  to  have  two  shillings  a  day  for  their 
pains,  in  corn  at  country  prices.  Also,  at  the  same  meeting,  it 
was  agreed  that  when  the  lots  were  laid  out,  every  proprietor  should 
draw  his  lot." 

At  a  meeting  of  the  proprietors,  in  December  of  the  same  year, 
continues  Hudson,  it  was  voted  that  Major  Hincksman  and  others 
"  should  have  the  thousand  acres  of  land  which  was  surveyed 
by  John  Brigham,  and.  signified  by  the  plats  under  his  hand, 
should  be  recorded  in  the  Company's  Book  of  Records,  so  that 
it  make  a  final  settlement  of  all  differences  about  the  said  land, 
as  to  any  further  claimes."  Among  the  fifty-two  proprietors  were 
included  John,  Samuel  and  Thomas,  sons  of  Thomas^  Brigham, 
Mercy  Hunt,  their  mother,  and  John  Fay  and  William  Ward, 
who  had  married  their  sisters.  Dr.  John  appears  to  have  received, 
besides  his  share,  other  lots  for  his  services.  "  Sept.  24,  1691,  he, 
for  Xl6,  conveyed  to  Daniel  Rice  his  30  acre  right  in  the  Indian 
Plantation  .  .  ."  In  1693  the  proprietors  agreed  that  their 
grants  of  land  "  shall  stand  good  to  all  intents  and  purposes,  if 
they  be  attested  by  John  Brigham  their  Clerk."  In  March,  1708, 
says  Morse,  they  chose  Dr.  Brigham  on  a  committee  "  to  act 
about  their  title."  The  General  Court,  still  keeping  faith  with 
the  Indians,  steadfastly  refused  to  confirm  the  purchase,  but  in 
1719  finally  ended  all  controversy  by  annexing  the  territory  to 
Marlboro.  Hudson  does  not  excuse  this  mild  fraud  upon  the 
Indians,  but,  he  says,  "  The  people  of  Marlboro  have  at  least  this 
apology:   they  acted  in  accordance  with  the  spirit  of  the  age." 

Morse  concisely  gives  details  of  his  later  life  as  follows:  "  Dr. 
Brigham  .  .  .  Nov.  9,  1697,  he  then  of  Sudbury,  for  £70 
received  of  Joseph  Freeman  of  Preston,  Conn.,  a  deed  of  130  acres 
in  Sudbury,  bounded  on  the  south  by  the  Lancaster  Road  and  on 
the  E.  by  the  five  miles  of  land  first  granted  to  Sudbury.  This 
tract  is  presumed  to  be  the  farm  now  owned  and  occupied  by 
Captain  William  Rice.  Oct.  7,  1698,  he  sold  for  <£10,  to  Nathaniel 
Oke,  12  acres  E.  of  his  sawmill  in  what  is  now  Northboro." 

Dr.    Brigham   lived   in   Marlboro   near   and   northwest   from   the 


present  French  church.  He  evidently  drew  many  lots  of  the  town's 
commons.  His  old  homestead  in  Northboro  was  situated  on  what 
is  now  Berlin  Street,  just  on  the  edge  of  Northboro  Center  village, 
across  Howard's  Brook,  where  the  site  of  his  mill  is  still  used 
for  that  purpose.  A  good  part  of  the  dam  is  of  native  rock,  attest- 
ing John's  shrewd  selection  of  an  advantageous  spot.  This  farm 
has  long  been  known  as  the  "  Priest  Whitney  Place,"  from  the  oc- 
cupancy of  the  Rev.  Peter  Whitney,  an  honored  historian  of 
Worcester  Co.,  who,  having  been  ordained  in  1767  and  dying 
in  1816;  built  a  fine  mansion  house  in  1780,  still  standing  in  half- 
neglected  picturesqueness.  In  1839  Silas  Haynes  came  into  pos- 
session; succeeded  in  1852  by  Mr.  S.  McClure,  with  whom,  in 
September,  1894,  the  writer  had  an  interview.  North  of  the 
residence  at  the  orchard  end,  opposite  some  fence  bars,  two  rods 
distant,  is  a  level  piece  of  meadow  plowed  over  many  times  by 
Mr.  McClure,  who  remembers  well  the  spot  where  the  plow  touches 
"  the  white  sand,"  which  was  filled  into  the  ceUar  of  the  original 
John  Brigham  house.  This  spot  is  about  18x20  feet.  In  the 
rear  it  slopes  down  quickly  to  lower  marshy  ground,  where  was  a 
spring,  probably  first  used  by  John,  four  or  five  rods  east,  but 
now  filled,  although  recognized  in  an  identation  of  the  rounded 

In  1684  John  was  one  of  the  grantees  from  the  Indians  of  land 
from  which  was  formed  the  "  Plantation  of  Sudbury,"  *  whither 
he  removed  from  Northboro,  and  he  long  lived  on  the  old  Sudbury 
and  Marlboro  Road  near  Sudbury  town  line.  The  old  homestead 
building  (where  Abijah  Brigham  once  lived)  stood  about  ten  rods 
west  of  the  present  Lucius  Brigham  house,  and  was  a  large  old- 
fashioned  red  building  with  long  sloping  roof.f  He  served  six 
years  as  selectman  in  Sudbury  and  was  placed  on  important 
committees.  J 

It  is  worthy  of  note  that  the  given  names  of  his  seven  children 
recall  those  of  his  family  dear  to  his  heart:  Sarah,  his  wife; 
Mercy,  his  mother;  Mary  and  Hannah,  his  sisters;  Thomas,  his 
father,  Thomas  his  eldest  brother,  Samuel  his  other  brother, 
and  lastly  himself.  Singularly  enough,  he  had  just  enough  chil- 
dren in  all  and  just  enough  of  each  sex  to  go  around  the  beloved 

Judge  Forbes  of  Worcester  stated  in  a  letter  to  the  writer  that 

*  Vide  Hudson's  Sudbury,    Wayland  and  Maynard,   pp.   4,   5. 

t  See  History  of  Westboro  (Deforest  &  Page),  for  description  of  "  Brigham 
Farm  "   and   account   of   John   Brigham's   grant,    pp.    459   and    19. 

J  Same,  p.  31.  "Town  Rate  in  1680  for  John  Brigham  et  al.  to  kill  rattle- 
snakes "    (q.  v.). 

Same,  p.  42.  "  Petition  of  John  Brigham  &  30  others  in  1716,  Nov.  23,  for 
lots  west  of  Marlboro  for  a  town;  it  was  first  movement  towards  incorporation  of 

74       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

he  did  not  think  any  one  knew  the  grave  of  John  Brigham.  The 
late  James  S.  Draper  of  Wayland  (E.  Sudbury)  stated  that  as 
far  as  he  was  aware,  no  gravestones  of  Brighams  existed  in  that 
town.  With  reference  to  the  present  condition  of  the  old  burying- 
grounds  in  Worcester  Co.,  see  Jewett's  History,  also  Hudson's  His- 
tory of  Sudbury. 


In  The  Name  of  God  Amen.  The  Fourteenth  Day  of  Septem- 
ber Anno  Domini  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  twenty-eight 
and  in  ye  Second  Year  of  ye  Reign  of  our  Sovereign  Lord  George 
the  Second  by  ye  Grace  of  god  of  Great  Brittan  France  &  Ireland 
King  Defender  of  ye  faith  I  John  Brigham  Sen'",  of  Sudbury  in 
ye  County  of  Middlesex  In  his  Majesties  Province  of  y^  Massa- 
chusetts Bay  in  New  England  Yeoman:  Being  very  aged  but  of 
perfect  mind  &  memory  Thanks  be  Given  to  God:  therefore  Calling 
unto  mind  the  mortality  of  my  Body  and  Knowing  that  it  is  ap- 
pointed for  all  men  once  to  Die  Do  make  and  ordain  this  my 
last  will  and  testament  that  is  to  Say  principally  and  first  of  all: 
I  give  and  Recommend  my  soul  into  y^  hands  of  god  that  gave  it 
me  and  my  Body  I  recommend  to  ye  Earth  to  be  Buried  in  De- 
cent Christian  Burial  att  ye  Discrestion  of  my  Executor  hereafter 
named  Nothing  Doubting  but  at  ye  General  Resurrection  I  shall 
Receive  the  same  again  by  the  mighty  Power  of  god,  and  as  touch- 
ing such  worldly  Estate  wherewith  it  hath  Pleased  God  to  Bless 
me  in  this  Life,  I  Give  Demise  &  Dispose  of  ye  same  in  ye  follow- 
ing manner  &  forme.  Imprimis  My  Will  Is  That  my  Executor 
First  of  all  Should  Pay  all  my  just  Debts  and  Funerall  Charges 
out  of  my  Personal  Estate. 

Item:  My  Will  is  that  my  well  beloved  wife  Sarah  Brigham 
Enjoy  one  Third  Part  of  all  my  Houseings,  Orchards,  Lands  & 
meadows  whatsoever   Dureing  natural   Life  &  One   Third  part  of 

my   moveable   Estate    Forever,   viz: After   my    Just   Debts 

&  Funeral  Charges  Being  paid  as  above  Said. 

Item:  My  Will  Further  Is  That  my  Son  John  Brigham  his 
heirs  and  assigns  Shall  have  my  homestead  That  is  all  my  Lands 
Orchards  &  Meadows  Which  I  Bought  of  Robbart  man  In  Said 
Sudbury  with  all  my  Other  Lands  and  Meadows  adjoining  or 
Belonging  thereunto  with  all  ye  Buildings  that  Thereon  is  Allso 
I  give  &  Bequeath  unto  him  his  heirs  and  assigns  my  Gulfe  Meadow 
in  Said  Sudbury  Allso  Five  acres  of  Land  Laid  out  to  ye  Right 
of  Mr.  Robbart  Fordom  in  Said  Sudbury  joyning  to  and  bounded 
Easterly  by  land  in  ye  Possession  of  Peter  Plimpton  All  which  is 



Upon  Condition  that  my  said  son  John  Brigham  shall  within  Two 
Months  Next  after  my  Decease  Give  or  Tender  to  Give  Sufficent 
Security  for  ye  payment  of  Two  Hundred  &  Forty  Pounds  unto  my 
Four  Daughters  as  namely  Sarah  Mary  Hannah  &  Mercy:  that  is  to 
Each  of  them  ye  sum  of  Sixty  Pounds  apiece  to  be  paid  to  Them 
Their  Heirs  or  assigns  In  Four  Payments  ye  First  Payment  not 
to  be  made  until  one  year  after  my  Decease  and  then  Sixty  Pounds 
a  year  untill  One  Year  after  my  Decease  and  Then  Sixty  Pounds 
a  year  untill  ye  Two  Hundred  &  Fourty  Pound  be  Payd:  Further- 
more my  will  is  that  all  my  lands  In  Sudbury  Marlborough  and 
Westborough  not  Desposed  of  as  above  Said  Shall  be  Equally 
Divided  to  &  Amongst  my  Children  Namely  John  Brigham  Junr 
Sarah  Goodenow^  Mary  Fay  Hannah  Ward  &  IMercy  Perry  to 
them  Their  Heirs  and  Assigns  forever:  Furthermore  it  is  my  will 
and  order  That  my  Four  Daughters  Above  mentioned  their  Heirs 
or  assigns  shall  take  ye  above  said  John  Brighams  part  in  ye  above 
mentioned  outlands  In  part  of  pay  to  them  or  their  Heirs  of  ye 
Legacy  of  Two  Hundred  &  Fourty  Pounds  above  mentioned: 
By  a  Just  Apprizement  In  Case  They  Do  Not  agree  Other  ways 
uppon  his  offering  &  Secureing  of  it  to  them  &  their  Heirs  forever 
&  The  Rest  to  be  payed  in  Cattle  or  Bills  of  Credit  or  money  as 
it  passes  from  man  to  man.  Furthermore  it  is  my  will  that  all 
my  Rights  in  Common  in  Sudbury;-  Marlborough;  &  Westborough 
Shall  be  Equally  Divided  amongst  all  my  Children.  Further- 
more my  will  is  That  all  my  Personal  or  Moveable  Estate  not 
Disposed  of  As  Above  Said  Shall  Be  Equally  Divided  amongst 
all  my  Children  namely  John  Brigham  Thomas  Brigham  Sarah 
Goodenow,  Mary  Fay  Hannah  Ward  &  Mercy  Perry.  And  Fur- 
thermore as  a  Reason  why  I  have  not  Given  to  my  son  Thomas 
Brigham  no  more  in  this  my  Last  will  &  Testament  is  because  I 
have  Given  him  by  Deed  of  Gift  in  Land  and  Housings  &  Other 
ways  about  Four  Hundred  pounds.  Further  the  Reason  why  I 
have  given  To  my  Son  Thomas  Brigham  so  much  in  Time  Past  by 
Deed  of  Gift  and  Other  ways  was  Partly  in  Consideration  of  his 
Living  so  much  Longer  with  me  Then  The  Rest  of  my  Children: 
Furthermore  it  is  my  will  that  my  Executor  Pay  ye  Sum  of  five 
pounds  apeice  out  of  my  above  mentioned  outlands  To  Japhet 
and  Lydia  Perry  when  they  come  of  age  in  Money  or  Bills  of 
credit:  Memorandum  I  Give  to  my  Wife  Sarah  Brigham  as  a 
Token  of  my  Love  to  her  ye  Curtains  that  Shee  made  her  selfe  & 
ye  Lesser  of  ye  Two  Brass  Kettles  Free  &  Clear  to  come  into  no 
apprizement  with  ye  Rest  of  ye  Estate.  Furthermore  it  Is  My 
Will  That  all  ye  Deeds  of  Gifts  Given  To  Any  of  my  Children 
I    Ratify   &    Confirm   to   be   to   them    &   their    Heirs    forever   and 

76       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

that  if  any  of  ye  above  mentioned  Children  Molest  Each  Other 
by  Vertue  of  my  Lands  Given  Them  by  Deeds  of  gift  ShaU  by 
These  Presents  forever  be  Bared  and  Excluded  from  haveing  any 
Right  Title  or  Interest  of  or  unto  any  of  my  Estate  both  Real  & 
personal  above  named.  And  furthermore  my  will  is  That  my 
Children  Shall  give  Deeds  of  Quit  Claim  Each  to  Other  if  it 
Be  Requested  or  Demanded  by  them  before  ye  Division  of  my 
Estate  amongst  my  said  Children  Above  named  in  this  my  Last 
will  &  Testament.  Furthermore  I  constitute  make  &  ordain  my 
well  beloved  son  John  Brigham  my  Sole  Executor  to  this  my  Last 
will  and  Testament  In  Witness  whereof  I:  ye  Said  John  Brigham 
Sen^  have  hereunto  set  my  Hand  &  Seal  the  Day  and  Year  above 


John  Brigham  Sen"" 

+  (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  Published  his  mark 

pronounced  &  Declared  by 
ye  Said  John  Brigham 
as  his  last  will  and  testament 
in  presence  of  us  ye  subscribers 
John  Eveleth 
Daniel  Haynes 
Jotham   Brown 
Uriah  Moore 

Furthermore  it  is  my  will  &  order  that  if  ye  above  named  Mary 
Fay  does  proceed  in  marring  against  my  will  with  one  Tounsend 
School  master  late  of  Westbury  that  I  do  alow  her  but  five  shillings 
out  of  my  Estate  &  her  legacy  above  mentioned  but  it  is  my  will 
and  order  that  ye  legacy  made  to  her  shall  Return  to  ye  Children 
to  be  divided  amongst  them  and  not  to  be  paid  untill  two  years  after 
my  decease  and  to  be  at  ye  disposal  of  my  Executor  and  Gershom 
Fay.     This  was  writ  before  signing  &  sealing. 

(The  inventory  of  his  personal  estate  amounted  to  £186,  lis.  Qd.) 

Children  (by  first  wife),  the  two  youngest  born  in  Sudbury;  the  others 
born  in  Marlboro: 

i  John^  b.  19  Aug.,  1667;    d.  2  Dec,  1667. 

12  ii  Sarah,  b.  27  March,  1674. 

13  iii  Mary,  b.  6  May,  1678. 

14  iv  John,  b.  Nov.,  1680. 

V  Hannah,   b.    27    March,    1683;     m.    2    Feb.,    1708-9,    Oliver,    son    of 
Increase  Ward;    b.  Marlboro,   1686;    res.  Marlboro.     Ch.    (Ward): 

1  Dinah*,  b.  26  Dec,  1709. 

2  Experience,  b.  25  Sept.,  1711;    m.  26  April,  1733,  Jesse  Smith 
of  Lexington,   Mass. 


3  Thankful,  b.  9  May,  1713. 

4  Deborah,  b.   15  Jan.,   1714-15. 

5  Hannah,  b.   15  Jan.,  1714-15. 

6  Sarah,  b.  15  Jan.,  1714-15. 

4,  5  and  6,  triplets,  d.  in  infancy. 
15     vi  Thomas,  b.   6  May,   1687. 

vii  Mercy,  m.  23  March,  1715,  Ebenezer  Perry  from  Dedham  to  Sud- 
bury. They  res.  in  Sudbury;  he  d.  intestate  about  1732-3,  and  she 
m.  (2)  Samuel  Streeter  of  Framinghara,  Mass.  Ch.  (Perry),  b. 
Sudbury : 

1  Obadiah\  b.  19  Nov.,  1716. 

2  Sarah,  b.  24  Aug.,  1718. 

3  Ebenezer,  b.  28  Feb.,  1721;    not  mentioned  in  settlement  of  liis 
father's  estate,  1732-1738. 

4  Mary,  b.  7  Jan.,  1723. 

5  Esther,  b.   24   June,   1724. 

6  Mercy,  b.  2  Sept.,  1727. 

7  Elizabeth,  b.  11  Oct.,  1728. 

viii  Samuel,  m.  23  Aug.,  1716,  Abigail  Monroe   (or  Moore);    res.  Sud- 
bury, but  had  no  children  recorded. 

5  HANNAH-,  daughter  of  Thomas^  and  Mercy  (Hurd)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  9  March,  1649-50;  died  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  Dec.,  1719;  married  (1)  Gershom  Eames  *  of 
Marlboro,  who  went  to  Watertown,  Mass.,  on  the  breaking  out 
of  King  Philip's  War,  where  he  died  25  Nov.,  1676;  married  (2) 
William,  son  of  William  Ward  (who  was  in  Sudbury  as  early 
as  1639,  and  owned  land  there);  born  in  Sudbury,  22  Jan.,  1640; 
died  in  Marlboro,  25  Nov.,  1697. 

The  historians  have  had  a  good  deal  of  trouble  over  Hannah  with 
respect  to  her  marriage,  Morse  having  married  her  to  Samuel 
Wells  of  Glastonbury,  Conn.,  and  Hudson  (p.  357)  concurring 
with  the  historian  of  Shrewsbury  that  Gershom  Eames  married 
Hannah  Johnson,  daughter  of  Solomon  and  Hannah  Johnson. 
The  Sudbury  records  show  the  birth  of  a  Hannah,  daughter  of 
Solomon  Johnson  (who  was  Solomon,  Jr.),  but  she  would  have 
been  only  14  years  old  when  Gershom  Eames  married  Hannah 
Brigham.  Paige  corrects  these  errors  (pp.  501-2),  and  we  can 
support  him  with  overwhelming  evidence.  Paige  first  quotes  two 
Massachusetts  public  records;  one  wherein  her  name  is  given  as 
Hannah  Ward  and  another  where  William  Ward,  her  husband, 
joins  with  Thomas^,  John^,  and  SamueP  Brigham,  in  1681,  in 
conveying  to  Nicholas  Fessenden  certain  of  the  Thomas^^  Brigham 
land  in   Cambridge.      Paige  continues: 

"  I  do  not  find  any  Hannah  Ward  in  that  town  who  could  repre- 
sent herself  as  a  daughter  of  Thomas  Brigham,  except  the  wife 
of  William  Ward,  who   united  with  the   Brighams   in  the  sale   of 

*  The  name  in  the  early  records  is  spelled   with   an  E,   but  most  of  the  families 
have  dropped  the  E  and  spell  it  Ames   (Hudson's  History  of  Marlboro,  p.   358). 

78       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

the  Cambridge  land.  This  Hannah  had  been  the  wife  of  Gershom 
Eames;  and  is  suiDposed  by  her  descendant,  Andrew  H.  Ward,  in 
his  History  of  Shrervshury  (p.  457)  to  have  been  a  daughter  of 
Samuel  Johnson  of  Sudbury.  But  I  think  it  more  probable  that 
Thomas  Brigham  was  her  father,  and  that  John  Brigham,  who 
witnessed  the  execution  of  her  will,  Oct.  30,  1714,  was  her  brother." 
Hannah  Eames  had  two  children:  Hannah  (named  for  herself) 
and  a  posthumous  daughter,  Mary.  She  lived  in  Marlboro  both 
before  and  after  her  marriage  to  Mr.  Ward,  although  she  probably 
accompanied  her  first  husband  to  Watertown  at  the  time  of  King 
Philip's  War.  In  her  will,  executed  30  "Oct.,  1714,  she  makes 
pathetic  reference  to  the  boy  Elisha,  who  was  killed  or  stolen 
by  the  Indians.  After  the  usual  introductory  formula,  she  devises 
as  follows : 


FIRST:  I  will  that  all  those  debts  and  duties  as  I  do  owe  in 
Right  or  conscience  to  any  person  or  persons  whatsoever  shall 
well  and  truly  be  paid  in  convenient  time  after  my  decease  by  my 
Executor  hereafter  named. 

Item:  I  give  to  my  well  beloved  son  Gershom  Ward  whom  I 
likewise  constitute  make  and  ordain  my  onely  and  sole  executor 
of  this  my  last  will  and  testament  and  all  my  lands  and  other 
Estate  which  I  shall  dye  seazed  by  him  freely  to  be  possessed,  he 
fulfilling  those  things  hereafter  specified:  First  I  will  that  he  the 
aforesaid  Gershom  doe  take  the  sole  care  of  my  daughter  Hannah 
Eames  and  provid  for  her  both  in  sickness  and  in  health  with  the 
help  of  what  Estate  she  hath  and  what  of  right  belongs  to  her 
during  her  Natural  Life.  And  further  it  is  my  plesuer  that  the 
Bed  and  Bedding  which  she  uses  and  a  white  cow  and  all  the 
puter  that  I  shall  leve  that  is  marked  with  Eames  leters  with  all 
her  other  things  be  called  hers :  it  is  my  will  also  that  his  heirs 
or  administrators  stand  obliged  to  the  performance  hereof  and 
her  funeral  to  be  at  his  charge. 

Item:  I  will  that  there  be  paid  unto  my  four  other  children 
by  my  Executor  above  named  to  wit:  to  William  and  Nahum  Ward 
and  to  Mary  Keyes  and  Bethiah  Brigham  twenty  shillings  apiece 
within  one  year  after  my  Decease  and  if  Elisha  shall  ever  come 
again  that  my  executor  pay  him  twenty  shillings  also  and  if  any 
of  my  children  should  dy  before  the  time  of  payment  then  to  their 
heirs  also.  I  apoint  my  well  beloved  kinsmen  Samuel  Goodenow 
and  Joseph  Straten  to  be  the  over  seer  of  this  my  will.  Ratifying 
and  confirming  this  to  be  my   last  will   and  testament   in   witness 


hereof   I   have   set   my   hand   and   seal   the   Day   and   yeare   above 

Signed  Sealed  Published  Hannah  H  Ward      (Seal) 

pronounced  and  Declared  mark 

by  the  said  Hannah  Ward 
as  her  last  will  and  testament 
in  the  presents  of  us  the 
subscribers  viz : 

John  Brigham   (original  signature.) 
Joshua  Rice 
Joseph   Straten 

Will  filed  Dec.   1719. 
Record  of  Probate  27  June  1720 
Inventory  2  Feb.  1721. 

The  inventory  of  her  personal  estate  showed  £85  15s.  Qd.  Her 
real  estate  was  valued  at  £l60,  and  consisted  of  11  acres  of  pasture 
in  Marlboro,  54  acres  "  wast "  land  and  5  acres  of  swamp  and 
meadow  in  Marlboro. 

Children  (Eames  or  Ames),  born  probably  in  Marlboro: 
i  Hannah^  b.  3  Feb.,  1675. 

ii  Mary  (posthumous),  b.  1677;  d.  1772,  ae.  95  yrs.  and  1  mo.;  m. 
11  March,  1696,  John,  son  of  Elias  and  Sarah  (Blanford)  Keyes  of 
Marlboro;  moved  to  Shrewsbury  about  1723;  built  a  new  house 
and  part  of  the  family  slept  in  the  new  one  and  part  in  the  old 
one,  just  before  the  building  was  completed.  In  Aug.,  1723,  both 
houses  were  burned  and  two  of  his  sons  sleeping  in  the  new 
house  perished.  He  was  a  Major  and  d.  1768,  in  his  94th  year. 
Ch.    (Keyes): 

Gershom*,    h.    1    March,    1698;     m.    about    1718,    Sarah    ; 

moved  to  Boston  and  became  wealthy;    5  ch. 
2  Mary,  b.  24  Oct.,  1700;    m.  1720,  Daniel  Rand. 
8  Solomon,  b.  30  Aug.,  1703;    m.  Sarah .    2  ch. 

4  Hannah,  b.  9  July,  1706;    m.  1725,  Gershom  Flagg. 

5  Thankful,  b.  24  May,  1709;    m.  1728,  Jonas  Keyes. 

6  John,  b.  30  April,  1712;    burned  to  death,  Aug.,  1723. 

7  Sarah,  b.  5  March,  1715;    m.  21  Dec,  1721,  Joshua  Wilder. 

8  Stephen,  b.  2  April,  1718;    also  burned  to  death,  Aug.,  1723. 
Children  (Ward)   born  in  Marlboro   {as  per  Hudson's  History  of  Marl- 
boro) : 

iii  William,   b.   27   March,   1680;    m.   Jane   Cleveland,   and   res.   in  the 
part  of  Marlboro   which  is   now  Southboro.     He  rose  to  the  rank 
of  colonel  and  was  a  J.  P.     Ch: 
1  Hezekiah;  2  Elisha;  3  William;  4  Charles;  et  al. 
Iv  Bethiah,  m.  Elnathan^  Brigham,  11. 

v  (Col.)  Nahum,  b.  18  Dec,  1684;  m.  16  July,  1714,  Martha,  dau. 
of  Capt.  Daniel  and  Elizabeth   (Kerley)    Howe;    b.  30  July,  1687; 

80       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

followed  the  sea  in  early  life,  and  then  moved  to  Shrewsburj, 
where  he  was  a  Colonel,  J.  P.,  Rep.  and  Judge.  Their  sixth  child 
was  (Gen.)  Artemas*,  b.  1727;  grad.  Harvard  Coll.,  1748,  was 
Major  in  the  French  War;  at  the  opening  of  the  Revolution 
was  appointed  General  and  Commander-in-chief  of  all  the  forces 
raised  by  the  Colony;  he  had  command  of  the  troops  besieging 
Boston  until  the  appointment  of  Washington  as  Commander-in- 
chief.  He  then  commanded  the  right  wing  of  the  besieging  army 
until  the  capitulation,  after  which  he  had  command  of  the  de- 
partment of  the  East.  He  served  several  terms  in  Congress,  was 
president  of  the  governor's  council,  and  until  his  death  judge  of 
the  Court  of  Common  Pleas  for  Worcester  County. 
vi  Elisha,  b.  12  Jan.,  1686;    was  killed  or  taken  captive  by  the  Indians 

in  Worcester,  1709,  while  riding  post  from  Marlboro  to  Hadley. 
vii  Bathshebah,  b.  16  May,  1689;    d.  6  Oct.,  1693. 
viii  Gershom,  b.  3  Jan.,  1693;    rep.  Marlboro,  1738;    d.  unm.,  1739. 

6  CAPT.  SAMUEL^  son  of  Thomas^  and  Mercy  (Hurd) 
Brigham;  born  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  12  Jan.,  1652;  died  in  Marl- 
boro, Mass.,  intestate,  24  July,  1713,  ae.  6l ;  married  Elizabeth, 
daughter  of  Abraham  and  Hannah  (Ward)  Howe  (who  was  a  set- 
tler in  Marlboro  by  1660,  and  probably  came  from  Roxbury,  Mass.)  ; 
born  in  Marlboro,  5  April,  1665;  died  there,  26  July,  1739,  se.  74. 

Samuel,  at  the  time  of  his  mother's  marriage  to  Edmund  Rice, 
was  3  years  old,  and  went  with  her  to  Sudbury  and  Marlboro.  The 
glimpses  we  have  of  his  early  manhood  are  meagre.  We  first 
note  that  he  had  a  "  25  acre  grant  in  the  first  laying  out  of 
Worcester,  in  1673;  it  lying  in  the  Eastern  Squadron  next  to  the 
County  Road  to  Boston."  He  was  a  lieutenant  of  Capt.  Thomas 
Howe  and  was  rewarded  by  government  for  military  services  in 
Queen  Anne's  War.  A  garrison  was  established  at  his  house  in 
this  war.  Feb.  25,  1694,  he  sold  2  lots  of  meadow  in  Marlboro 
to  Thomas  Beman.  In  1707  he  drew  a  lot  of  21  acres  and  a  lot 
of  103  acres  south  of  Tobacco  Meadow,  bounded  by  the  path  to 
his  Stony  Brook  Meadow,  where,  in  his  right,  his  heirs  drew  other 
lots.  April  23,  1708,  he  purchased  of  Obadiah  Ward,  Jr.,  a  10|- 
acre  right  in  the  lands  of  Marlboro;  and  in  that  year  he  became 
bound  for  Joseph  Parre  to  Francis  Holmes  of  Boston  in  the 
penal  sum  of  £100.  In  the  years  1699  and  1703,  it  has  been  stated, 
he  was  town  treasurer,  although  Hudson  says  that  the  town  records 
for  that  period  are  missing.  He  was  selectman  in  1707  and  1710, 
and  representative  to  the  General  Court  in  1697-99  and  in  1705. 
According  to  Hudson,  he  resided  three-fourths  of  a  mile  east  of 
the  East  Village,  near  the  old  tanyard  of  the  late  Capt.  Daniel 
Brigham.  ^ 

To  Samuel  Brigham  is  due  the  honor  of  founding  in  old  M'arl- 
boro  the  tanning  and  shoe  trades.  Many  of  Samuel's  descendants 
are  in  the  shoe  business  in  Marlboro,  in  one  capacity  or  dnother. 


as  are  also. the  descendants  of  Thomas".  The  first  tannery  in  the 
town  was  erected  by  SamueP  about  1700,  near  his  dwelling  house 
on  present  East  Main  Street,  one-quarter  of  a  mile  east  of  the  old 
Village  Academy.  This  tannery,  which  is  said  to  have  been  the 
first  west  of  Charlestown,  descended  in  regular  succession  (Jede- 
diah^  Winslow*,  DanieP)  to  Capt.  DanieP,  who  retired  from  active 
business  in  the  early  1850's,  when  the  tannery  ceased  to  be  used. 
In  1859  Capt.  Daniel's  son  Dennison  owned  the  site.  For  many 
years  the  tannery  was  being  taken  down  piecemeal,  and  it  was 
wholly  demolished  by  1876.  The  place  is  now  owned  by  Francis 
C.  Curtis,  who  married  a  Brigham,  and  through  the  kindness  of 
Timothy  Brigham  Patch,  we  were  permitted  to  see  the  outlines  of 
the  tanyard  as  it  looked  some  fifty  or  a  hundred  years  ago  when 
the  plant  was  at  its  highest  development.  An  eye  witness  in  1894 
might  have  seen  a  rectangular  field  by  the  roadside  (Main  Street), 
of  about  an  acre  in  extent,  enclosed  by  stone  walls,  wherein  towered 
a  magnificent  old  elm;  hard  by  an  ancient  well  spring,  covered  by 
one  of  the  stones  formerly  used  for  grinding  bark  (the  other  stones 
serving  as  a  backdoor  step  at  the  house  of  Mr.  Curtis,  a  few  rods 
distant).  To  the  north  of  the  spring  were  remains  of  the  old 
Samuel  "  ffats,"  of  small  size,  whose  chestnut  timbers  are  well 
preserved.  Near  by  used  to  stand  a  curry  shop,  bark  shed,  bark 
mill,  and  a  second  curry  shop  which  served  sometimes  for  a 
dwelling.  This  last  has  been  converted  into  a  house  known  as 
"  Glen  Cottage."  The  main  part  of  the  old  Jedediah^  house  is 
about  20  X  40  feet,  falling  ofi"  to  a  leanto  on  the  side,  which  was 
built  in  1718  or  thereabouts.  It  has  been  removed  to  No.  36  School 
Street.  An  ell  had  been  removed  to  an  adjoining  lot  a  short  time 
before  we  saw  the  house.  ^ 

Samuel  Brigham  lies  buried  in  the  Old  Cemetery  in  the  rear  of 
the  Academy  in  Marlboro,  the  only  one  of  the  second  generation 
of  Brighams  whose  grave  is  marked.  The  headstone  is  rather 
ornate.  Undoubtedly  Thomas^  and  his  mother  also  lie  in  this  ceme- 
tery, but  the  places  are  unknown.  SamueP  died  intestate.  The 
widow  and  eldest  son,  Samuel®,  were  appointed  administrators 
of  the  estate,  and  John^  Brigham  appears  on  their  bond.  She  was 
made  guardian  of  the  younger  children.  The  inventory  made  soon 
after  his  death  amounted  to  £1263  8s.  At  this  time  the  land  was 
estimated  at  £800.  On  12  March,  1719-20  a  Commission,  ap- 
pointed by  the  Judge  of  Probate,  rendered  their  statement.  These 
gentlemen  were,  John  Maynard,  a  son-in-law,  Caleb  Rice,  Nathan 
Brigham  and  William  and  Nahum  Ward,  the  last  three  being 
nephews  of  the  deceased  Capt.  Brigham.  They  valued  the  estate 
at  £2191,  4s.  They  set  oif  to  the  widow  in  right  of  dower  half 
the    dwelling    house    and    about    237    acres    of    land.      The    whole 


82       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

valued  at  =£730  8s.  Samuel,  the  eldest  son,  received  the  other 
half  of  the  dwelling  house  and  136  acres  of  land  besides  "  Rock 
Island,  the  Cedar  Swamp  and  the  Rights,"  the  whole  consisting 
of  "  Land,  Improvements  and  Buildings,"  valued  at  ,£603  19s. 
He  was  to  pay  Jotham,  his  brother,  ,£132  l6s. ;  the  same  to  Lydia, 
the  third  daughter;  to  Hepsibah,  .£36  4s.,  and  to  Persis,  the 
fourth  daughter,  £36  lis.  Jedediah,  the  second  son,  received 
258  acres  of  land,  valued  at  .£230,  he  paying  to  Hepsibah  .£37,  3s, 
and  to  Persis,  ,£60  Is.  Timothy,  the  fourth  son,  received  65 
acres  of  land  and  some  meadow  and  other  lots  valued  at  £173  17s., 
he  paying  to  Hepsibah,  .£41  Is.  Charles,  the  fifth  son,  had  87f 
acres  of  the  first  division  of  the  land  and  some  meadow  and  swamp 
valued  at  £142  6s.  8d.,  he  to  pay  Hepsibah,  £9  10s.  8d.  Antipas 
received  104  acres,  and  certain  Rights,  he  paying  Hepsibah,  £8 
I7s.  4d.  Elizabeth,  the  eldest  daughter,  received  a  little  more  than 
59  acres  of  land  valued  at  £l69,  she  to  pay  Persis,  £36  4s.  As 
will  be  seen  by  the  foregoing,  Samuel"  was  a  large  landowner 
and  it  is  evident  that  he  was  a  character  of  great  weight  in  the 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

1  Elizabeth',  b.  24  March,  1685;    m.  16  Oct.,  1711,  Samuel  Robinson, 
ii  Hepsibah,  b.  25  Jan.,  1686;    m.   1719,  John,  son  of  John,  Jr.,  and 
Lydia  (Ward)  Maynard. 

16  iii  Samuel,  b.  25  Jan.,  1689. 

17  iv  Lydia,  b.  6  March,  1691. 

18  V  Jedediah,  b.  8  June,   1693. 

19  vi  Jotham,  b.   23   Dec,   1695. 

20  vii  Timothy,  b.  10  Oct.,  1698. 

21  viii  Charles,  b.  30  Dec,  1700. 

ix  Persis,  b.  10  July,  1703;    m.  22  Nov.,  1721,  Edward  Baker,  Jr.,  b. 

Lynn,   Mass.,    16   July,   1696,   a    first   settler   of   Westboro,   Mass.; 

had  10  children,  of  whom  we  have  a  record  of  one.     Ch.   (Baker) : 

1  Somiuel*,  b.  Westboro,  27  Aug.,  1722;    he  moved  to  Berlin,  Mass., 

where  he  had  a  family;    was  Judge  of  the  Court  of  Common 

Pleas,   1775-1795;    Councillor  and  Senator;    built  a  stone  house 

in  Berlin,  which  is  still  standing;    the  most  prominent  man  in 

the  town  history;    was  at  the  battle  of  Lexington.     A  cut  of 

his  house  is  in  the  Hist,  of  Berlin,  p.  269. 

X  Antipas,  b.  16  Oct.,  1706;    d.  Grafton,  Mass.,  23  April,  1746.     Less 

distinguished    than    his    brothers;     left    a   house    and    a    farm    of 

260  acres  in  Grafton.     Lieut.  Nathan  Brigham  of  Southboro  was 

one  of  the  appraisers  of  his  estate,  on  which  his   brother  Samuel 

of  Marlboro  administered,  7  June,  1747. 



7  CAPT.  NATHAN^  son  of  Thomas"  and  Mary  (Rice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  17  June,  1671;  died  there 
16  Feb.,  1746-7;  married  (1)  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Isaac 
and  Frances  (Woods)  Howe  (not,  probably,  the  daughter  of  Abra- 
ham and  Hannah  [Ward]  Howe,  as  stated  in  Marlboro  History)  jjjxj^^' 
of  Marlboro;  born  17  Jan.,  1673;  found  dead,  kneeling  by  a  y\ 
chair  in  her  home,  29  March,  1733;  married  (2)  Mehitable  (Gould)  ^^ 
widow  of  Jonas  Eaton  of  Charlestown,  Mass.  (See  Wyman's 
Charlestown  Genealogies  and  Estates,  pp.  130,  317). 

Morse  states  that  he  settled  on  a  part  of  the  Thomas-  homestead, 
his  house  being  a  garrison  house  in  Queen  Anne's  War.  He  was 
a  weaver.  He  inherited  the  town-right  of  his  father  and  drew 
shares  of  the  public  land  in  this  right.  He  held  town  oflSces  and 
was  7  years  a  selectman  and  for  the  last  time  in  1738;  was  rep- 
representative  in  1726  and  '30.  April  5,  1733,  he  made  his  will,  giv- 
ing his  son  Thomas  100  acres  where  he  then  resided,  a  house,  6 
acres  of  meadow  in  Marlboro  and  70  acres  in  Sutton;  also  a  16 
acre  town-right,  originally  John  Rediet  Jr.'s.  His  wife,  Me- 
hitable, received  <£20  for  a  mourning  suit,  and  Ephraim,  who  had 
the  homestead,  was  to  support  her  and  pay  her  funeral  expenses. 
March    26,    1746-7,   the   heirs    signed   an   agreement   dividing   his 


Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 
32       1  Nathan*,  b.  28  Nov.,  1693. 

23  ii  Thomas,  b.  22  Feb.,  1695. 
iii  Tabitha,  b.  20  Aug.,  1698;    d.  unm.  6  Feb.,  1730-1. 

24  iv  Elizabeth,  b.  4  Jan.,  1699-1700. 

25  v  Sarah,  b.  14  Dec,  1701. 

26  vi  Zipporah,  b.  14  Sept.,  1704. 

27  vii  Hannah,  b.  9  March,  1706, 

28  viii  Ephraim,  b.  20  Jan.,  1707-8. 

8  JONATHAN^,  "ENSIGN,"  son  of  Thomas'  and  Mary 
(Rice)  Brigham;  born  22  Feb.,  1675,  in  Marlboro,  Mass.;  died 
there,  4  Jan.,  1768,  ae.  93;  married  26  March,  1696,  his  cousin, 
Mary,  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  Fay  (2);  born  in  1675;  died 
9  Nov.,  1781. 

He  settled  on  a  part  of  the  Thomas^  homestead  in  Marlboro, 
where  he  was  tythingman,  1704;  constable,  1714;  moderator,  1715, 
and  selectman  in  1719,  '22  and  '32.  He  was  commonly  called 
the  "  Indian  Warrior."     One  day  while  chopping  in  the  woods  he 


86      THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

saw  a  savage  preparing  to  take  aim  at  him;  he  seized  his  own 
musket,  stepped  forward  in  full  view,  exclaiming  as  he  did  so, 
"  Shoot  straight,  you  dog."  Both  fired  at  the  same  moment,  when 
the  Indian  dropped  his  gun,  and  giving  a  tremendous  whoop, 
bounded  high  into  the  air  and  fell  dead.  His  bullet  passed  close 
to  the  ear  of  Jonathan,  who  escaped  unhurt. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

29  i  KeziahS  b.  1697. 

30  11  Zerviah,  b.  9  Oct.,  1698. 

Ill  Marj,  b.  27  Oct.,  1701;    and  no  further  reported. 

31  Iv  Ruth,  b.  30  April,  1704. 

V  Thankful,  b.  4  Feb.,  1705-6;    d.  23  Sept.,  1706. 

32  vl  Jonathan,  b.  14  March,  1707. 

vli  Thankful,  b.  21  April,  1709;    d.  at  Southboro,  9  March,  1796;    unm. 

33  viil  Jesse,  b.  10  July,  1710. 

34  ix  Joel,  b.  2  Oct.,  1714. 

35  X  James,  b.  2  Oct.,  1717. 

9  DAVID^,  son  of  Thomas^  and  Mary  (Rice)  Brigham;  born 
in    Marlboro,    Mass.,    12    April,    1678;   died   in   Westboro,    Mass., 

26    June,    1750;    married    (1)    Deborah    ,    who    died    11 

Oct.,  1708;  married  (2)  21  Aug.,  1709,  widow  Mary  (Leonard) 
Newton,  who  died  1  Dec,  1741  (see  Rice  Family);  married  (3) 
,  who  survived  him. 

Morse  says  that  he  was  surveyor  in  Marlboro,  1711,  but  on  the 
division  of  the  town  in  1717,  was  thrown  into  Westboro,  where  he 
held  town  offices,  7  years  as  sealer  of  leather,  and  6  years  as 
selectman.  As  one  of  the  privileged  class,  he  was,  by  the  vote  of  the 
town,  allowed  a  pew  in  the  meetinghouse.  He  settled  on  a  wild 
tract  of  about  500  acres,  including  the  present  Hospital  Grounds 
and  several  adjacent  farms  in  Westboro  and  Northboro,  and 
built  his  house  about  60  rods  east  of  the  present  Insane 
Asylum.  His  house  was  burnt,*  during  his  old  age,  with  much 
of  its  contents.  June  14,  1748,  he  made  his  wiU,  ratifying 
deeds  of  farms  and  land  which  he  had  previously  given  to  his 
children,  and  giving  his  wife  room  in  his  house  and  the  use  of 
all  in-door  movables  which,  after  her  decease,  were  to  be  equally 
divided  among  his  children  and  his  son-in-law,  Edward  Newton; 
but  such  as  Jonas  had  supplied  since  the  burning  of  the  house 
were,  on  the  strength  of  his  word,  to  be  first  surrendered  to  him. 
To  Jonas,  who  had  already  given  security  to  provide  for  his  step- 

•  "  Oct.  i6,  1737 N.B.  The  Congregation  disturbed  P.M.  by  ye  burn- 
ing of  Mr.  David  Brigham's  House,  but  when  the  people  gathered  in  again,  and  were 
composed,  I  went  on  with  ye  rest  of  my  sermon.  A  very  sorrowful  Providence!  a 
g^eat  Loss!  but  I  trust  ym  and  all  of  us  to  profit  by  it,  yt  our  hearts  may  be  taken 
off   from   temporal   transitory   Enjoyments." 

"18   Oct.,    1737 Proceeded   to   Mr.    Brigham's   to    see    their   Desolations. 

A   Sorrowful   Sight!      I   desire   heartily   to  sympathise." 

"19  Oct.,  1737.  Mr.  Brigham's  son  David  fetched  away  divers  things  which  we 
lent  ym  in  yeir  necessity." 

"11  Nov.  1737.  My  oxen  were  at  work  for  Mr.  David  Brigham's  to  cart  stones 
for  ye  chimneys."      {Parkman  Diary.) 


mother,  he  gave  a  14  acre  town-right,  a  part  of  the  right  purchased 
by  his  father  of  Rice;  also  all  his  stock  and  tools  for  carpentry 
and  husbandry,  making  some  reservations  for  his  daughter  Deborah. 
He  gave  his  apparel  to  be  equally  divided  among  his  5  sons. 
Jonas  was  to  pay  the  funeral  charges  of  his  parents,  and  be  the 
executor  of  the  will.  This  trust  he  so  far  perforKied  as  to  obtain 
the  receipts  of  the  heirs,  29  June,  1750,  3  days  after  the  death 
of  their  father,  but  his  will  was  not  proved  until  22  Aug.,  ensuing. 

Children   (by  first  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

36  i  John*,  b.  22  April,  1704. 

ii  David,  b.  30  Sept.,  1708;    d.  s.  p.,  29  Nov.,  1741,  2  days  before  his 
Children  by  second  wife: 

37  iii  Silas,  b.  9  Aug.,  1710. 

iv  Jemima,    b.    24    Aug.,    1712;     m.    Edward    Newton;     perhaps    his 

second  wife. 
v  Deborah,  b.  17  Sept.,  1714;    m.  14  Nov.,  1752,  Francis  Harrington 
of  Worcester,  Mass.     Ch.  (Harrington),  b.  W.: 

1  Mary\  b.  16  Dec,  1753;    m.  13  Feb.,  1777,  Jonathan  Stone,  Jr., 
of  Worcester;    no  ch.  recorded  at  Worcester. 

2  Prudence,  b.  20  April,  1755;    m.  6  July,  1780,  Josiah  Perry  of 
Worcester;    ch.  (Perry): 

i  Josiah';    ii   Mindwell;    iii   Nathan;    iv   Sophia;    v  William. 

3  William,  h.  18  Nov.,  1756;    m.  29  May,  1781,  Mary  Perry;    no 
ch.  recorded  at  Worcester. 

38  vi  Levi,  b.  21  Aug.,  1716. 

39  vii  Jonas,  b.  25  Feb.,  1718.  ,  ," ' 

40  viii  Asa,  b.  2  Dec,  1721. 

10  GERSHOM^  son  of  Thomas-  and  Mary  (Rice)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  23  Feb.,  1680;  died  there,  3  Jan.,  1748-9; 
married  18  May,  1703,  Mehitabel,  daughter  of  Joseph  and  Expe- 
rience (Wheelock)  Warren,  born  in  1684.  (This  Joseph  Warren 
was  an  early  settler  of  Medfield  and  his  wife's  father,  Ralph 
Wheelock,  was  the  foimder  of  the  town.  The  latter  held  the 
degree  of  A.  M.  from  Clare  College,  Cambridge,  Eng.  His  house 
was  burned  in  King  Philip's  War.) 

Gershom  settled  on  the  homestead  of  his  father  in  Marlboro, 
and  was  surveyor  for  the  west  end  of  the  town,  1710;  tythingman, 
1716;  constable,  1721;  one  of  a  committee  to  "seat  the  meeting," 
1727;  selectman,  1733.  It  is  probably  a  mistake  that  Morse  calls 
him  "  Doctor." 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

41  i  Marthas  b.  6  Oct.,  1704. 

42  ii  Joseph,  b.  21  Apr.,  1706. 

iii  Abigail,  b.  25  Nov.,  1708;    m.  25  March,  1729,  John  Snow  of  Marl- 
boro;   they  probably  moved  away.     Ch.   (Snow),  b.  Marlboro: 
1  John',  b.  25  Nov.,  1729. 

43  iv  Gershom,  b.  4  Nov.,  1712. 

44  V  Benjamin,  b.  19  Feb.,  1714-15. 

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11  ELNATHAN^  son  of  Thomas-  and  Mary  (Rice)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  7  March,  1683;  died  in  Mansfield  or 
Coventry,  Conn.,  10  April,  1758;  married  in  1705,  Bethiah,  daughter 
of  William  and  Hannah  (Brigham)  Ward.  Bethiah  died  in  Coven- 
try, Conn.,  15  April,  1765,  ae.  82.  He  drew  17  acres  in  his  father's 
right;  was  surveyor  in   1715;  removed  to  Mansfield,  Conn.,   1717. 

Children,  the  six  elder  born  in  Marlboro,  the  two  younger  in  Mansfield. 
i  Uriah^  b.  30  April,  1706;    d.  9  July,  1710,  in  Marlboro, 
ii  Jerusha,    m.    1739,    Benjamin    Robinson    of    Windham,    Conn.;    had 

2  sons   and  3  daus. 
iii  Priscilla,   b.   3   April,   1709;     m.   2   Jan.,    1726,   Matthias   Marsh   of 
Coventry,  Conn.     Ch.    (Marsh),  b.  Coventry: 

1  Elizabeth',  h.  1  Oct.,  1727. 

2  Matthias,  b.  28  Dec,  1729. 

3  William,  b.  10  Jan.,  1738. 

4  Bethiafi,   b.    2    Nov.,    1743. 

iv  Levinah    (Morse   says    "Dinah"),    b.    31    Aug.,    1711;     d.    s.    p.,    8 
March,  1749;    m.  16  Dec,  1729,  John  Fay,  son  of  2;    b.  in  Marlboro, 
30  Nov.,  1669;    d.  5  Jan.,   1747;    he  m.    (1)    EHzabeth   Wellington, 
by  whom  a  large  family. 
V  Prudence,  b.  28  Jan.,  1715;    d.  3  Feb.,  1715,  in  Marlboro. 

45  vi  Elnathan,  b.  7  April,  1716. 

46  vli  Paul. 

47  viil  Uriah,  b.  about  1723. 

12  SARAH^,  daughter  of  Dr.  John-  and  Sarah  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  27  March,  1674;  married  Samuel,  son  of 
Samuel  Goodenow  (who  was  the  son  of  Samuel,  who  was  son  of 
Thomas,  a  petitioner  from  Marlboro)  ;  born  in  Marlboro,  30  Nov., 
1675;  died  12  May,  1716.  The  elder  Samuel  had  a  garrison  house 
in  1711,  in  the  present  town  of  Northboro;  it  was  his  daughter 
who  met  with  the  tragic  death,  by  the  Indians. 

Children   (Ooodenow),  born  in  Marlboro: 

1  Davids  b.  26  Feb.,  1704;    m.  29  Dec,  1746,  Martha  Bannister.    Ch.: 
1  Sybil';     2   Lovina;     3   John;     4   Stephen;     5   Adina;     6   Mary; 
7  Martha;    8  Calvin;    9  Ebenezer. 
ii  Jonathan,   b.    16  July,   1706;     d.   25   Dec,   1803,   in  Westboro;     m. 
20  Feb.,  1727,  Lydia  Rice,  who  d.  4  Dec,  1747.    Ch.: 
1  Lydia';   2  Mary;    3  Jonathan;   4  Levi;    5  Ebenezer;    6  Surviah; 
7  Tabitha;    8  Submit. 
iii  Thomas,  b.  18  May,  1709;    m.  7  Apr.,  1734,  Persis,  dau.  of  Edward 

Rice  of  Marlboro  and  sister  of  Lydia  supra. 
iv  Mary,  b.  5  April,   1712;    m.   6  Jan.,  1731,  Beriah   Rice,  a  loyalist, 
who  moved  to  Nova  Scotia. 

13  MARY^,  daughter  of  Dr.  John^  and  Sarah  Brigham;  born 
in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  6  May,  1678;  married  Gershom,  son  of  John 
and  Mary  (Brigham)  Fay;  born  in  Marlboro,  19  Oct.,  1681;  died 
24  Nov.,  1720.     He  was  a  first  settler  of  Northboro. 


On  the  18th  of  August,  1707,  as  Mrs.  Fay  and  Miss  Mary, 
daughter  of  Samuel  Goodenow,  Sr.,  were  gathering  herbs  near 
the  Goodenow  Garrison  House  (situated  near  the  stream  known 
as  Stirrup  Brook,  on  the  "great"  road),  a  party  of  20  or  more 
Indians  issued  from  the  woods  and  came  towards  the  two  women, 
who  immediately  ran  for  the  fort.  Miss  Goodenow  was  lame  and 
was  soon  captured,  dragged  across  the  brook  to  a  wood  on  the 
hillside,  killed  and  scalped  and  there  her  mangled  remains  were 
afterward  buried.  Mrs.  Fay  reached  the  fort  and  succeeded  in 
closing  the  gate  before  the  Indians  could  capture  her.  There 
was  one  man  in  the  garrison,  the  rest  being  at  work  in  the  fields. 
The  savages  tried  to  break  through  the  inclosure,  but  the  man  in 
the  fort  fired  all  the  muskets  in  the  place  as  fast  as  Mrs.  Fay 
could  load  and  hand  them  to  him,  and  was  thus  able  to  repel  the 
Indians  until  the  men  outside,  hearing  the  report  of  the  muskets, 
came  to  their  relief.  Mrs.  Fay's  heroism  saved  her  two  children's 

Children   (Fay),  born  in  Marlboro: 

1  GershomS  b.   17   Sept.,   1703;    m.   Hannah  . 

ii  Mary,  b.  10  July,  1705;    m.  George  Smith, 
ill  Susanna,  b.  18  Nov.,  1707;    subject  to  constant  nervous  trembling, 

believed   to   have   been   caused    from   her   mother's    fright   over   the 

Indians  before  her  birth. 
iv  Sarah,  b.  2  Oct.,  1710;    m.  Timothy  BiUings. 

V  Silas,  b.  12  Aug.,  1713;    m.  Hannah  . 

vi  Timothy,  b.  26  June,  1716;    m.   1738,  Lydia  Tomblin;     res.  North- 

vii  Paul,  b.  Aug.,   1719;    d.  28  March,   1790;    m.   1752,  Rebecca   Rice, 

who  d.  26  Jan.,  1807,  ae.  75.     Ch.: 

1  Nahum\  b.  27  July,  1757;    m.  Lucy  Warren. 

2  Asa,  b.  19  Sept.,  1761;    m.  widow  Grace  Mahan. 

3  Persis,  b.  11  Dec,  1768;   m.  Col.  William  Eager. 

14  JOHN^,  son  of  Dr.  John^  and  Sarah  Brigham;  born  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  Nov.,  1680;  died,  probably  in  Sudbury,  16  Sept., 
1729;    married  Martha  ,  who  died  13  Nov.,  1734. 

Morse  tells  us  that  John  probably  inherited  the  homestead  of 
his  father  in  Sudbury,  and  as  his  executor,  30  Dec,  1728,  ex- 
hibited to  the  Registry  of  Probate  for  Middlesex  County  an  inven- 
tory of  his  estate  amounting  to  £203.16.9,  but  died  before 
proceeding  further,  leaving  his  wife  Martha  to  complete  the  set- 
tlement, and  also  to  administer  upon  his  own  estate.  This  she 
undertook,  but,  in  her  turn,  died  before  completing  either  and 
was  succeeded  by  her  daughter  Hannah,  ae.  21,  who  accomplished 
the  undertaking,  paying  out  of  her  grandfather.  Dr.  John's  estate, 
£74.18.1  to  each  of  her  aunts,  Goodenow,  Fay,  and  Ward,  and 
to    her    aunt    Perry    £57.1.4,    and    a    bequest    to    Jeptha    Perry; 

90      THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

and  to  her  uncle  Samuel,  his  father's  oxen.  His  real  estate  is 
presumed  to  have  been  conveyed  mostly  to  his  sons  during  his 
lifetime.  The  inventory  of  John  Jr.'s  estate,  presented  by  his 
widow,  8  March,  1730,  amounted  to  £487.5.3.  At  his  death  he  was 
one  of  the  selectmen  of  Sudbury. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

i  Hannah*,  b.  4  Feb.,   1712-13;    not  reported   after  1734;    probably 
d.  unm. 

48  11  Samuel,  b.  27  April,  1716. 

49  iii  Sarah,  b.  29  March,   1718. 

iv  *John,   b.    1    April,    1720;     m.    12    March,    1750,    Abigail    Johnson; 
probably    went    to    Willington,    Conn.,    "  6    Nov.,    1763,"    according 
to  "dismissal"  from  Sudbury  church;    no  ch.  recorded  at  Willing- 
ton.     Ch.,  b.  Sudbury: 
1  Abigail,  b.  5  Dec,  1751. 

V  Phebe,  b.  5  Oct.,  1721;    m.  Hubbard. 

vi  Abigail,  b.  31  Dec,  1723;    m.  Prescott. 

Morse  states  that  these  children,  except  the  eldest,  having  been  left  in 
their  minority,  Samuel  chose  David  Haynes  for  his  guardian,  but  Sarah, 
Phebe  and  Abigail,  10  Feb.,  1734,  were  placed  under  the  guardianship 
of  John  Green  until  3  April,  1738,  when  Sarah,  having  married  Samuel 
Brown,  her  sisters  chose  him  for  their  guardian,  and  probably  removed 
with  them  to  Rutland.  Brown  received  his  discharge  in  Middlesex  County, 
24  June,  1745,  with  the  receipts  of  Phebe  Hubbard  and  Abigail  Prescott. 

15  THOMAS^,  son  of  Dr.  John^  and  Sarah  Brigham;  born  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  6  May,  1687;  married  24  Dec,  1724,  Elizabeth 
Bowker.  He  settled  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  but  probably  removed  to 
Rutland,  Mass. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

50  i  John^  b.  14  Sept.,  1726. 

ii  Sarah,  b.   10   March,   1735;     m.   13  March,   1765,   Reuben  Willis  of 
Sudbury.     Ch.    (Willis),  b.   Sudbury: 

1  Asa^,  b.  2  Sept.,  1765. 

2  Sarah,  b.  24  April,  1768. 

3  Mary,  b.  11  Oct.,  1770. 

4  ^«a,  b.  17  Feb.,  1773. 

5  Eunice,  b.  28  July,  1775. 

6  Reuben,  b.  5  Jan.,  1779. 

7  Joel,  h.  17  Aug.,  1781. 

51  iii  Abijah,  b.  26  Aug.,  1737. 

16  CAPT.  SAMUEL%  son  of  Capt.  SamueP  and  Elizabeth 
(Howe)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  25  Jan.,  1689;  died 
in  Grafton,  Mass.,  1  Sept.,  1771;  married  23  Aug.,  1716,  Abigail 
Moore,  who  died  20  Nov.,  1731,  se.  35.  Curiously,  both  Morse  and 
Hudson,  in  their  respective  histories,  say  that  Samuel,  son  of  Dr. 

*  Colonial  War  Record:  On  alarm  list,   2d  Sudbury  Co.,   Capt.  Josiah  Richardson, 


John  Brigham,  also  married  Abigail  Moore  on  the  foregoing  date,, 
besides  giving  the  marriage  as  here  entered. 

Morse  says  in  part:  In  Dec,  1727,  leave  was  granted  by  the 
General  Court  to  him  and  39  others  (among  them  Charles  and 
Nathan  Sr.  of  Marlboro)  to  purchase  Grafton  of  the  Indians, 
under  restrictions  and  conditions  which  seem  to  have  been  strictly 
observed.  Samuel  settled  in  the  south  part  of  Marlboro  and 
served  her  in  all  the  offices  in  her  gift,  particularly  as  moderator 
of  meetings,  assessor,  1739,  '40,  town  treasurer  (not  named  by 
Hudson),  town  clerk,  1754,  1755,  selectman,  1741,  '42,  '44,  '46, 
'48,  '49,  '54;  in  1716,  one  of  a  committee  "to  seat  the  meeting." 
1747-49  he  administered  upon  the  estate  of  his  brother  Antipas. 
Samuel  left  a  large  estate;    settled  without  an  administrator. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

1  Samuels  b.  13  June,  1717;    d.  14  June,  1717. 

ii  SybiUah,   b.    15   Oct.,   1718;     d.   27   Sept.,   1807;    m.    173(i,   Elea«r 
Goddard,  a  farmer  of  Framingham  and  Athol,  Mass.,  who  d.   18 
Nov.,  1762.* 
ill  Mary,  b.  13  April,  1720.  ^ 

iv  Abigail,  b.  10  Dec,  1721;    d.  27  Sept.,  1755. 

52  V  Samuel,  b.  3  March,  1723. 

vi  Phineas,  b.  18  Dec,  1725;    d.  23  Aug.,  1736. 

53  vii  Uriah,  b.   10   Sept.,   1727. 

54  viii  George,  b.  17  March,  1730. 

17  LYDIA^,  daughter  of  Capt.  SamueP  and  Elizabeth  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  6  March,  I69I ;  married,  5  April, 
1711,*  Jonathan,  son  of  Thomas  and  Sarah  (Hosmer)  Howe; 
(his  grandfather  John  Howe  was  one  of  the  petitioners  from 
Marlboro  of  1657)  ;  he  died  in  Marlboro,  22  June,  1738,  ae.  51. 

Children  (Howe),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Timothy^,  b.  24  May,  1712;    d.  15  Oct.,  1740. 
ii  Prudence,  b.  3  Nov.,  1714;    m.  Isaac  Howe  of  Leicester,  Mass. 

iii  Bezaleel,   b.    19   June,   1717;     m.   Anna  ,   who   d.   28   June, 

1773.     Ch.: 
1  Susanna^;   2  Timothy;    3  Edith;    4  Darius;    5  Bezaleel. 

iv  Charles,  b.  30  April,  1720;    m.  Lydia .     Ch.: 

1  Theodore^;    2  Calvin. 
V  EUakim,    b.    17    Jan.,    1723;     m.    15    Dec,    1747,    Rebecca    Howe; 
moved  to  Henniker,  N.  H.     Ch.: 
1  Otis^;    2  Tilly;    3  Rhene;    4  Anna;    5  Molly;    6  Jonathan. 
vi  Lucy,  b.  20  March,  1726. 
vii  Lydia,  b.  12  April,  1729;    d.  y. 
viii  Mary,  b.   12  Aug.,  1730;    d.  y. 

ix  Lydia,  b.  29  June,   1732;    m.  21   Sept.,   1752,  Timothy  Goodenow. 

•  Genealogies  of   Watertown,   p.   256. 

•  There  is  a  mistake  in  the  History  of  Marlboro  in  regard  to  the  month  of  this 
marriage;  three  different  dates  are  there  given,  and  Morse  gives  another.  The  mar- 
riage was  in  either  May  or  April. 

92       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

18  LIEUT.  JEDEDIAH^  son  of  Capt.  Samuel-  and  Elizabeth 
(Howe)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  8  June,  1693;  died  21 
May,  1763;  married  18  May,  1720,  Bethiah,  daughter  of  Joseph  and 
Dorothy  (Martin)  Howe,  born  7  March,  1695;  died  23  June,  1756. 

Morse  tells  us  that  Jedediah  inherited  the  tannery  and  seems 
to  have  settled  at  the  homestead.  He  served  in  many  minor  town- 
offices  and  particularly  in  those  of  selectman  (1741,  '43,  '47  and 
'52),  sealer  of  leather,  etc.  In  1746  he  was  chosen  to  a  seat  at 
the  Concord  Court  as  petit  juryman.  He  owned  lands  at  Prince- 
ton, Bolton,  Lancaster  and  Marlboro.  Dec.  21,  1762.  "  being  in- 
firm in  body  and  mind,"  he  made  his  will,  bestowing  his  estate 
upon  his  children.  To  Winslow  he  left  the  homestead  and  tannery, 
half  a  mile  east  of  Spring  Hill,  on  the  road  from  Marlboro  to 
Boston,  and  made  him  his  sole  executor.  The  will  was  proved 
13  June,  1763. 

Children,  horn  in  Marlboro: 

55  1  Dorothy*,  b.  2  March,  1721. 

56  11  Solomon,  b.  25  May,  1723. 

57  HI  Francis,  b.   13  Aug.,   1725. 

58  iv  Lucy,  b.  15  May,  1727. 

V  Bethiah,  b.  31  March,  1729;    d.  7  Oct.,  1745. 

59  vl  Stephen,  b.  2  Nov.  or  11  Feb.,  1731  or  1732. 

vii  Abner,  b.  1734;    d.  Princeton,  Mass.;    unm.,  1821,  ae.  87, 

60  viii  Winslow,  b.  30  Aug.,  1736. 

19  JOTHAM^  son  of  Capt.  SamueP  and  Elizabeth  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  23  Dec,  1695;  died  23  Nov., 
1759;  married  Abigail  '"i'  ■'  ■' — y—,  who  died  as  his  widow,  24  March, 
1768.  He  settled  in  Marlboro  and  served  often  as  surveyor;  1734 
was  constable;    1738  petit  juryman;    1745  on  the  school-committee. 

Children,  bom  in  Marlboro: 

61  1  Bettys  b.   15  Nov.,   1719. 

62  11  Abraham,  b.  25  Feb.,  1720-1. 

lil  Edmund,   b.    15    Nov.,   1724;     he   was   In   the   Colonial   Wars   under 

Capt.  Timothy  Brigham. 
Iv  Oliver,  b.  4  Sept.,  1727;    m.  9  Aug.,  1757,  Sherah,  dau.  of  Jonathan 

Johnson  of  Marlboro;    b.  5  March,  1736;    he  moved  to  Petersham, 

Mass.,  where  selectman  1769. 

63  V  Asa,   b.    1    Nov.,    1729. 
vi  Persis,  b.  2  Jan.,  1734. 

vli  Abigail,  b.  9  July,  1737;    d.  11  Sept.,  1740. 

64  vlli  Antlpas,  b.  25  May,  1740. 

65  Ix  Abigail,  b.  22  April,  1745. 

20  COL.  TIMOTHY^  son  of  Capt.  SamueP  and  Elizabeth 
(Howe)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  10  Oct.,  1698;  died 
in  Southboro,  Mass.,  1  Oct.,  1775;  married  (1)  Martha,  daughter 
of  Jonathan  and  Mary    (Kerley)   Johnson;    born  in  Marlboro,  26 


Jan.,  1701;  died  23  Sept.,  1757;  married  (2)  12  April,  1759, 
Mrs.  Sarah,  daughter  of  Rev.  Mr.  Prentice  of  Lancaster,  Mass., 
and  widow  of  Dr.  Joshua  Smith,  who  died  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass., 
1756.     (She  had  5  sons  and  1  daiighter  by  first  m.) 

Col.  Timothy  was  a  soldier,  a  patriot  and  a  very  distinguished 
citizen,  and  was  in  the  Colonial  Wars.  A  leader  in  the  movement 
to  set  off  Southboro  from  Marlboro,  the  first  town-meeting  of 
Southboro  was  held  at  his  house,  14  Aug.,  1727.  He  was  often 
moderator  of  town-meetings;  24  years  town  treasurer  of  South- 
boro; selectman  for  the  same  number  of  years;  conspicuous  in 
all  municipal  affairs;  Representative,  1753,  1756  and  1769,  and 
among  the  first  to  take  a  stand  with  the  colonies  in  the  Revolution- 
ary struggle;  he  was  first  on  a  committee  of  rights  who  reported 
a  series  of  spirited  resolutions  in  1773;  he  died  during  the  siege 
of  Boston.  He  often  acted  as  guardian  to  minors,  and  on  13 
June,  1746,  Jonathan  Fay,  son  of  John,  receipted  for  such  service. 
His  will  made  4  May,  1774,  gave  his  wife  Sarah  half  of  his 
personal  property  and  the  improvement  of  one  third  of  his  real 
estate;  to  her  son,  Joshua  Smith,  he  gave  the  other  half  of  his 
personal  property  and  the  improvement,  for  seven  years,  of  two 
thirds  of  his  real  estate.  After  the  death  of  his  widow,  and  seven 
years  after  his  own  decease,  he  gave  all  his  real  estate  to  his 
nephew,  George  Brigham,  son  of  his  brother  Samuel.  To  his 
brother  Charles  he  gave  his  best  hat  and  wig  and  whatever  might 
be  due  from  him  to  his  estate;  also  Flavel's  works,  the  Exposition 
of  Genesis  and  Exodus,  and  Dr.  Coleman's  work  on  the  Parable 
of  the  Ten  Virgins.  George  Brigham  was  to  pay  his  brother 
Uriah  <£40,  in  instalments,  and  £40  to  Timothy  Smith,  son  of 
Joshua,  when  he  was  twenty-one  years  old.  To  Baxter  How, 
whom  he  brought  up,  he  bequeathed  a  cow  and  a  debt  which  he 
would  owe  the  estate.  He  made  his  wife  Sarah,  and  Joshua  Smith, 
his  brother  Charles,  and  nephew  George  Brigham  his  executors. 
The  will  was  proved  7  Nov.,  1775.  Col.  Timothy  had  no  children. 
He  was  Capt.  and  Col.  in  1757,  from  Southboro.  See  Mass. 

21  *CHARLES^  son  of  Capt.  SamueP  and  Elizabeth  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  30  Dec,  1700;  died  in  Graf- 
ton, Mass.,  17  March,  1781;  married  Mary  Peters  of  Newport, 
E.  I.,  who  was  born  1716,  and  died  19  Feb.,  1797. 

Charles  settled  in  Grafton  after  having  disposed  of  his  lands 
in  Marlboro,  and  he  became,  in  1727,  one  of  the  40  proprietors 
under  the  sanction  of  the  General  Court.     Was  one  of  the  ablest 

*  Colonial   War  Record:      (Probably   in    1725)    "  Centinel  "   3   weeks  and    i    day   in 
Capt.   Nathan  Brigham's  Troop  of  Horse.     25  March,    1757,  with   Capt.   Sam.  Warren. 

94.       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

and  most  distinguished  of  the  citizens  of  Grafton,  held  the  most 
important  town  offices  and  was  her  Representative  to  the  General 
Court.  He  was  appointed  by  the  Royal  Governor,  a  magistrate, 
an  office  of  very  great  dignity,  in  his  day,  and  one  that  was 
sparingly  bestowed.  He  settled  upon  Brigham  Hill,  on  a  rich 
tract  of  land,  which  was  afterward  the  country  residence  of  his 
descendant,  the  late  William  Brigham  of  Boston. 

Children,  born  in  Orafton: 

i  Charles*,  b.  29  Oct.,  1732;    d.  21  Jan.,  1755,  unm. 

11  Daniel,  b.  28  April,  1735;  d.  about  1759;  *  was  a  soldier  at  CrowF« 
Point  at  time  of  decease.  Daniel  was  drafted  Into  the  army  for 
the  war  of  1*758.  Just  before  leaving  home,  as  he  was  passing 
up  the  road  late  one  afternoon  for  the  cattle,  he  was  startled  to 
see  before  him  a  man  wrapped  in  an  Indian  blanket.  He  recognized 
the  face  and  figure  of  the  man  as  his  own.  It  disappeared.  His 
brother  also  saw  the  figure.  He  went  to  the  war  with  the  convic- 
tion that  he  would  not  return.  He  fell  ill  at  Crown  Point  and  when 
near  the  point  of  death  an  Englishman  found  him  attended  by  a 
friendly  Indian  wrapped  in  an  Indian  blanket,  and  brought  back 
the  account  to  Grafton.  The  place  where  the  apparition  was  seen 
is  not  far  beyond  the  Brigham  homestead  in  Grafton  on  the  old 
road  just  after  passing  the  long  bridge. — The  Hundredth  Town. 
*&  '^      iii  William,  b.  '26  March,   1739. 

iv  Mary,  b.   12  Dec,  1740;    m.  Moses   Parks,  and  res.  in   New  Marl- 

V  Sarah,  b.   19  April,  1743;    m.   Moses  Leland,  Jr.,  a   farmer;    b.  in 
Sutton,  Mass.,  1745;    d.  S.,  1769.     Ch.  (Leland),  b.  in  Sutton: 

1  Charles'",  b.  1766;    d.  1777. 

2  Prudence,  b.  1769;  m.  Ephraim  Harrington  of  Grafton.  Ch. 
(Harrington):  i  Sally*;  11  Mary;  iii  Martha;  iv  Prudence;  v 
Harriet;     vl   Ephraim. 

67  vi  Anna,  b.  18  March,  1745. 

vii  Timothy,  b.  23  Nov.,  1747;  d.  9  Feb.,  1747-8. 

68  viii  Persis,  b.  4  Jan.,  1755. 

ix  Elizabeth,  m.  Nahum  Warren  of  Grafton,  and  probably  d.  s.  p. 

*  Colonial  War  Record:  25  March,   1757,  with  Capt.  Sam.  Warren.     1759,   Private, 
Whipple's   Co.,   Ward's   Regt.,    18  2-3   days  at  Pontosook   (Pittsfield')   to  recruit  forces. 



22  *LIEUT.  NATHANS  son  of  Nathan^  and  Elizabeth 
(Howe)  Brigham,  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  28  Nov.,  1693;  died 
in  Southboro,  Mass.,  15  Sept.,  1784,  se.  91;  married  (1)  24  Dec, 
1717,  Dina,  daughter  of  Edmund  and  Ruth  (Parker)  Rice  of 
Westboro,  Mass.;  married  (2)  about  1729,  Elizabeth  (Ward) 

Morse  gathered  the  following  facts:  Prior  to  the  second  divi- 
sion of  the  original  township  of  Marlboro,  in  1727,  Nathan  held 
several  minor  town  oflSces,  but  in  the  new  town  of  Southboro,  to 
which  he  was  set  off,  he  appears  at  once  among  her  principal 
citizens,  serving  the  first  year  as  a  selectman  and  soon  after  as 
treasurer.  He  was  repeatedly  placed  on  committees  for  hiring 
schoolmasters  and  chosen  for  the  29th  time  as  a  selectman  at  the 
age  of  77  years,  at  which  he  remonstrated  and  was,  with  public 
thanks,  excused.  He  lived  near  the  houses  of  Samuel  and  Dana 
Brigham  in  the  north  part  of  Southboro,  and  is  presumed  to  have 
inherited  the  lands  southeast  of  Crane  meadow,  drawn  in  his  grand- 
father Thomas'  right.  He  did  inherit  the  Bible,  law-book,  cane 
and  sword  of  his  father  Nathan.  He  retained  his  vigor  to  a 
great  age  and  when  in  his  90th  year  used  to  mount  his  horse  without 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  DinaS  b.  5  Sept.,  1719;    m.  9  Nov.,  1743,  Jonathan  Witt,  Jr. 
ii  Eunice,  b.  4  Oct.,  1721;    m.  8  Sept.,  1742,  Hezekiah  Newton    (see 

69  ill  Moses,  b.  2  Jan.,  1722. 

iv  Persis,  b.  3  April,  1724;    d.  12  July,  1740. 

70  V  Elizabeth,   b.   18   Dec,   1725. 

Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Southboro: 

71  vi  Nathan,  b.   13  March,   1730. 

72  vii  Hepsibah,  b.  1  June,  1732. 

73  viii  Edmund,  b.  12  Aug.,  1733. 

74  ix  William,  b.  8  April,  1735. 

X  Phineas,  b.  11  Oct.,  1737;    d.  16  July,  1740. 
xi  Tabitha,  b.  27  Aug.,  1739;    d.  5  July,  1740. 

75  xii  Ebenezer,  b.  24  June,  1741. 

76  xiii  Elijah,  b.  5  Sept.,  1743. 

23  fTHOMASS  son  of  Capt.  Nathan^  and  Elizabeth  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  22  Feb.,  1695;  died  there,  25 
Nov.,   1765;    married,  25   Jan.,   1719-20,  Sarah,   daughter  of   Jo- 

*  Colonial    War  Record:      Centinel    (probably    1725),    Capt.    N.    Brigham. 
t  Colonial   War  Record:     First   Marlboro   Co.,    1757. 


98       THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

seph  and  Sarah  (Howe)  Stratton,  born  in  Marlboro,  30  Nov., 
1700,*  died  there,  his  widow,  15  Sept.,  1775.  Her  father  was 
assigned  to  the  garrison  of  Capt.  Nathan  Brigham,  when  she  was 
11  years  old,  and  Thomas  was  16. 

Morse  says  that  he  settled  in  the  south-west  part  of  Marlboro, 
where  he  was  constable  and  tythingman,  and  in  1740  and  1743, 
selectman,  and  sealer  of  leather  6  years;  1738  a  petit  jury-man, 
and  1731  member  of  a  committee  to  procure  a  school-master;  1757 
he  administered  on  the  estate  of  David  Burnham  of  Southboro. 
13  Aug.,  1765,  he  made  his  will,  giving  to  his  wife  Sarah  the  use 
of  half  his  house;  his  pew  in  the  meeting-house;  all  his  house- 
hold stuff,  and  his  horse  and  chaise,  while  she  remained  his 
widow;  72  bushels  of  corn,  7^  bushels  of  rye,  1-^  of  wheat,  all 
ground;  6  score  weight  of  pork,  5  do.  of  beef;  the  apples,  cider 
and  sauces  of  all  kinds  that  she  might  need;  2  cows  and  5  sheep, 
kept  summer  and  winter;  26s.  6d.  in  cash,  and  a  supply  of  fire- 
wood, all  to  be  supplied  her  annually  by  his  sons  Ithamar  and 
Paul.  To  his  sons  Aaron,  Ezekiel,  and  Elisha  he  gave  one  right 
in  the  great  Crane  swamp,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them, 
and  each  was  to  receive  from  his  executors  ,£20,  within  3  years 
after  his  decease. 

To  his  grand-daughter,  Lydia  Bigelow,  he  gave  ,£133,  to  be 
paid  her  within  5  years  after  his  death;  also  his  desk  and  all 
his  household  stuff  after  the  death  of  his  wife,  and  all  that  be- 
longed to  her  aunt,  Sarah  Brigham,  provided  she  should  marry 
and  leave  heirs  of  her  body;  but  otherwise,  all  after  her  death 
should  go  to  his  children  or  their  heirs;  to  Ithamar  and  Paul 
he  gave  his  wearing  apparel,  his  husbandry  tools,  and  steelyard; 
and  after  the  death  of  their  mother,  his  clock,  chaise  and  pew; 
and  to  Paul  the  half  of  his  house  reserved  for  her;  his  money  and 
stock  he  ordered  to  be  equally  divided  among  his  children  and 
grand-children;  to  his  sons  Ithamar  and  Paul,  he  gave  his  home- 
stead, and  all  his  lands  in  Marlboro,  Westboro  and  Southboro,  and 
a  right  in  little  Crane  swamp,  and  made  them  his  executors.  His 
will  was  proved  6  March,  1766.  In  1858  his  house,  north  of  the 
then  Alden  Brigham  place,  was  still  standing. 

Children : 

77  i  Aaron»,  b.  17  March,  1720. 

78  11  Lydla,  b.  14  March,  1721-2. 

79  ill  Ezekiel,  b.  14  Feb.,  1723-24. 

80  Iv  Elisha,  b.  25  Nov.,  1726. 

81  V  Ithamar,  b.  6  Oct.,  1729. 

vl  Sarah,  b.  12  March,  1731-32;    d.  unm.,  21  July,  1765. 
vli  Thomas,  b.  23  April,  1734;    d.  3  June,  1740. 

82  vlii  Paul,  b.  26  March,  1737. 

ix  Ephraim,  b.  6  April,  1739;    d.  22  June,  1740. 
X  Abner,  b.  13  Jan.,  1741-2;    d.  28  Sept.,  1746. 
*  History  of  Marlboro:     Morse  says  "  1701." 


24  ELIZABETH^  daughter  of  Capt.  Nathan^  and  Elizabeth 
(Howe)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  4  Jan.,  1699-1700; 
d.  there,  11  Oct.,  1757;  married  25  April,  1722,  John,  son  of 
Samuel  Stow  (who  was  in  Marlboro  by  1684,  descended  from 
John  of  Roxbury,  emigrant  of  1634;  a  member  of  the  Ancient 
&  Hon.  Artillery  Co. ;  in  King  Philip's  War)  ;  born  in  Marlboro, 
SO  March,  1696;  died  there,  2  July,  1761. 

Children  (Stoio),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  *ElizabethS   b.    17   July,   1723;     m.   20   May,    1752,   John   Eager   of 
Marlboro;    he  d.  9  April,  1777.     Ch.   (Eager): 
1  Joseph^;    2  Luke;    and  2  d.  y. 
11  Manasseh,   b.    8    Nov.,    1724;    d.   in    Southboro,    1776;    m.    17    Nov., 
1747,  Dinah  Morse,  b.  in  Marlboro,  8  Oct.,  1729;    she  was  descended 
from  Joseph  of  Watertown, 
iii  Hannah,  b.  14  July,  1726. 
iv  Miriam,  b.  7  Jan.,  1729;  d.  7  July,  1741. 

V  Mary,  b.  2  Sept.,  1730;  d.  11  Jan.,  1814;  m.  9  June,  1752,  Asa 
Howe  of  Petersham;  des.  from  John  of  Marlboro;  b.  there,  31 
Jan.,  1728.  Ch.  (Howe):  John%  b.  Marlboro, 
vi  Keziah,  b.  8  Sept.,  1732;  d.  17  Jan.,  1823;  m.  27  Nov.,  1755, 
Abner,  son  of  Joseph  Morse,  des.  from  Joseph  of  Watertown;  b. 
Marlboro,  5  Nov.,  1727;  d.  3  June,  1810;  moved  to  Paxton.  Ch. 
(Morse)  : 

1  Aaron^;    2  Elijah;    3  Stephen;   4  Kezia. 
vii  Abigail,   b.   7    Aug.,   1734;     d.   25   Sept.,    1823;    m.  26   Dec.,   1753, 
Ebenezer,  son  of  Eben.   Hagar;    b.   16  March,  1728;    d.  in  M.,  19 
Dec,    1798.      Ch.    (Hagar): 
1  Joel';   2  Elizabeth;    3  Nancy;    4  Lovice;    5  Abigail;    6  Cate. 
vm  Ephraim,  b.  30  March,  1736;    d.  19  Oct.,  1752. 
ix  Sarah,  b.  4  April,  1738;    d.  17  Dec,  1804;    m.  12  Feb.,  1761,  Wil- 
liam, son  of  Eben   Hagar,   des.    from  WiUiam   of  Watertown;    b. 
21  April,  1733;    d.  9  Jan.,  1811.     Ch.  (Hagar): 
1  Ephraim^;    2  Lydia;    3  Eben;    4  William,;   5  Martin. 
X  Jolm,  b.  17  Nov.,  1740;    d.  18  Feb.,  1828;    m.  4  June,  1766,  Grace, 
dau.  of  Micah  Newton;    b.  12  June,  1746;    d.  26  May,  1824.    Ch.: 
1  Elizabeth';    2  William;    3  Mary;    4  Sarah. 

25  SARAH*,  daughter  of  Capt.  Nathan^  and  Elizabeth  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  14  Dec.,  1701;  died  there, 
5  Nov.,  1744;  married  14  Mch.,  1727,  Capt.  Uriah,  son  of  Zerub- 
babel  and  grandson  of  William  Eager  (Morse  has  it  "  Hager,") 
of  Marlboro;  born  there,  4  Apr.,  1700;  died  there,  30  Dec,  1780; 
marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm.  He  married  (2)  Rebecca  Rice, 
who  d.  s.  p.  1790. 

Children   (Eager),  by  first  wife,  born  in  Marlboro: 

1  Nathan%  b.  9  Feb.,  1731;    m.  1755,  Sarah  Goodnow. 
11  Mary   (or  Sarah),  b.  27  May,  1733. 

iii  Fortunatus,  b.  6  July,  1735;    m.  13  June,  1758,  Mehitable  Bigelow. 
iv  Elizabeth,  b.  21  Jan.,  1737;    d.  24  July,  1740. 

•In   one  place  the  History   of  Marlboro   says  she   died   25    May,    1750;    again   that 
she  was  married  20  May,    1752;  again  that  she  died  in   1801. 

100     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

V  Uriah,   b.    5    Feb.,    1740;     m.    29    March,    1764,   Tryphosa,   dau.    of 
Joseph   Bush;     b.   in    Marlboro,    13   July,    1736;     d.   8    Feb.,    1802; 
he  d.  30  Sept.,  1813;    was  in  the  Revolution.     Ch.: 
1  Rebecca^;    2  Mary;    3  Triphena;    4  Moses;    5  Lydia;    6  Hep- 
vi  Hannah,  b.   29   Dec,   1741;    m.   10   Feb.,   1761,   Uriah   Newton,  Jr.,' 
b.   in    M.,    17    May,    1736;     des.    from    Richard   of   Marlboro.      Ch. 
(Newton) : 
1  Jonathan'. 

26  ZIPPORAHS  daughter  of  Capt.  Nathan^  and  Elizabeth 
(Howe)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  14  Sept.,  1704;  died 
there,  2  May,  1790;  married  John  Warren  Jr.,  born  in  Marlboro, 
S  Apr.,  1701;  died  27  Dec.,  1783;  descended  from  John  of  Water- 
town,  the  emigrant  of  1630.  He  was  an  important  Marlboro 

Children  (Warren),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Elizabeth^,  b.  31  March,  1734;    m.  13  June,  1754,  Asa  Brigham,  63, 
ii  John,  b.  16  Oct.,  1735;    d.  25  Apr.,  1737. 

iii  Anne,   b.   27   Aug.,    1737;     m.   26    Oct.,    1757,    Larkin,   son   of   Col. 

Abraham   Williams,    and    grandson    of    Abraham,    a   proprietor    of 

Marlboro,  in  1663;    b.  29  Dec,  1728;    moved  to  Chester  about  1774, 

where  probably  d.     Ch.    (Williams),  b.  Marlboro,  except  youngest: 

1  Anna'';    2  Ephraim;    3  John;    4  Larkin;    5  Louisa;    6  George; 

7  Anna;    8   William,  b.  in  Chester;    settled  in  New  Fane,  Vt., 

and  gave  name  of  "  Williamsville  "  to  the  place  of  his  residence. 

iv  Lieut.  John,  b.   19  June,   1739;    m.  27  Jan.,  1763,   Rachel,  dau.  of 

Jonathan  Barnes;  b.  13  July,  1740;  a  prominent  citizen.     Ch.: 

1  Anna'';    2  William. 

X  Persis,  b.  9  Apr.,  1741;    m.  Arnold. 

vi  Hastings,   b.   20   Feb.,   1743;     d.    17   Nov.,    1760,   in   Albany   in   the 

French  War. 
vii  Catherine,  b.   3   Nov.,   1745;     d.   in   M.,   1   Feb.,   1826;    m.   21   Feb., 
1763,  Bailey,  son  of  Aaron  Eager;    b.  in  Marlboro,  7  Feb.,  1741; 
d.  26   Feb.,   1790.     Ch.    (Eager): 
1  Lucretia';    2  Abraham;    3  Stephen;    4  Jonathan. 
viil  Thaddeus,  b.  20  March,  1747;    d.  18  June,  1821;    m.  27  Dec,  1770, 
Lucy,   dau.   of  Samuel   Stevens;     b.   in   M.   21   Jan.,    1752;     d.    17 
June,   1821.     Ch.: 
1  Lydia";    2  John;   3  Samuel,  m.  Betsey  W.  Brigham;    4  Hastings; 
5  Lucy;    6  Sarah;    7  Edward,  a  missionary  to  Ceylon;    8  Elizon' 
beth;    9  Sophia;    10  MilUcent. 

27  HANNAH*,  daughter  of  Capt.  Nathan^  and  Elizabeth 
(Howe)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  9  March,  1706;  was 
living  as  late  as  1783;  married  7  June,  1732,  Jabez,  son  of  Caleb 
Rice,  and  gr.-grandson  of  Edmund  Rice  the  emigrant;  born  in 
Marlboro,  2  Feb.,  1702;   died  1783. 

Children  (Rice),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Hannah^  b.  9  March,  1737;    d.  30  March,  1751. 
ii  Caleb,  b.   7   May,   1740;     d.   28  Dec,   1776;     grad.    Harvard   CoU., 


1764;     m.    Mary,    dau.    of    Rev.    Nathan    Stone,    first    minister    in 
Southboro.     Ch. : 
1  Caleb^;    2  Nathan;    3  Ephraim;    4  Solomon. 
iii  Jabez,  b.  17  Julj%  1746;    d.  3  Nov.,  1809;    m.  27  June,  1776,  AUce 
Howe,  who  m.   (2)   Simon  Goddard.     Ch.: 
1  Hannah^;    2  Sally;    3  Jabez;    4  Abel. 
iv  Noah,   b.    10   Sept.,    1751;     d.    1    Oct.,   1820;     grad.    Harvard   Coll., 
1777;     m.    (1)    1778,   Sarah   Cazeneau   of   Boston,  who  d.   15   May, 
1781;    m.    (2)   Mrs.  Hannah   (Palfrey)   Cole  of  Boston,  who  d,  17 
Sept.,  1826.    Ch.: 
1  Henry^;    2  Sarah;    3  Sophia;    4  William;    5  Bufus;    6  Hannah, 
and  others  who  d.  y. 

28  CAPT.  EPHRAIM*,  son  of  Capt.  Nathan^  and  Elizabeth 
(Howe)  Brigham,  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  20  Jan.,  1707-8;  died 
there,  7  Feb.,  1771;  married,  15  April,  1730,  Hannah  Willard  of 
Grafton.      She  married   (2)   Joseph  Wilder,  6  Apr.,   1774. 

Was  lieutenant  in  the  engagement  at  Charlestown,  N.  H.,  3 
Aug.,  1746.  Settled  in  Marlboro  in  the  School  District  No.  3,  of 
Morse's  day  and  was  one  of  the  largest  taxpayers  in  the  town, 
and  a  prominent  citizen;  was  treasurer  1742,  '43,  '50,  '52-64; 
assessor  1747,  '59-63,  '65,  '68;  selectman  1749,  '50,  '54,  '56-59, 
'61,  '62,  '65,  '67,  '69;  jury-man,  moderator,  etc.  There  were  32 
heirs  to  his  estate,  none  of  whom  were  his  descendants.  One  hundred 
and  thirty-three  pounds  were  left  to  Marlboro  under  the  care  of  the 
selectmen  and  the  minister  for  the  time  being.  The  proceeds  of  £22 
were  to  be  paid  to  the  minister  for  preaching,  in  person  or  by  proxy, 
an  annual  sermon  to  promote  the  present  and  future  reformation  and 
happiness  of  the  young;  and  the  income  of  the  remainder  was 
to  support  a  school  in  the  middle  of  the  town,  distinct  from  the 
district  schools,  for  "  Writing  and  cyphering."  The  "  Brigham 
School  "  was  to  be  kept  open  about  a  month  in  the  spring  for 
older  pupils.     Fund  now  merged  in  the  general  appropriation. 

The  line  is  extinct. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Hannah^  b.  26  March,  1732;    d.  21  Sept.,  1736. 
ii  Ephraim,  b.  10  Aug.,  1748;    d.  25  Sept.,  1748. 

29  KEZIAH*,  daughter  of  Jonathan^  and  Mary  (Fay)  Brig- 
ham; (dates  of  birth  and  death  unknown);  married  13  Dec, 
1718,  Elias,  son  of  James  Keyes;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  1694; 
died  in  New  Marlboro,  Mass.,  27  Feb.,  1756;  he  was  one  of  the 
16  founders  of  the  church  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  where  he  moved; 
in  1744  moved  to  New  Marlboro. 

Children  (Keyes),  born  in  Shrewsbury : 

i  EliasS  b.  22  July,  1719;    went  to  New  Marlboro.     Ch.: 

1  Zenas". 
ii  Mary,  b.  13  April,  1721;    d.  1724. 

102     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

iii  David,  b.  20  Sept.,  1722. 
iv  Robert,  b.  18  April,  1725. 

V  Mary,  b,  12  Dec,  1726. 

vi  Charles,  b.  29  April,  1728. 
vli  Keziah,  b.  13  Feb.,  1730. 
viii  Paul,  b.  16  Sept.,  1731. 

ix  Zenas,  b.  9  March,  1733;    d.   1740. 

X  Martha,  b.  27  June,  1736. 

xi  Thaddeus,  b.  17  June,  1738. 
xii  Deliverance,  b.  14  March,  1740. 

30  ZERVIAH*,  daughter  of  Jonathan^  and  Mary  (Fay)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  9  Oct.,  1698;  died  in  Shrewsbury, 
Mass.,  1  July,  1736;  married,  16  Mch.,  1724,  Ebenezer  Bragg,  a 
carpenter   from    Ipswich   to    Marlboro   and   thence   to    Shrewsbury, 

Mass.;   he  died  there,  4  Sept.,  1766,  ae.  67;   he  m.  (2)  Sarah , 

by  whom  1 1  children. 

Children  {Bragg),  by  first  wife,  horn  in  Shrewsbury: 

1  Ebenezer",    b.    7    March,    1725;     m.    5    Oct.,    1751,    Sibilla    Bouker. 
1  Nathaniel^;    2  Timothy;    3  (Dea).  John. 
ii  Zerviah,  b.  29  June,  1727;    d.  j. 
iii  Lydia,  b.  27  Jan.,  1729. 

iv  Abiel,  b.  25  June,  1730;    m.  Abigail  Wilson.     Ch.: 
1  LovisaP;    2  Elizabeth. 

V  Elizabeth,  b.  10  Jan.,  1732. 
vi  Moses,  b.  19  Aug.,  1733. 

vii  Mary,  b.  4  Jan.,  173-5. 
viii  Zer%'iah,  b.  22  June,  1736;    d.  y. 
ix  Thankful,  b.  22  June,  1736;    d.  7  April,  1756. 

31  RUTH*,  daughter  of  Jonathan^  and  Mary  (Fay)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  30  April,  1704;  died  there,  14 
Oct.,  1791;  married  (second  wife),  12  July,  1727,  Joseph  Howe 
Jr.,  of  Marlboro;  born  19  Feb.,  1697;  died  18  Feb.,  1775;  (by 
his  first  wife,  Zerviah,  he  had  a  child  Zerviah)  ;  he  was  a  large 
owner  of  land  in  New  Marlboro,  Mass. 

Children  {Howe),  by  second  wife,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Joseph^   b.    1    Feb.,    1728;     d.   26    Sept.,    1800;     m.    21    May,    1751, 
Grace,  dau.  of  Simon  Rice,  who  d.  23  Jan.,  1816,  ae.  87.     Ch.: 
1  Lovina^;     2   Reuben;     3   Simon;     4   Samuel;     5    Lucy;     6   Eli; 
7    Daniel;     8    Miriam;     9    Hepsibah;     10    Joseph,    and    others 
who  d.  y. 
ii  Dorothy,   b.   4   May,   1730;     d.   30   May,    1764;     m.    20    Nov.,    1750, 
Col.  Cyprian   Howe,  b.   in  Marlboro,  29   March,  1729;    was  in  the 
Revolution;  m.   (2)   Mary  Williams.     Ch.   (by  first  wife)    (Howe): 
1  Martha";    2  Jabez;    3  Phebe;    4  Catee,  m.  Joel  Brigham,  88. 
iii  Dinah,  b.  11  Oct.,  1731;    m.  Josiah  Willard. 

iv  Thaddeus,  b.  30  May,  1733;  m.   12  April,  1757,  Levinah"  Brigham, 

V  Elizabeth,  b.  12  Dec,  1734;    m.  Dr.  Rice  of  Barre,  Mass. 
vi  Samuel,  b.  22  May,  1737;    d.  1756,  in  the  French  War. 


vii  Phineas,   b.   25   Jan.,   1739;     d.    14   March,   1832;     m.    (1)    11    Dec, 
1764,  Dorothy   Burnet,   who   d.   9   Dec,   1781;    m.    (2)    1783,  Sarah 
Brooks,  who  d.  22  July,  1784;    m.  (3)  4  Jan.,  1798,  Lydia  Ruggles, 
who  d.  1837  ae.  84.     Ch.   (by  first  wife) : 
1  Sylvanus";    2  Elizabeth;    3  Jedediah;    4  Gilbert;    5  Lovice. 

Ch.  (by  second  wife)  : 
6  Phinehas. 
viii  Artemas,  b.  15  Jan.,  1743;    d.  17  Nov.,  1813;    m.  28  March,  1767, 
Mary,   dau,   of   Gershom   Bigelow;     who   d.    15   Aug.,   1810,   ae.   65. 
1  Elisha^;    2   Catherine;    3  Mary;    4  Jonas;    5   Lydia;    6  Sally; 
7  Stephen,    m.    Susanna    Brigham,    dau.    of    169;    8    David;    9 
Samuel;    10  Levi;    11  Jabez;    12  Moses. 
ix  Miriam,  b.  5  Dec,  1744;    d.  14  Nov.,  1825;    m.  April,  1763,  Timothy, 
son  of  Gershom  Bigelow;    b.  in  Marlboro,  1  Nov.,  1738;    d.  6  Nov., 
1817.     Ch.   (Bigelow): 
1  David^;    2  Lydia;    3  Ephraim. 

32  *  JONATHAN*,  son  of  Jonathan^  and  Mary  (Fay)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  14  March,  1707;  died  there,  4 
Jan.,  1768;  married,  3  April,  1733,  Damaris,  daughter  of  Benja- 
min and  Mary  (Graves)  Rice,  born  in  Marlboro,  20  July,  1711; 
died  9  Nov.,  1751.  He  lived  in  Marlboro  and  was  surveyor  there 
in  1743  and  constable  in  1749- 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 
83       i  Noah',  b.  24  Nov.,  1734. 

11  Mary,  b.   25   April,   17—;     d.   s.   p.   in   Northboro,   Oct.,   1807;     m. 
Thaddeus,  son  of  Gershom  and  Hannah  (Oaks)  Fay  of  Northboro, 
whose  first  wife  was  Thankful  Rice.     He  d.  in  Northboro,  22  July, 
1822,  ae.  91.,  s.  p. 
iii     Matthias,  b.  24  Aug.,  1742;    d.  18  Aug.,  1752. 
Iv  Damaris,  b.  15  April,  1746;    d.  12  July,  1752. 

33  fCAPT.  JESSE*,  son  of  Jonathan^  and  Mary  (Fay)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  10  July,  1710;  died  in  Northboro,  8 
Dec,  1796;  married,  4  June,  1734,  Bethiah,  daughter  of  Jacob 
Rice;   born  13  Aug.,  1712;   died  19  Dec,  1794. 

Morse  says  he  settled  in  Westboro,  in  that  part  which,  in  1766, 
became  the  east  j^part  of  Northboro ;  was  a  large  land-owner. 
Was  one  of  a  committee  to  build  the  Northboro  Precinct  meeting- 
house, in  1 744,  etc. ;  in  1 766  he  was  selectman  and  held  other  town 
offices.  He  made  his  will  8  Sept.,  1767,  giving  to  his  wife  her 
thirds  and  all  his  in-door  movables,  to  be  disposed  of  at  her 
pleasure  to  his  3  daughters.  To  son  Timothy,  to  whom  he  had 
previously  given  lands  and  buildings,  he  bequeathed  half  of  his 
right  to  the  undivided  lands  of  Marlboro.  To  son  Artemas  he 
gave  his  buildings  and  lands  in  Northboro,  his  lands  in  Leicester 
and  Paxton,  all  his  live-stock  and  tools,  his  firearms,  sword  and 
cane,  requiring  him  to  provide  a  horse   for  his  mother  to  ride  at 

*  Colonial   War  Record:     First  Marlboro  Co.,    1757. 

t  Colonial   War  Record:     "  Ensign  "   Train   Band,    1757;    Capt.   2d  Westboro   Co., 

•  104     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

times  when  she  should  have  occasion;    to  pay  £52   to   his   sister 
Rice;    to  his  sisters  Vashti  and  Mary,  each  £66,  and  to  provide 
them  with  room  in  his   house  so   long   as   they   should  live  single. 
Artemas  was  sole  executor. 
Children,  born  in  Westboro: 

84  i  Timothy',  b.  16  Feb.,  1735-6. 

85  11  Artemas,  b.  29  Sept.,  1739. 

Ill  Persls,  b.  7  March,  1741-2;    d.  17  Sept.,  1745. 

86  iv  Sarah,  b.  21  Feb.,  1745-6. 

V  Vashti,  b.  27  Feb.,  1748;    m. —Gage. 

vi  Mary,  b.  6  Sept.,  1750;    m.  j^;^— -^i^.  Gassett. 

34  *JOEL^  son  of  Jonathan^  and  Mary  (Fay)  Brigham;  born 
in  Marlboro,  2  Oct.,  1714;  died  at  son  Jonathan's  in  N.  Y.,  April, 
1797;    married   17  March,  1740-1,  Mary  Church. 

Morse  says  that  he  kept  a  public  house  in  Marlboro  for  more 
than  50  years;  was  selectman  in  1763  and  1772;  had  extensive 
land  and  business  connections,  and  sustained  a  considerable  loss 
in  Continental  money;  was  a  noted  Whig.  About  1783,  after  the 
death  of  his  wife,  he  removed  with  his  sons  to  Madison,  N.  Y. 
Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

87  i  Wllliam^  b.   20   March,   1741-2. 

11  Zervlah,  b.  10  June,  1745;    d.  31  Aug.,  1746. 

Ill  Zervlah,    b.    5    July,    1747;     m.    Maynard    of    Worcester, 

Mass.     She  d.  and  he  m.  a  second  time. 

88  iv  Joel,  b.  5  April,  1751. 

89  V  Jonathan,  b.  29  Oct.,   1754. 

90  vi  John,  b.  16  April,  1758. 

91  vli  Samuel,  b.  3  Dec,  1760. 

35  t JAMES*,  son  of  Jonathan^  and  Mary  (Fay)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  2  Oct.,  1717;  died  in  Brookfield,  Mass., 
15  March,  1794;  married  Anna,  daughter  of  Elisha  Rice  of  Brook- 
field,  Mass.;  born,  5  July,  1726;  died  in  Brookfield,  9  May, 

Morse  says  that  he  settled  on  a  tract  of  one  thousand  acres 
on  the  south  side  of  the  Quabog  River  in  Brookfield,  which  his 
father  had  purchased,  7  Nov.,  1722,  for  about  $250,  more  or  less. 
He  built  his  house  one  and  a  half  miles  south-west  of  the  Brook- 
field Depot  (formerly  South  Brookfield).  He  is  on  a  list  of  men 
who  served  to  the  credit  of  the  3d  precinct  of  Brookfield,  dated 
30  June,  1778,  credited  with  8  months'  service. 

Children,  probably  born  in  Brookfield: 

92  i  Tilly",  b.  6  June,  1748. 

93  11  Elisha,  b.  6  Jan.,  1750. 

94  ill  Jonathan,  b.  22  Oct.,  175—. 

*  On   Committee  of   Correspondence,    1780. 

t  Colonial  War  Record:     "  Corporal."     Relief  of  Fort  William  Henry,    1757. 


36  *JOHN%  son  of  David^  and  Deborah  Brigham;  born 
in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  22  April,  1704;  died  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass., 
to  which  town  he  moved  and  where  he  made  his  will,  20  July,  1767; 
he  married  Susanna ;  born  in  1708;  died  12  Feb.,  1761. 

By  will,  his  two  sons  divided  his  farm,  Samuel  being  executor. 
His  two  daughters  were  each  to  have  a  cow  and  one  half  of  the 
indoor  movables.  They  were  to  be  furnished  room  in  the  house 
and  firewood,  and  to  have  their  cows  kept  at  halves. 

Children,  born  in  Shrewsbury: 

i  Deborah^,    b.    11    Dec,    1737;     d.    unm.,    at    Shrewsbury,    22    Oct., 
1816,  «.  79. 

95  11  John,  b.  25  July,  1739. 

96  ill  Samuel,  b.  1  July,  1741. 

iv  Susannah,  b.  5  July,  1745;  d.  s.  p.  12  March,  1830,  ae.  85;  m.  24 
Nov.,  1785,  David,  son  of  Deacon  Jonathan  Nelson  of  Upton, 
Mass.;  he  d.  in  Shrewsbury,  12  May,  1827,  ae.  90;  (m.  for  his 
first  wife  Susannah  Bacheller,  who  d.  in  1785,  and  had  seven  sons 
and  two  daughters   (see  Hist,  of  Shrewsbury). 

37  fSILAS*,  son  of  David^  and  Mary  (Newton)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  9  Aug.,  1710;  died,  11  March,  1791; 
married  (1)  Mindwell  Grout,  who  died  8  June,  1741;  married  (2) 
(published  30  Jan.,  1743)  widow  Tabitha  (Prescott)  Sawyer  of 
Lancaster,  Mass. 

Morse  says  he  became  associated  with  her  as  administrator  on 
her  former  husband's  estate.     See  Hist,  of  Lancaster. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Westboro: 

j  t  Jemima'*,   b.   23   March,   1736-37;   m.   25   Jan.,   1763,   Constantine 
Hardy  of  Westboro. 
11  Mary,  b.  19  April,  1739;    d.  14  Jan.,  1740. 

•  Colonial  War  Record:  On  Alarm  List  Shrewsbury  Co.,  1757.  In  1759, 
"  invalid." 

t  Colonial  War  Record:  Private  in  Train  Band,  1757,  Shrewsbury,  ist  Co.,  Capt. 

t  "27    March,    1737 N.    B.      Mr.    Silas    Brigham    and    Mr.    Eleazer    Pratt    of 

Shrewsbury  had  desired  me  to  baptize  yeir  Children.  Accordingly,  in  my  usual 
manner  I  desired  ye  Children  might  be  brought  forth  to  Baptism.  But  only  one 
appeared.  I  looked  about  till  I  conceived  yt  something  had  befallen  ye  other  or 
those  concerned  with  it.  I  proceeded  and  baptised  Mr.  Pratt's  (wh  was  ye  Child 
yt  was  brought)  wn  the  prayers  were  over  we  proceeded  to  ye  last  Singing;  in  ye 
Time  of  the  ye  last  Singing  Mr.  Brigham  and  his  Child  came  in — After  ye  Blessing 
and  wn  I  was  down  in  ye  Alley  going  out,  Mr.  Brigham  asked  me  whether  his 
child  could  not  be  baptized.  I  ans'd.  it  could  not  now.  My  Reasons  are  these. 
Besides  that,  when  I  am  spent  with  the  foregoing  Services,  it  is  too  much  to  expect 
me  to  repeat  ym  over  again.  Besides  that,  such  a  custom  indulged  would  involve 
us  in  great  irregularity  and  Difficulty,  but  this  administration  for  my  known  Friends 
would  have  forced  me  to  make  it  a  custom,  and  besides  the  impatience  of  many 
of  the  Congregation  to  get  away  home,  being  they  live  4,  5,  or  6  miles  off.  Besides 
those  Reasons.  I  would  urge  yt  was  so  very  sudden  upon  me  yt  I  could  not  judge 
wh  way  I  could  vindicate  it  if  I  should  proceed.  Again  by  ye  suddenness  I  was 
too  much  confused  to  have  my  Power  at  command  to  perform  the  Devotions; 
nor  was  I  furnished  therfor  (Eccl.  5;  i,  2).  So  it  would  have  been  nothing  short 
of  horrible  Presumption   for  me  to  have  done  it." — Parkman  Diary. 

The  Editor  of  the  Diary  adds:  "  Poor  Silas  and  poor  Mindwell!  How  they 
must  have  worried  and  how  flushed  his  young  face  must  have  been  when  he  marched 

106     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children    (by  second  wife),  born  in  Lancaster: 
97     iii  David,  b.  4  April,  1745. 

iv  Mindwell,  b.  7  Feb.,  1746-47.  ^^ 

V  Mary,  b.  1  March,  1748-49.   v^vW'^mh*  C^ij&.a.f^'CCJ*.  /  79  ^ 

38  COL.  LEVI*,  6th  child  and  4th  son  of  David^  and  his  2d 
wife,  Mrs.  Mary  (Leonard)  Newton  Brigham  (widow  of  Edward 
Newton);  born  21  Aug.,  1716,  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  upon  his 
father's  farm,  in  that  portion  of  the  town  which  was  set  off  as 
Westboro,  in  1717;  died  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  1  Feb.,  1787;  mar- 
ried, 6  June,  1745,  Susanna,  daughter  of  *  Joseph^  (Joseph^ 
John^)  and  Mrs.  Mary  (Harrington)  Rogers  Grout;  born  in 
Watertown,  Mass,  2  March,  1720;  died  in  Northboro,  17  March, 

When  his  father  divided  his  farm  among  his  children,  Levi* 
received  and  settled  upon  the  northerly  portion  of  it.  most  of 
which,  at  the  division  of  Westboro,  in  1766,  was  set  oif  into  North- 
boro, of  which  town  it  formed  the  south-east  corner.  He  was 
born,  lived  and  died  upon  the  same  farm,  and  yet  was,  at  different 
periods  of  his  lifetime,  a  citizen  of  3  different  towns. 

In  1763  he  was  one  of  the  selectmen  of  Westboro,  and  subse- 
quently held  the  same  office  in  Northboro  for  7  years.  He  was 
also  sealer  of  leather.  In  1757,  when  41  years  old,  he  was  Cornet 
of  the  Shrewsbury  Troop  of  Horse,  commanded  by  Captain  Benja- 

down  the  aisle,  after  all  the  hurry,  to  have  his  pride  in  his  first-born  so  humbled 
by     the     Minister's     censure!  " 

The  Church  Records  say  under  date  of  April  3,  1737:  "Jemima  of  Silas  and 
Mindwell  Brigham  baptized  by  Rev.   Mr.   Prentice  of  Grafton." 

*  Joseph'  Grout  was  the  2d  child  and  only  son  of  Joseph^  Grout  (John*)  of 
Watertown  and  his  wife  Susanna  Hagar.  He  was  born  in  Watertown  6  Feb., 
1683,  and  resided  there  until  March,  1733,  when  he  removed,  with  his  family,  to 
Westboro,  where  he  died  in  1759.  3  Jan.,  1717,  he  married  Mrs.  Mary  (Harrington) 
Rogers,  widow  of  Daniel  Rogers  and  dau.  of  Edward  and  Mary  (Ockington)  Harrington 
of  Watertown;  she  was  b.  2  Jan.,   1693. 

Joseph^  Grout,  was  a  son  of  Capt.  John*  Grout  and  his  2d  wife,  Sarah  Busby, 
He  was  b.  in  Sudbury  24  July,  1649,  and  removed  to  Watertown,  where  in  1675 
he  was  a  Trooper  in  Capt.  Thomas  Prentice's  Middlesex  Troop  of  Horse  and  served 
during  the  campaign  against  the  Narragansetts  in  the  early  part  of  King  Philip's 
War.  About  1680  he  m.  Susanna,  dau.  of  William  and  Mary  (Bemis)  Hagar  of 
Watertown,  by  whom  he  had  3  ch.     He  d.  in  1720,  his  wife  outliving  him. 

Capt.   John*   Grout,   was   b.   about    1616,   probably   in   England,   emigrated   to   New 

England  about   1634,   and  was   in  Watertown  in   1640   with   wife  Mary by  whom 

he  had  a  son  John,   b.    1641,   but   who   must  have   d.   soon   afterward,   for   he  m.    (2) 
Sarah,    dau.    of    Nicholas    &    Bridget    (......)    Busby,    by    whom    Capt.    John    had    a 

dau.   Sarah,  b.  in  Watertown,    11   Dec,    1643. 

During  1643  he  removed  to  Sudbury  where  he  acquired  land  and  was  made  a 
Sergeant  of  the  Military  Company.  Oct.  7,  1662,  sundry  inhabitants  of  Sudbury 
petitioned  the  Gen.  Court  that  John  Grout  "  be  allowed  to  practice  the  mistery  of 
chirurgery."  In  1685  he  was  made  a  Freeman  and  in  1667  the  town  records  refer 
to  him  as  Ensigne  Grout,  which  rank  he  held  during  King  Philip's  War  and  as 
late  as  1685,  during  which  year  the  Gen.  Court  granted  the  claim  of  Ensigne 
Grout  for  compensation  for  losses  sustained  during  the  Indian  attack  on  Sudbury, 
April  21,  1676.  In  1688  Lieut.  John  Grout  was  appointed  one  of  the  custodians  of 
the  public  stock  of  ammunition,  and  the  Vital  Records  of  Sudbury  show  that  Capt. 
John  Grout  d.  25  July,  1697.  John  Grout  also  served  the  town  of  Sudbury  30  years 
as  selectman  and  7  years  as  town  clerk. 


min  Eager,  attached  to  the  3d  regiment  of  Militia  of  the  counties 
of  Middlesex  and  Worcester.  He  served  as  delegate  from  North- 
boro  in  the  Provincial  Congress  during  its  3  sessions,  7  Oct., 
1774,  to  10  Dec,  1774,  1  Feb.,  1775,  to  29  May,  1775,  and  31 
May,  1775,  to  19  July,  1775. 

March  23,  1776,  he  was  commissioned  Lieut.  Colonel  in  Col. 
John  Goulding's  6th  Worcester  County  regiment  of  militia  of 
which  *Job  Cushing  of  Shrewsbury  was  Major  and  subsequently 
Colonel.  In  1778  Col.  Brigham  received  £27  from  the  town  of 
Northboro  for  his  services  in  the  war  since  19  Apr.,  1775. 

Children,  all  born  on  the  home  farm  in  Westboro: 

98  1  Levi',  b.  26  Aug.,  1746. 

ii  Joseph,  b.  21  Nov.,  1747;    d.  13  Feb.,  1760,  killed  by  a  fall, 
iu  Elijah,  b.  14  Jan.,  1750;    d.  12  Sept.,  1750. 

99  iv  Elijah,  b.  7  July,  1751. 

100  V  Susanna,  b.  21  Jan.,  1754. 

101  vi  Winslow,  b.   18  June,  1756. 

vii  Josiah,  b.  12  Aug.,  1758;  d.  unm.,  9  Jan.,  1788,  in  Westboro.  He 
was  a  doctor,  and  is  mentioned  in  the  Diary  of  Rev.  Ebenezer 
Parkman,  as  living  with  his  brother-in-law,  Breck  Parkman,  at 
diflferent  times.  He  was  often  at  the  parsonage,  with  Elijah, 
Moses  and  Samuel  Brigham,  to  dine  and  to  sing. 
vlii  Mindwell,  b.  18  Aug.,  1760;  d.  1  Feb.,  1784. 
ix  Anna,  b.  28  May,  1763;    d.  unm.,  30  May,  1790. 

39  fCAPT.  JONAS%  son  of  David^  and  Mary  (Leonard)  New- 
ton Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  25  Feb.,  1718;  died  there, 
25  Sept.,  1789;  married  l6  Jan.,  1745-6,  Persis  Baker,  who  died 
3  Nov.,  1784. 

He  settled  on  land  in  Westboro  inherited  from  his  father,  and 
built  about  20  rods  south  of  the  present  Insane  Asylum.  He  was 
one  of  the  most  distinguished  citizens  of  Westboro,  and  through 
life  stood  high  in  the  public  esteem  and  confidence;  was  elected 
to  town  offices  soon  after  attaining  his  majority,  a  thing  of  very 
rare  occurrence  in  his  time;  was  repeatedly  selected  to  look  after 
the  interests  of  schools  and  was  once  placed  on  a  committee  to 
prepare  instructions  for  the  school  committee  of  the  town;  he 
seems  to  have  been  a  man  of  considerable  education.  He  often 
served  as  surveyor  and  constable,  and  was  7  years  selectman,  be- 
tween   1764-77-       As    moderator    of    town    meetings,    member    of 

*  Five  years  later,  in  1781,  Col.  Brigham's  son  Winslow  married  Col.  Cushing's 
daughter  Alice. 

y  Colonial  War  Record:  Lieut.  Westboro  Train  Band,  1757-  "Acting  Capt." 
Relief  of  Fort  William    Henry,    17555. 

J  "  6  Jan.,  1779.  Capt.  Jonas  Brigham  and  his  wife  were  so  benevolent  as  to 
present  me  with  a  Cheese.  I  take  ye  more  notice  of  this  because  he  has  been  so  long 
aloof,  but  I   rejoice  in  his  friendly   Disposition." 

"  9  Oct.,  1780.  Hear  much  of  Bears — One  is  killed  by  Capt.  Jonas  Brigham  and 
Others — weighed  300.  1  dined  at  Capt.  Brigham's,  I  visit  at  Col.  Brigham's  ....  " 
— Parkman  Diary. 

108     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

vigilance  committees  and  delegate  to  the  County  Congress  at  the 
beginning  of  the  Revolutionary  struggle,  and  during  its  continuance, 
he  appears  to  have  been  an  efficient  and  enlightened  patriot. 

Children : 

102  i  Martha',  b.  1   Nov.,  1746. 

103  11  Jonas,  b.  29  Oct.,  1748. 

ill  Hannah,  b.  ;   d.   in   Westboro;  m.   Rev.   Halloway,   son  of 

Elisha  Fish  of  Upton,  Mass.,  b.  there,  2  Aug.,  1762;  grad.  Dart- 
mouth Coll.,  1790;  res.  in  Marlboro,  N.  H.,  where  d.  1  Sept.,  1824; 
in  1840  she  returned  from  Marlboro,  N.  H.,  to  Westboro  to  reside 
with  her  nephew,  Halloway  Brigham,  where  she  died;  had  no  chil- 
dren, but  adopted  Hannah  Halloway  Brigham. 
Iv  Antipas,  b.  23  July,  1750;    d.  12  Nov.,  1756. 

V  Eli,  b.  17  May,  1752;  after  grad.  from  Dartmouth  College,  A.  B., 
1778,  he  became  a  merchant  in  Lancaster,  Mass.,  and  in  about  8 
years  failed  in  business;  subsequently  called  on  his  brother  In 
Bakersfield,  Vt.,  with  a  team  and  load  of  goods,  enroute  for 
Canada.  He  was  known  to  have  taken  the  ice-road  to  Lake 
Champlain,  but  was  never  heard  of  afterward;  his  friends  be- 
lieved he  was  lost  in  the  lake;    no  family. 

104  vi  Edward,  b.  21  May,  1754. 

105  vli  Barnabas,  b.  29  March,  1756. 

106  viii  Antipas,  b.   15   March,   1758. 

107  ix  Daniel,  b.  12  June,  1760. 

108  X  David,  b.  31  March,  1762. 

xl  Persis,  b.  23  April,  1^64;    d.  3  Feb.,  1775. 

109  xii  Joseph,  b.  20  April,   1766. 

xiii  William,  b.  12  May,  1768;    d.  7  Dec,  1779.* 

40  fMAJOR  ASA%  son  of  David^  and  Mary  (Newton)  Brig- 
ham; born,  2  Dec,  1721,  in  Westboro,  Mass;  died  in  Fitzwilliam, 
N.  H.,  6  Nov.,  1777;  married  23  Jan.,  1745,  Mary  Newton,  who 
died  17  Dec,  1795,  ae.  70.     See  Westboro  Vital  Records. 

He  resided  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  until  1775,  where,  in  1747,  he 
was  admitted  to  the  church.  His  house  was  still  standing  in 
1 894  in  an  excellent  state  of  preservation,  when  the  author  visited  it. 

"In  September,  1894,  I  visited  the  old  Shrewsbury  homestead 
of  Capt.  Asa  Brigham,  my  direct  ancestor  and  the  4th  generation 
from  Thomas  the  Puritan.  The  house  is  situated,  approximately, 
a  half  mile  east  of  Brigham  Hill  and  2^  miles  south-east  of  the 

•  "  Dec.  6,  1779.  Was  called  away  to  see  a  young  son  of  Capt.  Jonas  Brigham 
viz;  his  son  William  in  his  12th  year,  who  was  throught  to  be  under  extremely  dan- 
gerous  Symptoms.      I    went   prayed,   breakfasted   there." 

"  Dec.  7,  1779.  Mr.  Edward  Brigham  came  to  acquaint  me  that  his  Brother 
dyed  this  morning  and  to  desire  me  to  attend  ye  Funeral  on  Thursday;  at  nine  A.  M. 
I  remonstrated,  but  it  was  settled,  I  suppose." 

"Dec.  9,  1 779.... I  did  not  go  to  Capt.  Brigham's  as  I  was  at  first  desired.  Mr. 
Edward  had  come  yesterday  and  told  me  his  Father  would  conform  to  ye  proposal  to 
bring  ye  Corps  to  ye  Meeting-House.  They  did  so  and  I  prayed  there.  After  this 
they  proceeded  to  ye  Interment,  and  I  went  to  ye  Grave  with  ym.  We  re-entered  ye 
Meeting-House  and  having  prayed  already  began  with  singing.  Preached  on  ps.  68, 
26-28.".  . . . — Parkman  Diary. 

t  Colonial  War  Record:     Corporal,  i757. 


present  site  of  the  Shrewsbury  post-office  on  the  road  described 
as  "  the  back  road  from  the  old  pike  road  to  Westboro."  It 
faces  north  and  stands  on  a  slight  elevation  at  a  point  where 
the  road  makes  quite  a  bend  toward  the  east.  To  the  north-west, 
a  newer  and  more  modern  house  has  been  built  and  just  across 
the  road  a  barn,  the  original  one  having  been  torn  down  long 
since.  The  premises  are  at  present  occupied  by  Mr.  George 
Freeman.  The  old  house  has  a  gable  roof,  is  2  stories  high  below 
the  eaves,  and  at  the  time  of  its  erection  must  have  been  quite  a 
pretentious  structure.  It  has  22  windows  and  2  outside  doors — ■ 
1  in  the  front  and  1  in  the  back.  In  the  center  of  the  house,  divid- 
ing it  into  2  equal  parts,  is  an  immense  fire-place,  oven  and  chim- 
ney, constructed  of  stone  and  brick.  At  the  south  side  of  the  house 
is  a  hall  connecting  the  2  rooms  of  the  ground  floor;  in  this  hall 
are  2  doors,  1  leads  to  the  cellar,  and  the  other  is  an  outside  door; 
a  stairway  leads  to  the  next  floor.  The  2d  floor  has  another 
stairway  which  leads  to  the  attic.  Two  rods  south  of  the  house  is  the 
old  well  which  originally  supplied  the  barn  as  well  as  the  house, 
and  the  pipes  which  carried  the  water  to  the  barn  are  still  in 
position  8  feet  below  the  surface,  and  serve  to  carry  ofi"  the  excess 
of  water;  it  is  said  that  at  no  time  since  the  well  was  dug  has 
the  water  been  below  this  pipe.  The  stumps  of  2  huge  Elms 
may  be  seen,  one  of  which  I  measured  and  found  to  be  17^  ft. 
in  circumference.  In  1893,  during  a  heavy  storm,  one  of  the  large 
divisions  of  the  tree  was  split  oiF  and  falling  on  the  roof  of  the 
house  made  quite  a  hole  in  it;  the  tree  was  so  badly  disfigured 
it  was  cut  down.  Mr.  Freeman  presented  me  with  a  cane  turned 
from  this  tree." 

He  was  the  first  captain  of  So.  Militia  Co.  of  Shrewsbury,  and" 
moved  to  Fitzwilliam,  1775,  where  he  was  moderator  1775  and  '77; 
selectman,  1776;  on  Committee  of  Safety  and  Treasurer,  1777. 
See  Hist,  of  Fitzwilliam. 

Children,  all  born  in  Shrewsbury: 

110  i  Alpheus^  b.  30  April,  1746. 

111  ii  Molly,  b.  10  March,  1748. 

112  iii  Leonard,  b.  7  May,  1750. 

iv  Levlnah,   b.    21    Feb.,    1752;     m.    14    July,    1774,    Antipas,    son    of 

Isaac  Harrington  of  Troy,  N.  H.;    b.  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  30  Sept., 

1753.     Morse   says   "  had  ch."     Troy  Hist,   does   not  mention   him. 

113  V  Stephen,  b.  13  May,  1754. 

114  vi  Elizabeth,  b.  26  Sept.,  1756. 

vii  Asa,  b.  10  Sept.,  1758;  d.  Barnard,  Vt.,  1839;  m.  Sally  Newton; 
was  in  the  Revolutionary  War;  served  in  R.  I.,  in  1778,  in  CoL 
Josiah  Whitney's  Regt.;    res.  Barnard.    Ch.,  b.  there: 

1  Sophia",  b.  24  Feb.,  1786. 

2  Cloe,  b.  16  July,  1789;    m.  ;    res.  Barnard. 

3  Sally,  b.  2  May,  1792, 

110     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

4  Asa,  b.  16  June,  1794;    went  west  in  1830. 

5  Alden,  b.  28  Oct.,  1796;    m.  1822,  Lydia  Lathrop  Smith;    res. 
Barnard,  where  d.  1872;  ch.:  Dennis  S.'  of  Albany,  N.  Y. 

6  Polly,  b.  8  Sept.,  1798. 

viii  Thankful,  b.  13  June,  1760;  d.  28  July,  1849;  m.  6  Dec,  1786, 
Dr.  Isaac  Moore  Farwell,  b.  in  Townsend,  Mass.,  12  April,  1757; 
d.  in  Paris,  N.  Y.,  11  Aug.,  1840;  grad.  Dartmouth  Coll.;  went  to 
Utica,  N.  y. ;  was  selectman  and  town  clerk  of  FitzwiUiam, 
N.   H.     Ch.    (Farwell): 

1  Lyman",  b.  5  Oct.,  1798. 

2  Eli,  res.  Watertown,  N.  Y. 

3  More, 

4  Samuel,  res.  Utica. 

ix  Lyman,    b.    19    Nov.,    1762;     in    Revolutionary    War,    July    1780; 
received   £9   bounty    (FitzwiUiam,   Town  Records) ;     res.    Augusta, 
N.  Y.     3  daus. 
115      X  Josiah  Newton,  b.  30  March,  1765. 

41  MARTHA*,  daughter  of  Gershom^  and  Mehetabel  (War- 
ren) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  6  Oct.,  1704;  died,  15 
Oct.,  1782;  married  22  Feb.,  1725,  Capt.  Joseph,  son  of  John 
and  Jerusha  (Garfield)  Bigelow;  born  in  Marlboro,  1  Jan.,  1703; 
died,  24  Jan.,  1783.  Resided  in  Shrewsbury  in  1729,  and  was 
selectman  in  1748. 

Children   (Bigelow),  born  in  Shrewsbury: 

i  Capt.  Joseph^,  b.  9  Nov.,  1726;   m.  Olive  Beaman.    Ch.: 

1  Stephen",  and  several  daus. 
ii  Martha,  b.  3  May,  1728;    d.  y. 
iii  Charles,  b.  22  April,  1729;    m.  Lucy  Bennett.     Ch.: 

1  Andrew";     2   Joseph;    3   Charles;    4   Solomon;    5   John;     and 
iv  Martha,  b.  10  March,  1733;    d.  13  July,  1742. 
V  Stephen,  b.  10  Jan.,  1735;    d.  unm.,  1756. 

vi  Anna,  b.  14  Jan.,  1737;    m.  26  Oct.,  1757,  Samuel  Hastings, 
vii  Mehitable,  b.  14  Sept.,  1739;    d.  1746. 

viii  Solomon,   b.    13    Oct.,    1746;     m.    6    April,    1769,    Mary    Demmon, 
who  m.  (2)  William  Small  of  Fitchburg.    Solomon  d.  s.  p. 
ix  Mary,  b.  18  Sept.,  1748;    m.  2  June,  1768,  Isaac  Moor  of  Bolton, 
Mass.     Ch.   (Moor): 
1  Isaac";   2  Solomon;    and  5  daus. 

42  *  JOSEPH*  son  of  Gershom^  and  Mehetabel  (Warren) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  21  April,  1706;  died  29  July,  1786; 
married  (1)  26  Aug.,  1728,  f Comfort,  daughter  of  John  Bigelow 
who,  previous  to  her  birth,  had  been  a  captive  among  the  Indians, 
taken  15  Oct.,  1705;  (after  his  liberation  he  named  his  first-born 
Comfort  and  his  second  Freedom;  Miss  Ames  of  Marlboro  cor- 
rects  the   Morse   record);   she   d.   24   Sept.,    1755,  ae.   48;   married 

•  Colonial  War  Record:     Centinel    (probably   1725),   Capt.   N.   Brigham.     Marlboro 
Alarm  List,   17 S7- 

t  History   of  Marlboro. 


(2)    3   May,    1757,   Ruth,   daughter   of   Joseph   Riee  of   Marlboro, 
and   widow   of   Elisha   Ward;     born   in   Marlboro,    1    Sept.,    1721, 

died  1  Feb.,  1786.  „  .  ,         . 

He  resided  in  Marlboro  and  built  the  Joseph  Brigham-Ames 
house.  He  was  surveyor  in  1734;  petit  jury-man,  1738;  con- 
Btable,  1740;  selectman,  1749-50,  '62,  '64,  '71;  warden,  1766, 
and  tythingman,  1775. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  MehetlbeP,  b.  14  July,  1729;  d.  in  Berhn,  Mass  1763;  m^  748 
Capt.  Samuel  Jones  Jr.,  b.  in  B.,  1726;  d.  23  Jan.,  1797  he 
bouffht,  in  1748,  137  acres,  which  included  the  land  now  a  large 
parfof  the  cen  ral  village  of  BerUn,  where  he  bmlt  "Jones  Inn, 
r  749;  was  a  man  of  energy  and  good  judgment;  assistant 
sheriff.  He  m.  (2)  Dorothy  Wbitcomb,  dau.  of  John,  who  had 
children.     Ch.,  (Jones),  b.  in  BerUn: 

1  Mehetabel',  d.  y.,  probably  in  Marlboro. 

2  Samuel,  b.  22  March,  1751 ;    d.  y. 

3  Solomon,  b.  5  March,  1(753;    d.  y.  .  .    /i  a  f^milv 

4  Samuel,  b.  14  Feb.,  1757;    m.  Martha  Fay,  and  had  a  family, 
moved  to  Marlboro,  N.  H. 

5  Sally,  b.  19  Aug.,  1758. 

6  Solomon,  twin  to  Sally. 

7  Levina,  b.  1761;    m.  Stephen  Coolidge. 

116  u  Sarah,  b.  13  May,  1731. 

117  iii  Lavinah,  b.  10  July,  1733. 

iv  Joseph,  b.  14  June,  1735;    d.  17  July,  1742 
V  Pomfort   b   29  July,  1737;    d.  17  July,  1742. 

^  Martht  b    9  Sept''  1739;    m  20  Jan.,  1763,  Daniel  Barnes,  Jr.; 
h    19   Tulv    1736.     Ch.   (Barnes),  b.  in  Marlboro: 
lVoL%   b     6    Nov.,    1763;     m.   8    March,    1785,   Sarah,   dau.    of 

2  MaX,'^!^  May,  1766;    m  28  Aug.,  1783,  Fortunatus  Brig- 
ham,  168. 

118  vii  Stephen,  b.  15  Oct.,  1741. 

"'  t  SoVb'eX. V«l  ..  I.  Ma,  un>  ..  u  M„ch,  mo, 

Daniel,  son  of  Samuel  Stevens;    b.  7  May,  1746;    d.  7  Nov    1810 
he   m     (2)    3   June,    1772,   Lydia   Brigham,   dau.    of   44;     m.    (3) 
Lavrnia   Barnard,   and  had   ch.;    was   in   the   Revolution ;     res.   m 
Marlboro.     Ch.    (Stevens),  by  first  wife,  b.  Marlboro: 
1  Samuel,  b.  21  Feb.,  1771;    d^29  Aug     1775. 
X  Jonah,  b.   19   Nov.,  1747;    d.   1   Dec,  1827,  s.  p.;    m.  1771,  Sarah 

Walker.  ,  ^       .,  ^  «i 

xi  Lucy,  b.  19  Aug.,  1753;    m.  Samuel  Stratton,  son  of  61. 

43  *tGERSHOMS  son  of  Gershom^  and  Mehetabel   (Warren) 

Brigham;   born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  4  Nov.,  1712;    died  - 

;    married,  26  Mch.,   1741,  Mary,  daughter  of   Henry   and 

^''''^.t/-/:^8o::^'ElL?;oT;r7aii'4\o   Mr.    Gersho.   BH.ha.'s.      A    news- 
paper  of  Dec.   30,  is  ye  last." 

112     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Rebecca   (Haywood)   Lee,  who  died  in  Westboro,  5   Sept.,   1780.* 
He  resided  in  Westboro  where  he  held  town  offices  174-8-65. 

Children,  born  in  Westboro: 

i  HepsibahS  b.  20  Jan.,  1741-2,  and  no   further  reported. 

120  ii  Gershom,  b.  15  Oct.,  1747. 

iii  Seth,  b.  22  June,   1750;    res.   and  d.  in  Westboro;    no   family  re- 
ported (Vide  Hist,  of  Gardner). 
iv  Silas,    b.    27    March,    1753;    res.    and    d.    in    Westboro;    no    family 
V  Timothy,  twin   to   Silas,   res.   in   Westboro,   and   was   selectman   in 

vi  Joseph,  b.  23  Aug.,  1757;    d.  y. 
"^  vii  Mary,  twin  to  Joseph,  probably  m.  12  Dec,  1776,  Jonathan  Pres- 

'/.  cott,  Jr.,  of  Lancaster,  Mass. 

44  fSERGT.  BENJAMINS  son  of  Gershom^  and  Mehetabel 
(Warren)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  IQ  Feb.,  1714-15; 
died ;  married  Hannah  Merrill. 

He  is  supposed  to  have  inherited  the  ancient  homestead  of  his 
grandfather,  Thomas,  through  his  father  Gershom,  and  to  have 
left  it  to  his  youngest  son  Warren,  who  left  it  to  Benj  amin  Thomas^ 
Brigham,  son  of  488.  Warren  weighed  about  200  pounds  and  was 
of  medium  height. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

121  i  Benjamin^  b.  11  March,  1741-2. 

122  ii  Caleb,  b.  20  Nov.,  1743. 

123  iii  Benajah,  b.  15  March,  1745-6. 

124  iv  Hannah,  b.  1  May,  1748. 

125  V  Gershom,  b.  27  June,  1750. 

vi  Warren,  b.  16  Nov.,  1753;  d.  10  Jan.,  1840,  s.  p.;  m.  Lucy 
Marble,  who  d.  19  Nov.,  1858,  ae.  90.  He  was  well  educated,  but 
eccentric,  and  desired  to  keep  everything  "  as  it  always  was." 

vii  Lydia,  b.  28  Feb.,  1758;  d.  28  Dec,  1782;  m.  2  June,  1772, 
Daniel,  son  of  Samuel  Stevens,  whose  first  wife  was  Comfort 
Brigham,  dau.  of  42.     Ch.    (Stevens): 

1  Samuel^  b.  29  Oct.,  1776;    d.  16  Jan.,  1791. 

2  Lydia,  b.  18  May,  1778;  d.  11  April,  1842;  m.  1795,  Seth, 
son  of  Edmund  and  Hannah  (Gassett)  Rice  of  Westboro.  Ch. 
(Rice):    i  Lydia',  b.  12  April,  1796;    ii  Sophia,  b.  6  Feb.,  1798; 

*  "  Aug.   3,    1780.  ..  .Visit   Mr.   Gershom   Brigham's  wife  who  languishes. 

"  Aug.,  1780.  On  Deac.  Wood's  Horse  I  rode  to  Mr.  Gershom  Brigham's  to  see 
his  Wife  who  is  dangerously  ill.  The  State  of  her  Soul  is  deplorable  as  well  as  her 
Body.  She  was  very  sorry  yt  she  had  neglected  ye  Lord's  Supper.  She  was  in  much 
Confusion.      I   prayed   with   her  and   ye   Family.      I   dind  there." 

"  Aug.  31,  1780.  Mr.  Gershom  Brigham  brings  his  Wife's  Earnest  Desire  yt  I 
would  visit  her  again  &  preach  a  Sermon  there  to-day.  I  complyed — delivered  a 
short  Discourse  (as  I  could)  from  several  passages  in  Isa.  55.  '  Hear  and  your  Soul 
shall  live.'     May   God  bless  what   was  delivered.      Mrs.    B.   is   brot  very  low." 

"  Sept.  5,  1780.  Mr.  Gleason  came  and  informed  yt  Mr.  Gershom  Brigham's 
Wife  dyed  this  morning;  and  ye  Survivors  desire  me  to  attend  ye  Funeral  next 

"  Sept.  7,  1780.  I  rode  one  of  Alexander's  Horses  to  ye  Funeral  of  Mrs. 
Brigham   (Wife  of  Mr.   Gershom)   &  prayed  there " — Parkman  Diary. 

t  Colonial  War  Record:     Sergeant,   1757. 


iii   Samuel,  b.   11    Nov.,   1799;     iv   Lucy,  b.   20   Aug.,   1801;     v 
Hollis,  b.  26  June,  1803;    vi  Emeline,  b.  26  April,  1805. 
3  Edward,  b.  10  March,  1781;    d.  1  Aug.,  1782. 
viii  Levinah,  b.  2  Sept.,  1760;    m.  16  Dec,  1779,  John  Fay,  Jr.;    res. 
Marlboro.     Ch.  (Fay),  b.  Marlboro: 
1  Windsor",  b.  15  July,  1780. 

45  ELNATHANS  son  of  Elnathan^  and  Bethiah  (Ward) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  7  April,  1716;  died  2  Sept., 
1802,  in  Mansfield,  Conn.  He  settled  on  the  homestead  in  Mans- 
field, Conn. 

Children,  bom  in  Mansfield: 
126       i  Stephen',  b.  1744.  rr^,i„„H 

11  Elnathan,  b.  1757;    d.  s.  p.,  1835;    m.  Mary  ;    res.  ToUand, 

Conn.  Was  a  pensioner  in  1832,  and  probably  was  the  one  re- 
corded as  being  in  Capt.  Rudd's  Co.,  Tyler's  Brigade,  when 
attempting  to  dislodge  the  British  from  Newport,  from  Aug. 
2-Sept  12,  1778,  and  was  at  the  battle  of  Long  Island.  Also  m 
Capt.  Waterman's  Co.,  6  Sept.  to  8  Sept.,  1781,  and  on  duty 
in  New  London. 

46  PAULS  son  of  Elnathan^  and  Bethiah  (Ward)  Brigham; 
born  in  Mansfield,  Conn.;  died  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  3  May,  1746; 
married,  1  July,  1741,  Catherine  Turner,  who  married  (2),  18 
Oct.,  1750,  in  Coventry,  Benjamin  Carpenter  Jr.,  and  had  chil- 
dren, Alvin  and  Mabel.     Resided  in  Coventry. 


127  i  Thomas",  b.  7  March,  1742.  .,x  ,,    ,   j  n  ,«c 
u  Dinah,  b.  14  Nov.,  1743;    d.  16  March,  1836;    m.  (1)  Medad  Curtis, 

who  d.  in  Conn.;    they  had  son  John',  who  moved  to  Ohio;    she  m. 
(2)  9  April,  1776,  EUsha  Tracy. 

128  iii  Paul,  b.  6  Jan.,  1746. 

47  URIAHS  son  of  Elnathan^  and  Bethiah  (Ward)  Brigham; 
born  in  Mansfield,  Conn.,  about  1723;  died  in  Coventry,  Conn., 
25  Jan.,  1777,  se.  54.  He  settled  in  Coventry  and  married  (1) 
Lydia  Ward,  who  died  14  Dec,  1750,;  and  married  (2)  Ann, 
daughter  of  Amos  Richardson  of  Coventry,  28  May,  1754.  He 
was  a  patriot,  and  his  anxiety  for  his  country  is  believed  to  have 
hastened  his  death.     He  was  very  plain  in  all  his  tastes. 

Children   {by  first  wife),  born  in  Coventry: 
129       1  Hannah',  b.  9   April,  1746. 

ii  ("Capt.")  Gershom,  b.  1750;  d.  s.  p.  in  C.  about  1834,  ffi.  84; 
m.  13  Jan.,  1774,  Anne  Parker  of  C,  who  died  18  Aug.,  1815, 
86.  66;  was  an  inn-keeper.  In  vol.  ii.  of  Recs.  Conn.,  he  is  granted 
leave.  May,  1778,  to  "  keep  a  house  of  publick  entertainment  where 
he  dweUs  til  next  Mch.  1,  provided  he  executes  proper  bond  to 
Treasurer  of  Windham  Co."  He  lived  on  the  "great  road" 
from  Hartford  to  Boston. 

114     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children  {by  second  wife)  : 

iii  Roger,  b.  28  Oct.,  1755;    d.  Nov.,  1760. 

130  iv  Bethiah,  b.  14  July,  1757. 

131  V  Anna,  b.  14  Oct.,  1759. 

vi  Norman,    b.    2    Dec,    1761;     d.    Aug.,    1782,    after    release    from 
British  Prison  Ship  in  N.  Y.  Harbor, 

132  vii  Don  Carlos,  b.  21  Feb.,  1764. 

133  riii  Cephas,  b.  7  Dec,  1765. 

ix  Martha   (or  Marcia),  b.  28  Jan.,  1770;    bapt.  in  Coventry,   1778; 

m.  Edgarton. 

X  Lucy    (or  Lucia),  b.   6   Nov.,  1771;   bapt.  in  Coventry,   1778;  m. 

31  Aug.,  1800,  Dr.  Rice  of  Glastonbury,  Conn. 

48  SAMUELS  son  of  John  Jr.^  and  Martha  Brigham;  born 
in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  27  April,  171 6;  was  drowned;  married  Mary 
.     He  lived  in  Sudbury. 

Children,  horn  in  Sudbury: 

i  Martha^    b.    1    Aug.,    1739;     m.    27    April,    1775,    John    Goodnow. 
Ch.   (Goodnow),  b.  Sudbury: 

1  Elizabeth'^,  b.   10  Feb.,  1770. 

2  Jonas,  b.  4  Dec,  1775. 

3  Nahum,  b.  14  Dec,  1777. 

4  Martha,  b.   19  May,  1780. 

ii  Mary,   b.   25   Sept.,    1741;     m.    14   Jan.,    1761,   Samuel    Balcom   of 

Sudbury;    no  ch.  recorded, 
iii  Sarah,  b.  2  Jan.,  1744;    m.   Reuben  Willis, 
iv  John,  b.  31  Jan.,  1746. 
V  Samuel,  b.  31  Jan.,  1746;    m.  6  June,  1776,  Hannah  BrintaU;    he 

was    on    the    Sudbury   muster-roll    of    1775;     no    ch.    recorded    in 

vi  Phebe,  b.   17  June,   1748;    d.  y. 

134  vii  Hosea,  b.  6  Sept.,  1750. 
viii  Phebe,  b.  13  Jan.,  1751. 

ix  Hannah,  b.  1   Feb.,  1754;    m.  2  Feb.,   1775,  Samuel  Gleason.     Ch. 
(Gleason),  b.  Sudbury: 

1  JoeP,  b.  15  July,  1775. 

2  Buth.  b.  5  Sept.,  1777. 

3  Molly,  b.  21  March,  1781. 

135  X  Joel,  b.  5  March,  1756. 

136  xi  Jonas,  b.  26  May,  1758. 

49  SARAHS  daughter  of  John  Jr.^  and  Martha  Brigham; 
born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  29  Mch.,  1718;  married,  18  Mch.,  1736, 
Capt.  Samuel  Brown;  born  in  Chelmsford,  or  Rutland,  Mass.,  8 
Dec,  1700. 

He  was  in  the  French  and  Indian  Wars.  He  went  from  Concord 
to  Rutland  (now  Paxton),  Mass.,  where  he  resided  south-east  of 
Turkey  Hill  Pond;  held  town  offices  and  was  in  the  military 
service;  he  malted  barley  and  made  brick;  was  moderator  (1765) 
of  the  first  Paxton  town  meeting;  subscribed  to  the  first  church 
covenant    when    organized    in    1767;     will    dated    1     June,    1776; 


son  Abel  became  executor  23  April,  1794.     See  Hists.  of  Rutland 
and  Paxton. 

Children  {Brown),  horn  in  Rutland : 
i  Abel\  b.  probably   1739. 

ii  Martha,  b.  probably  1743;    m.  Williams. 

iii  Abigail,  b.  probably  1746;    m.  Davis. 

iv  Samuel,  b.  1749. 

V  Alpheus,   b.    1752;     had    a    descendant,    Charles    Brigham    Brown, 
who  was  local  historian  of  Rutland. 

vi  Abijah,  b.  Paxton,  9  Oct.,  1755;  d.  1834-6;  m.  1775,  Phebe,  dau. 
of  Dr.  Solomon  Parsons  of  Leicester,  Mass.;  b.  1755;  a  "Minute 
Man,"  and  marched  to  Lexington  with  Capt.  Phineas  Moore; 
afterward  in  the  Continental  Army  3  years;  moved  to  Swanzey, 
N.  H.     Ch.: 

1  Elizabeth^  b.  9  Oct.,  1779;  d.  13  July,  1865;  m.  Stephen 
Green  of  Leicester,  Mass.,  b.  24  Dec,  1772;  d.  6  March,  1842; 
had  6  ch.  the  3d  one,  Samuel,  was  living  in  Spencer,  Mass., 
in  1905;    has  a  son,  Charles  A.  Green  of  Maiden,  Mass. 

2  Phebe,  b.  14  July,  1781. 

3  Sarah,  b.  17  Nov.,  1783;  m.  Philemon  Whitcomb  of  Swanzey, 
N.  H.,  and  Fayston,  Vt.,  who  had  Zelinda,  who  m.  Merrill 
Tyler,  who  had  Laura  E.,  who  m.  Dr.  Gershom  N.  Brigham, 
598,  father  of  the  author  of  this  volume. 

4  Solomon,  b.  23  July,  1785. 

5  David,  b.  1787. 

6  Abijah,  b.  1789. 

7  Briffham,  h.  1790. 

8  Jer'usha,  b.  19  March,  1792. 

9  Harriet,  h.  21  June,  1794. 

10  Orrin,  b.  3  Aug.,  1796. 

11  Jonathan  Hubbard,  h.  8  June,  1798. 

50  *JOHN^  son  of  Thomas^  and  Elizabeth  (Bowker)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  14  Sept.,  1726;  married  "Gate" 
(Catherine)  Willis. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

i  Elijah^  b.  9  Oct.,  1773;    d.  7  Sept.,  1775. 

137  ii  Samuel,  b.  3  March,  1775. 

138  iii  Elijah,  b.  13  Oct.,  1776. 

139  iv  Eber,   b.   28   June,   1778. 

V  Catherine,  b.   2  April,   1780;    probably   d.  unm. 
vi  John,  b.  20  Feb.,  1783. 

140  vii  William,  b.  20  Dec,  1784. 

viii  Elizabeth,  b.  15  June,  1786;    d.  unm.,  16  April,  1875. 
ix  Sally,    b.    4    Aug.,    1788;     d.    Sudbury,    1    Sept.,    1870;     m.    1809, 

Elisha  Maynard. 
X  Abigail,  b.   5  Jan.,   1790. 

xi  Mary,  b.  2  Dec,  1793;    d.  unm.,  1  March,  1846. 
xii  Chloe,  b.  3  March,  1795;    d.  1  April,  1836;    m.  1815,  Cyrus  Willis. 

*  There  may  be  an  intermediate  generation   ("  Capt.   Isaac  "). 

116     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

51  *LIEUT.  ABIJAHS  son  of  Thomas^  and  Elizabeth  (Bow- 
ker)  Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  26  Aug.,  1737;  died 
there,  2  April,  1814,  ae.  76;  married  5  June,  1759,  Eunice  Willis, 
b.   16  Jan.,  1741;  died  9  March,  1826,  ae.  85. 

Was  a  Lieut,  in  the  Revolution  and  on  the  Sudbury  muster  roll 
of  1775;  he  marched  on  the  Lexington  alarm  from  Sudbury  to 
Cambridge.  Was  in  Capt.  A.  Wheeler's  Co.,  Col.  E.  Howe's  regi- 
ment, as  2d  Lieut.,  commissioned  5  July,  1776;  also,  enlisted  20 
Oct.,  1779,  as  2d  Lieut,  in  Capt.  A.  Cranston's  Co.,  Col.  Denny's 
regiment.  Was  a  blacksmith,  and  resided  on  the  ancient  Dr. 
John  Brigham  homestead  in  Sudbury,  where  he  was  selectman  in 
1778,  '81,  and  '87.  The  dates  of  his  children  and  some  of  his  later 
descendants  are  taken  from  his  old  Bible  in  possession  of  Newell 
Willcomb,  who  lives  on  the  John  Jr.  homestead  and  who  married 
Emma,  youngest  daughter  of  Lewis  Brigham  of  Maynard,  Mass. 
Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

i  AbeP,  b.  25  March,  1760;  he  was  a  soldier  in  the  Revolution  from 
Sudbury  in  1775;  he  settled  in  Paris,  N.  Y.  Ch.:  Abel,  Jr.",  and 
3  daus. 

141  ii  John,  b.  19  May,  1762. 

142  iii  Joseph,  b.  26  Sept.,  1764. 

iv  Eunice,  b.  7  Feb.,  1767;    d.  1773. 
V  Reuben,  b.  21  Sept.,  1769;    settled  in  Paris,  N.  Y.     Ch.: 

1  Reuben,  Jr.^ 

2  George,  and  daughters. 

vi  Elizabeth   (Betsey),  b.  14  April,  1772;    d.  1781. 
vii  Abner,   b.   31    Oct.,   1774;     d.    16   Aug.,   1807;     m.   Persis   Bowker, 
20    April,    1797.      Ch.: 

1  Sophia",  bapt.  Sudbury,  6  Jan.,  1799. 

2  Louisa. 

viii  Eunice,  b.  5  July,  1779;    m.   11  Dec,  1798,  Loring  Wheeler. 

52  fDR.  SAMUEL*,  son  of  Capt.  SamueP  and  Abigail  (Moore) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  3  March,  1723;  died,  West 
Indies,  1756;  married  (1),  24  Nov.,  1747,  Elizabeth  Wood,  who 
died  s.  p.;  married  (2),  9  Jan.,  1752,  Anna,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Benjamin  Gott  of  Marlboro;  born  there,  8  Jan.,  1731;  |she  mar- 
ried   (2)    §Capt.   Maynard   of  Westboro,   Mass.,   and   died   6   July, 

*  Colonial  War  Record:  In  1755,  private  on  Crown  Point  expedition.  Also  13 
weeks  with   Capt.   Samuel   Dakin. 

In   1758,   with   Capt.   Henry   Spring,   Col.   William  Williams. 

t  Colonial  War  Record:  Surgeon,  14  weeks  on  Crown  Point  expedition,  Col. 
Joshua  Browne. 

t  She  is  the  "Cousin  Maynard"  of  Rev.  E.  Parkman's  Diary;  she  was  a  niece 
of  Madam  Parkman.  "  Mrs.  Maynard  dined  here  "  is  a  frequent  note  in  the  Diary, 
particularly    on    Sunday. 

§  "  Capt.    Maynard   has   the  reputation  of  being   the   wealthiest   man   of  his   day   in 

Westboro,    and    his    house,    burned    a    few    years    ago,    was    solid    and    handsome 

The  work  on  his  farm  for  many  years  was  performed  by  slaves,  and  he  was  loth  to 
give  them  up,  so  loth,  that  the  heavy  stone  walls  by  the  side  of  the  avenue  leading 
to  his  house  are  said  to  be  among  the  very  last  labor  performed  by  slaves  in  Massa- 
chusetts "    (Foot-note,  Parkman  Diary,   p.   62). 


1799,  and  was  interred  in  the  ancient  burying-ground  in  Westboro, 
near  the  south  wall. 

Dr.  Samuel  settled  in  Marlboro  and  was  chosen  selectman  in 
1755;  he  represented  Marlboro  in  the  General  Court  in  1741. 
History  states  that  he  received  £59  10s.  for  teaching  "  2  quarters  " 
in  1747.  He  went  to  the  West  Indies  as  an  army  surgeon,  was 
taken  with  yellow  fever  and  died  there. 

Children  (by  second  wife),  bom  in  Marlboro: 

i  EUzabeth^  b.  11  Aug.,  1752;  d.  20  June,  1798;  m.  17  Dec,  1778, 
Dea.  David  Goodell  of  Marlboro,  b.  1716;  they  probably  had 
no  children.* 

143  11  Anna,  b.  29  Oct.,  1753. 

Hi  Susannah,  b.  12  April,  1755;  m.  4  Oct.,  1770  (?),  Elisha,  son  of 
John  Hudson  (who  with  8  sons  was  in  the  Revolution);  b.  in 
M.,  174—;  was  in  the  French  War,  1756-58-60;  was  m  the 
Revolution  from  Northboro;  moved  to  Canada,  where  died.  Ch. 
(Hudson),  b.  Marlboro: 

1  William^  b.  29   March,   1770. 

2  Samuel,  b.  25  Dec,  1771. 
Others,  names  unknown. 

144  iv  Samuel,  b.  posthumous,  21   Aug.,   1756. 

53  fLIEUT.  URIAHS  son  of  Capt.  SamueP  and  AbigaQ 
(Moore)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  10  Sept.,  1727; 
died  there,  22  Oct.,  1782;  married,  12  July,  1750,  Sarah  Breck, 
daughter  of  Dr.  Benjamin  and  Sarah  (Breck)  Gott  (Mrs.  Gott 
was  the  daughter  of  Rev.  Robert  Breck  of  Marlboro  and  sister 
of   Madam   Parkman)  ;   born   in   Marlboro,   21    March,    1729;   died 

31   Jan.,  1815. 

Morse  says  of  Uriah  that  he  was  brought  up  a  gentleman  s  son 
and  never  performed  a  day's  labor  in  his  life;  that  he  lived  in 
the  style  of  the  English  gentry,  receiving  the  visits  of  the  elite 
from  far  and  near,  keeping  an  open  house,  in  which  there  was 
no  limit  to  his  hospitality.  His  estate  bore  the  strain  of  such  a 
lavish  style  of  living  better  than  might  have  been  expected,  last- 
ing through  his  time,  but  was  so  involved,  at  his  death,  that  the 
administrators  had  employment  for   30  years.      He  resided  in  the 

*  "  17    Dec,    1778 At    eve    there    were    two    marriages,    viz:    Mr.    David    Godell 

to   Miss   Elizabeth    Brigham    (Cousin    Maynard's    Dauter)    8    Dollars.....^.... 

"20  Dec      1778  ..Mr.  David  Goodell  the  Bridegroom  and  his  Bride  together 

with  her  mother  Maynard  dined  here,  as  did  Mr.  Elijah  Brigham  P.  M.  The  Bride- 
groom preached  on  I  Cor.  6.  19-20.  and  I  hope  to  ye  Glory  of  God.  He  went  from 
ye  Meeting  House,   with   his  new   Spouse,   to   Capt.    Maynard  s.  ,      ^,     . 

"q  Tune  1779.  Sophy,  with  Mr.  Brigham,  in  Mr.  Newton  s  Chaise  goes  to 
Marlboro.  Mr.  Goodell  here  and  shows  me  ye  Certificate  of  his  Ordination  at  large,  or 
as  a  Missionary,  to  go  to  the   State  of  Vermont." 

«,    pgb      17880       Hear   that   Mr.    David   Goodall   and   his   Wife   were   come 

from  Athol  &  passed  by  to  Capt.  Maynard's  yesterday He  is  going  to  Marl- 
boro, his  Father  being  dyed   Izttly."— Parkman  Diary.  w         t 

t  Colonial  War  Record:  Lieut.  1762,  3d  Marlboro  Co.,  Capt.  Thomas  How,  Jr., 
Col.  Ward. 

118     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

south  part  of  Marlboro  on  a  part  of  the  estate  which  had  be- 
longed to  his  father.*  Was  chosen  warden  in  1764  and  selectman 
in  1765,  '68  and  '69,  and  town  clerk  in  1769. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

145  i  John  GottS  b.  8  Feb.,  1750-1. 

146  ii  Henry,  b.  26  Oct.,  1752  (N.  S.). 

ill  Sarah,  b.  22  Jan.,  1755;  m.  in  Sudbury,  14  March,  1782,  Dr. 
Nathaniel  Gott  of  Wenham,  Mass.;  settled  in  Guildhall,  Vt., 
and  rem.  to  Cooperstown,  N.  Y. ;    1  son. 

147  iv  Uriah,  b.  11  July,  1757. 

V  Abigail,  b.  31  Dec,  1759;    m.  David  Wait;    res.  Sterling,  Mass.; 

2  sons  and  3  daus. 
vi  Persis,  b.  7  April,   1762;    m.  Alexander  Watson;    res.   Frankfort, 
N.  Y. 

148  vii  Edward,  b.  13  June,  1764. 

viii  Nathaniel,  b.  17  Aug.,  1766;    d.  j. 
ix  Robert,  b.  14  Dec,  1769;    d.  j. 
X  Anne,  b.  16  Aug.,  1773;   m.  Charles  Safford;    res.  Lancaster,  Mass., 

and  d.  s.  p. 
xi  Robert  Breck,  b.  2  Jan.,  1776;  d.  about  1815,  in  Worcester,  Mass., 

54  fGEORGE*,  son  of  Capt.  SamueP  and  Abigail  (Moore) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  17  March,  1730;  died  in 
Southboro,  Mass.,  27  March,  1808;  married  Mary,  daughter  of 
Ebenezer  Bragg  of  Shrewsbury,  Mass.;  born  4  Jan.,  1735;  died 
4  Feb.,  1822. 

George  settled  first  on  a  farm  in  the  south  part  of  Marlboro, 
which  his  father  left  him.  His  uncle.  Col.  Timothy,  made  him 
his  heir,  and  he  came  into  possession  of  another  fine  farm  in 
Southboro,  where  he  removed  and  resided  until  his  decease.  In 
1774  was  on  a  Committee  of  Safety  to  draw  up  a  covenant  of 
non-consumption  of  British  goods ;,  selectman  in  1774,  '75  and  '76; 
in  1775  on  a  committee  of  3,  representing  Marlboro,  in  the  Provi- 
sional Government;  representative  to  the  General  Court  in  1776, 
'77,  and  '81,  from  Marlboro,  and  chosen  representative  from  South- 
boro 9  May,  1785.  In  one  year,  1771,  he  lost  six  children  by  death, 
and  2  the  year  of  the  dreadful  epidemic,  1775.  Hist,  of  Marlboro, 
p.  186. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Phineas^  b.  25  May,  1755;    d.  3  July,  1755. 
ii  George,  b.  22  July,  1756;    d.  26  Aug.,  1782. 

149  iii  Phineas,  b.  7  Oct.,  1757. 

*  "  i8   Apr.,    1780 Mr.    Stone  and   I   rode  together  to  Marlboro.     I   visited 

our  Kinsman,  Lt.  Uriah  Brigham,  where  I  lodged." 

"19  Apr.,  1780.  A  Storm  of  Rain  and  Snow — but  I  ventured  to  try  for  Home. 
Sat  out  in  y©  Morning  under  another  Disadvantage,  viz.,  the  Horse  lame — got  to 
Captain  Edmund  Brigham's  and  dined  there.  Arrived  safe  at  home  about  3  P.  M." 
Parkman  Diary. 

t  Colonial  War  Record:     26  April,   1757,  with  Col.  Abe  Williams  from  Marlboro. 


iv  Timothy,  b.  II  Feb.,  1759;    d.  6  Jan.,  1804,  unm.,  in  Southboro. 

V  Louisa,  b.  27  Sept.,  1760;    d.  18  Sept.,  1771, 
vi  Ashbel,  b.  3  March,  1762;    d.  27  Sept.,  1771. 

vii  Mary,  b.  18  Dec,  1763;    d.  27  Aug.,  1771. 
viii  Thankful,  b.  7  May,  1765;    m.  Capt.  Daniel  Brigham,  162. 
ix  Zerviah,  b.  6  Apr.,  1767;    d.  11  Sept.,  1771. 
X  Samuel,  b.  27  Jan.,  1769;    d.  1  Sept.,  1771. 
xi  Stephen,  b.  7  Jan.,  1771;    d.  3  March,  1771. 

150  xii  Ashbel  Samuel,  b.  2  March,  1772. 

xiii  Mary  Louisa,  b.  6  May,  1773;    d.  2  Sept.,  1775. 
xiv  Stephen,  b.  8  Aug.,  1774;    d.  11  Sept.,  1775. 
XV  Frances,  b.  24  Dec,  1776;   m.  Nathan  Brigham,  son  of  71. 
xvl  William,  b.  2  April,  1779;   m.  Mary  Graves;   was  mortally  wounded 

in  the  battle  of  Tippecanoe,   and   d.   8   Dec,   1811,  in   Vincennes, 

Ind.,  s.  p. 
xvii  Infant,  d.  unnamed. 

55  DOROTHY*  (Morse  calls  her  "Dorotha  "),  daughter  of 
Lieut.  Jedediah^  and  Bethiah  (Howe)  Brigham;  born  in  Marl- 
boro, Mass,  2  March,  1721;  died  4  Sept.,  1796;  married,  25  Jan., 
1738-9,  Thomas,  son  of  Thomas  and  Rebekah  (Perkins)  Howe; 
born  in  Marlboro,  20  June,   1716. 

Children  (Hoice),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  SibyF,  b.  29  May,  1740;    d.  23  July,  1823;    m.  Peter  Wood  from 

Concord  to  Marlboro;    J.  P.  and  prominent  man,  who  d.  5  March, 

1820.     Ch.   (Wood): 

1  Dorothy^;     2    Thomas;     3    Martha;     4    Anna;     5    Moses;     6 


ii  Fiske,  b.  23  June,  1741;    m.  Lydia  Bigelow  of  Shrewsbury,  Mass., 

dau.  of  78. 
iii  Antipas,    b.    16    April,    1745;     m.    Catherine    Tainter;     moved    to 
Princeton,  Mass.     Ch.: 
1  Catherine'. 
iv  Artemas,  b.  11  March,  1747;    moved  to  Templeton. 

V  Francis,  b.  26  June,  1750;    d.  28  Feb.,  1833;    m.  Mary  Hap  good; 
res.  Marlboro.     Ch.: 

1  Joseph'^;   2  Francis;   3  Lewis;   4  Ezekiel;   5  Thomas;    6  Polly; 
7  Lucy;   8  Lydia;   9  Lambert;    10  Abigail. 

56  SOLOMON*,  son  of  Lieut.  Jedediah^'  and  Bethiah  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass,  25  May,  1723;  died  there, 
1  Feb.,  1807;    married  (1),  1  Aug.,  1754,  Martha  Boyd;    married 

(2),  Sally  ,  who  died  16  Jan.,  1797.     He  settled  near  Fel- 

tonville  in  Marlboro  where  his  grand-son,  Charles®  Brigham,  long 
resided;  was  selectman,  1777;  overseer  of  the  poor,  1779  and 
'80;    grand  jury-man,  1782. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro:  ^ 

151  i  Lovewell",  b.  1  Dec,  1754 

ii  Bethiah,  b.  31  July,  1756;  d.  24  Aug.,  1848,  unm.,  ae.  92. 
iii  Charles,  b.  20  Aug.,  1758;    d.  y. 

120     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

!  iv  Timothy,  b.  22  Nov.,  1760;    d.  15  Nov.,  1811,  unm. 

V  Artemas,  b.  24  Jan.,  1763;    d.  y. 
152     vi  Ivory,  b.  30  April,  1765, 

57  FRANCIS*,  son  of  Lieut.  Jedediah^  and  Bethiah  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  13  Aug.,  1725;  died  about 
1810  (see  N.  E.  Hist.  Gen.  Reg.,  vol.  29,  p.  69);  married  Phebe, 
daughter  of  Jabez  and  Phebe  (Eager)  Ward;  born  in  Marlboro, 
22  Nov.,  1730;  died  in  Nevr  Marlboro,  Mass.,  about  1800.  He 
was  a  first  settler  in  New  Marlboro,  and  kept  a  public  house  during 
the  Revolution. 


Children,  born  in  New  Marlboro: 

1  Lucretia^  m.  Jonathan  Harmar  of  N.  M.     Ch.   (Harmar)    (Morse 
says   "Harman"),   b.   N.   M.: 
1  Jonathan^;    2  William;    3  Lovisa;    4  Origen;    5  Belinda. 

153  ii  Artemas. 

iii  Origen,  M.  D.,  d.  about  1812,  s.  p.;  m.  Eleanor  Soule;  he  was  a 
physician  and  surgeon  in  the  Revolution;  was  the  leading 
physician  in  Schoharie,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died;  original  member 
of  the  Society  of  the  Cincinnati;  was  Surgeon's  mate  with  Warner 
in   Bailey's  2d   Regt.,  in   1781. 

iv  Clarissa,  m.  Hathaway,  and  res.  in  Vermont. 

V  Candace,  m.  Seth  Norton;    res.,  s.  p..  New  Marlboro, 
vi  Jedediah,  d.  Vernon,  N.  Y.,  1835;    m.  Olive  Clark.     Ch.,  b.  Vernon: 
1  Candace^;    2  Emma;    3  George;    4  Henry  Augustus,  a  lawyer 
in  Western  N.  Y. 
vii  Catherine,    m.    Maj.    Jonathan    Chapman;     res.    Chatham,    N.    Y.; 
o.  s.  p. 

154  viii  John,  b.  1767. 

ix  Francis,  d.  unm.,  Syracuse,  N.  Y.;    res.  Vernon,  N.  Y. 
X  Sophia,  d.  unm.,  at  Westfield,  N.  Y.,  about  1841. 

58  LUCY*,  daughter  of  Lieut.  Jedediah^  and  Bethiah  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  15  May,  1727;  died  in  Berlin, 
Mass.,  14  May,  1778;  married  Col.  Silas  Bailey  of  Berlin,  where 
he  died,  30  Oct.,  1793,  ae.  70.  He  was  a  plucky  patriot,*  and 
interested  in  Shay's  Rebellion;  married  (2)  Mrs.  Elizabeth  (Rice) 
Brigham,  widow  of  Capt.  Paul  Brigham,  82,  of  Marlboro,  and 
married    (3)    Catherine,   daughter   of   Eleazer   Howe  of  Marlboro. 

Children  {Bailey),  by  first  marriage,  born  in  Berlin: 

i  Lieut.  Timothy*,  b.   9  Feb.,  1749;    killed  in  the   Revolution,  1780; 
m.  Martha  Rice,  and  left  small  family, 
ii  Bertha,  b.  4  Oct.,  1752. 

iii  Major  Silas,  b.  22  July,  1756;    res.   Northboro,  where  d.  3  Oct., 
1840;    m.  Lavinia  Bartlett.    Ch.: 
1  Timothy'^;   2  Silas;   3  Holloway;   4  Calvin;   5  Levina;    6  Lewis; 
7  Lucy;  3  d.  y. 

*"ii    Nov.,    1780 At    eve    Col.    Silas    Bailey    here,    returning    from    Rhode 

Island,   his  son  Timothy  dyed  there  &   is  buryd." — Parkman  Diary. 


iv  Lucy,  b.  6  Jan.,  1759;    m.  Jabez  Fairbanks,  who  was  grandfather 

of  Col.  Silas  Fairbanks  of  Hudson,  Mass. 
V  Amherst:  b.  27  July,  1761;    d.  in  BerUn,  9  Nov     1830;    m.  Lydxa 
Barnes  of  Bolton,  Mass.;    he  had  the  homestead^    Ch.: 
1  Lucy';    2  William;    3  Persis;    4  Sarah;    5  Calvm;    6  Hannah, 
7  Zilpah;  8  Lucinda;   9  d.  y. 
vi  Calvin,  b.  3  Jan.,  1763. 

50  ^STEPHENS  son  of  Lieut.  Jedediah^  and  Bethiah  (Howe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  "2  Nov.,  or  11  Feb.,"  1732 
(Marlb.  Hist.);  died  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  17  April,  1821;  marned 
4  Jan.,  1757,  Betsey,  daughter  of  Col.  John  and  Dinah  (Keyes) 
Weeks,  born  in  Marlboro,  26  Jan.,  1736;  died  6  Sept.,  1787- 
Moved  to  Princeton,  where  was  one  of  the  earliest  planters. 

Children,  born  in  Princeton: 

'"      U  B^yXtYlClfm,    d.  1840;    m.  ..,  1.9.,  Jonath.n 
Newton;    res.  Alstead,  N.  H.    Ch.  (Newton):         ,      ^   ^  ^ 
1  Asa';   2  Silas,  who  had  the  homestead;    3  Joel;    i  Betsey. 

156  iii  Stephen,  b.   9   Aug.,   1762. 

157  iv  Abner,  b.  31  May,  1764. 

158  v  Asa,  b.  2  June,  1767. 

'''    ^  ^^9f^"i^:!'^-  ^8  Aug.,  1843;    m.  2  Nov.,  1806,  Samuel 
Russell;    res.  E.  Sudbury,  Mass.     Ch.  (Russell): 

1  Reuben',  b.   23   April,   1808;    d.   s.   p.   m   St.   Louis    20   Aug., 
1849;    moved  West;    m.  Jane  Patterson  of  Circleville,  O. 

2  Abbi  b.  21  April,  1810;    m.  28  March,  1857,  Dea.  Waldo  Win- 
ter;    res.  Clinton,  Mass. 

3  Sarah,  h.  8  Nov.,  1811;    unm. 
Other  ch.  names  unknown. 

160  viii  Silas,  b.  12  Aug.,  1776. 

ix  Lydia,  m.  Nov.,  1796,  EUjah  WUd.  ,    ^    .     .      _  .,,    M«« 

X  Persis,  m.  15  May,  1796,  John  Whitcomb,  b.  in  \^^'^^'f''^^2^ 
6  May,  1770;  drowned,  W.  Boylston,  Mass.,  11  Sept.,  1820,  she 
d.  in  Ware,  Mass.,  1830;    res.  Princeton      Ch.   (Whitcomb) : 

1  Sally',  b.  21  March,  1797;    m.  (1)  OUver  Nash;    m.  (2)  Ehjah 
Kennon;    had  a  family  by  each  m.;    res.  Medford    Mass. 

2  Persis,  b.    17   May,   1799;    d.   in  Barre,   Vt.,   1872;   m.    Henry 
Keyes;    4  sons  and  1  dau. 

3  Betsey,  h.  1601;   d.  1883. 

I  John  A.,  b.  14  Sept.,  1803;    d.  in  Boston,  1851;    m.  Carohne 

Pierce;    6  sons  and  1  dau. 
5  Lydia,  b.  2  Jan.,  1806;    d.  in  Boston,  1863;    m.  Thomas  Ayer 
of  Boston;    2  daus.  and  1  son. 
161     xi  Aaron,  b.  13  March,  1781. 

60  tWINSLOW*,  son  of  Lieut.  Jedediah^  and  Bethiah  (Howe) 
Briffham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  SO  Aug.,  1736;  died  there  29 

'Colonial   War  Record:     i757,   ^d  Marlboro   Co..   Capt.   J.   Peeks'    Train  Bana 
^cTnial    War   Record:     Private    1756.   CapL   Howe.    ,5   weeks     x    day-  J"   C°'„ 
Willard's  Regt.,  Crown  Point.     i757.  Private  2d  Marlboro  Co..  Capt.  J.  Weeks     irain 


t  History   of  Marlboro,   p.   377- 

122     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Aug.,  1791;  married  29  July,  1760,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Daniel 
Harrington  of  Marlboro  (whose  great-grandfather  was  a  proprietor 
of  Watertown);  born  in  Marlboro,  20  March,  1737;  died  25  Oct., 

Morse  says :  "  Winslow  was  an  uncommon  man  and  a  dis- 
tinguished citizen.  Up  to  the  time  he  came  upon  the  stage,  the 
municipal  affairs  of  Marlboro  from  the  first,  had  been,  in  a  great 
degree,  managed  by  the  Brighams,  although  they  had  constituted 
only  a  fraction  of  her  numerical  population ;  but  during  the  eventful 
period  of  our  Revolutionary  struggle,  he  and  his  namesakes  seem 
to  have  had  almost  the  entire  control."  .  .  .  Apparently  no 
vigilance  committees  were  organized  "  until  the  last  year  of  the'war, 
when,  with  a  new  settler,  arrived  a  spirit  of  jealousy  or  rivalry,  and 
every  Brigham,  save  one,  was  displaced  from  office ;  and  he  who  had 
held  the  highest  in  the  town  was  insulted  with  the  lowest  and  a  com- 
mittee of  vigilance  and  correspondence  chosen.  But  this  overturn 
lasted  but  one  year.  The  Brighams  were  re-elected,  and  Winslow 
again  chosen  town  clerk  and  selectman,  in  which  offices  he  had 
served  the  preceding  ten  years  and  he  was  continued  for  years  after- 
wards as  selectman."  He  was  town  clerk,  1770-'80-'82 ;  assessor; 
1769-'73-'77-'81-'82-'84.-'86-'88;  Rep.  to  General  Court,  1783-'84; 
delegate  Constitutional  Convention,  1779;  selectman,  1770-'80-'82- 

He  resided  on  the  homestead  of  his  great-grandfather,  and  carried 
on  the  tannery.  Aug.  4,  1791,  he  made  his  will.  He  provided  with 
great  care  for  his  wife,  Elizabeth,  "  so  long  as  she  remains  my 
widow."  His  daughters,  Lucy  Brigham  and  Elizabeth  Barnes,  were 
each  to  receive  money  to  be  paid  by  their  brothers,  Daniel  and 
Jedediah.  His  sons,  Aaron,  Artemas,  Amariah,  and  John  Winslow, 
were  each  to  have  money  to  be  paid  by  the  same,  and  h©  expressed 
a  desire  that  John  Winslow  should  have  a  liberal  education.  "  To 
Daniel  and  Jedediah  he  bequeathed  all  his  real  and  most  of  his 
personal  property.  Daniel  was  to  have  the  Indian  pasture  of  34 
acres,  the  tan-yard  of  one  acre;  and  Jedediah  the  remainder  of  his 
lands  and  buildings,  and  to  be  sole  executor." 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

162  i  DanieP,  b.  25  Dec,   1760. 

163  ii  Aaron,  b.  22  Nov.,  1762. 

iii  Jedediah,  b.  5  Jan.,  1765;    d.  3  Sept.,  1766. 

164  iv  Jedediah,  b.  15  Sept.,  1766. 

165  v  Elizabeth,  b.  5  March,  1769. 

vi  Amariah,  b.  30  May,  1771 ;    d.  Feb.,  1798,  unm.,  in  Conn, 
vii  John   Winslow,   b.    10   Jan.,    1774;     d.    Norfolk,   Va.,    Aug.,    1826; 
m.  1793,  Hannah  Lewis,  b.  in  Wellfleet,  Mass.,  17  June,  1774;    d. 
7  May,  1801,  in  Boston;    he  was  a  sea-captain.     Ch.: 


1  Mary  Ann\  b.  May,  1794;    d.  Nov.,  1821,  umn.  r;^ 

2  Hannah,  d.  before  1801. 

3  John  Winslow,  d.  before  1801. 

4  Helen,  d.  before  1801. 

166  viii  Artemas,  b.  13  May,  1776. 

167  ix  Lucy,  b.  28  June,  1779. 

X  Lydia,  b.  7  Jan.,  1782;    d.  7  Aug.,  1784. 

61  BETTYS  daughter  of  Jotham3  and  Abigaa  BrigW;  W 
in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  15  Nov.,  1719;  married,  23  Feb.,  1741  4^ 
Jonathan,  son  of  Joseph  and  Sarah  (Ho.e)  Straiten;  bom  m 
Marlboro,  28  Dec.,  1714;  died  10  Aug.,  1758. 

^«TronSr:.^r™ept"?^r'^:  10  Sep.     "...  A^Sa",  -„.  0. 
U  Betlff  :i  ip1r.';«  '""*•  sept,  "«.  WUUa.  BH..a.,  ,. 

!:  r;±,,v"3o^^e?-/  rL^crtj-aa. ». «. 

V  Lucy,  b.  4  Dec,  1750;    d.  1  AprU,  1771. 
vi  Aaron,  b.  6  Sept.,  and  d.  19  Oct.,  1753. 

62  ABRAHAMS  son  of  Jotham^  and  Abigail  Brigham ;  born  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  25  Feb.,  1720-1;  died  10  Nov.,  1788;  earned  26 
Feb,  1752,  Phebe  Martin,  who  died  17  Jan.,  1806,  ae.  77  years,  8 
;t  23  days.  He  resided  in  Marlboro  and  was  in  the  Revolution 
Marched  on  the  Lexington  alarm,  Capt.  Wm.  Brigham  s  Co.,  Col. 
Jonathan  Ward's  Regt.,  service  14  days. 

CMMren^orn  ^^^oro^     ^   ^^  ^  ^^^^  ^^^^^    ^    ^  , 

DaJd,  son  of  Nathaniel  Wyman  of  Hopkinton  Mass.;  b.  about 
me  went  to  Marlboro,  1754;  removed  to  Marblehead;  d.  in 
Marlboro    3  Feb.,  1838.     Ch.    (Wyman),  one  of  whom    (supposed 

1  "^s^m  b^d  to   death  in  Marlboro,  21    Nov.,   1857,   as.   85 
{Hist,  of  Marlboro,  p.  480). 
168      il  Fortunatus,  b.  29  Sept.,  1759.  Warwick 

m  Anna,  b.  1  March,  1763;    m.  Samuel  Barnes;    res.  War^vlck. 
iv  Gardner,  b.  30  April,  1766;    d.  29  Dec,  1.79. 

63  *ASA%  son  of  Jotham^  and  Abigail  Brigham;  born  in  Marl- 
boro, Mass.,  1  Nov.,  1729;  died  18  Nov.,  1806;  married,  13  June, 
1754,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  and  Zipporah  (Brigham)  War- 
ren; born  31  March,  1734;  died  15  Aug.,  1807. 

He  settled  in  Marlboro  and  was  assessor  in  1773-4. 

•Colonial   War   Record:     Corporal   from   Marlboro,   26   April,    i757,    Capt.    (Col.) 
Abraham  Williams'  Co. 

124     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Elizabeth^  b.   18  Dec,   1754;    d.  3  June,   1827;    m.  20  Feb.,  1776, 
Francis   (Morse  says:   "Aaron,"  see  Hist.  Marlboro,  p.  448),  son 
of   Samuel   and   Lucy    (Barnes)    Stevens;     b.   in   Marlb.,   8    Feb 
1749;    d.  1829.     Ch.   (Stevens),  b.  in  Marlb.: 

1  Capt.  John",  b.  12  Jan.,  1777;    m.  Mary  Brigham,  dau.  of  162. 

2  Capt.  Aaron,  b.  26  Jan.,  1779;  m.  19  May,  1806,  Mary,  dau.  of 
Capt.  William  Gates;  was  a  prominent  citizen  of  Marlb, 
living  in  1861.     Ch.: 

i  William  F.^    ii  Lyman  G.,    iii  Loriman  G. 

169  il  Lewis,  b.  24  March,  1756. 

170  ill  Jotham,  b.  18  Nov.,  1761. 

iv  Hastings,  b.  9  March,  1764;  d.  28  Aug.,  1805,  unm.  in  Marlboro. 

64  *ANTIPASS  son  of  Jotham^  and  Abigail  Brigham;  born  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  25  May,  1740;  married  Catherine,  daughter  of 
Benjamin  and  Elizabeth  (Morse)  Woods;  born  4  April,  1733. 

Moved  to  St.  Albans,  Vt.,  where  charter  member  of  Congrega- 
tional Church  in  1803.     Was  in  the  Revolution. 
Children : 

i  Catherine^  b.  10  Feb.,  1767;  d.  23  Feb.,  1831;  m.  14  May,  1786, 
William,  son  of  Ivory  and  Sophia  (Banister)  Bigelow;  b.  in 
Marlboro,  8  Jan.,  1764;  d.  there,  30  Dec,  1807.  Ch.  (Bigelow), 
b.  in  Marlboro: 

1  John",  b.  25  Oct.,  1786;  d.  1824;  m.  3  Sept.,  1809,  Hepsibah 
Barnes;    res.  Hudson,  Mass.    Ch.:    i  John';    ii  Sidney,  and  daus. 

2  Edward,  b.  18  Nov.,  1788;  m.  Thirza  Bartlett;  res.  Bethlehem, 
N.  Y.  Ch.:  i  William';  ii  Ivory;  iii  Stephen;  iv  Elijah,  and 

3  Asa,  h.  19  Jan.,  1791;  d.  1829;  m.  4  Oct.,  1809,  Lucy  Hap- 
good;    res.  Concord,  Mass.     Ch.:    i  Clarence';    ii  Ernest,  et  al. 

4  Abigail,  b.  11  April,  1793;  m.  31  Dec,  1808,  Levi,  son  of 
Artemas  Howe;  b.  30  April,  1787.  Ch.  (Howe):  Elisha', 
William,  and  daus. 

5  Jotham,  b.  14  March,  1795;  m.  Lois  Drury;  went  to  St. 
Louis,  Mo.     Ch.:  Jotham',  Windsor,  and  2  daus. 

6  Artemas,  b.  14  Jan.,  1798;    d,  unm.,  1823, 

7  Levi,  b.  14  Dec,  1799;  m,  13  Feb.,  1823,  Martha  B.  Howe; 
res.  W.  Boylston.  Ch.:  i  Francis';  ii  George;  iii  William,  and 

8  Adeline,  b.  1  Feb.,  1802;    m.  26  Sept.,  1822,  Ebenezer  Witt. 

9  Luther,  b.  1  Nov.,  1805;  m.  Hannah  Tucker;  res.  W.  Boylston. 
Ch.:  Elmer',  and  2  daus. 

10  William,   b.    16   Dec,   1807;     went   to   sea,   U.   S.    N.,   and   was 
never  heard   from, 
ii  Abigail,  b.  22  May,  1768. 

iii  Sabrina,  b.   23  Dec,   1770;     m.   Daniel   Rice, 
iv  Lucretia,  b.  12  Oct.,  1773. 

65     ABIGAIL*,  daughter  of  Jotham^  and  Abigail  Brigham;  born 
in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  22  April,  1745;  died  27  April,  1805;  married, 

_       •  Colonial    War   Record:     Marlboro,    26   April,    1757,    Capt    (Col.)    Abraham   Wil- 
liams   Co. 


25  Feb.,  1767,  Peter  Bender;  he  di^d  in  Bolton,  Mass.,  *.  87-     He 
married  a  second  time. 

Children  (Bender),  born  in  Marlboro:  Nnrthboro 

i  SamueP,  b.  1  March,  1768;    m.  a  Barnard  of  Northboro^ 
ii  John,  b.  4  Nov.,  1769;    a  Boston  merchant;    d.  on  voyage  to  »o 

iii  Jothatt' 19  Dec,   1771;    grad.   Harvard  College,  1796;    studied  . 

iv  L7uLa!-b.T5   April,  1774;    m.  1801,  Isaiah  L.  Greene,  a  Member 

V  BetJe^riO  Sept.,  1776;    m.  21  Oct.,  1799,  David  Greenough  of 

Boston.  ^C^    (G-enough):  gomerville,   Mass.,   18   Dec, 

'  fsS"' the'no  ed  TcVtor   '  the  colossal  statue  of  Washington, 

L  fr'ont  of  the  Capitol  in  Washington,  D.  C,  his  greatest  work; 

res.  Italy. 

2  Dau.,  m.  Thos.  B.  Curtis  of  Boston. 

3  i)a«.,  m.  Chas.  Huntington  of  Boston^  

4  Richard  Saltonstall,  also  a  sculptor,  b.  1819,    dau.  m. 
BUght  of  N.  Y.  , 

^SlVs^^&S'^-^l^;^;^-^  Changed 

viii  'sz:::^^:^^^--^^^'^'^  --•  -  r "  "" 

i^  aS  b.  18  Mky,  1787;    m.  Joseph  Sawyer  of  Bolton. 

GQ  *WILLIAM%  son  of  Charles^  and  Mary  (Peters)  Brigham; 
born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  26  March,  1739;  died  there,  1  Aug.,  1833 
married,  July,  1768,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Rev.  So  omen  PrenUce  o 
Grafton;  born  there,  1  July,  1744;  died  2  Feb.,  1834.     Her  tather 
was  the  first  minister  of  Grafton. 

MorL  says  that  William  inherited  the  Charles  fngh am  home- 
stead in  Grafton,  which   originally   embraced  nearly  or  quite  the 
whot  tract  know;  as  "  Brigham  Hill."     A  -l^^f  f  ^  ^^^^^^ 
his  time,  and  a  "great  reader,"  he  yet  had  no  taste  for  public 
o^ce  or  employment.     He  was  offered  a  justice's  commission    then 
a    great   honor^^hich    he   declined.      He   was    straight,    taU,    and 
muscular,  and  this  is  probably  the  original  type  ^^  t^^'*^^^'  ,  ^" 
::s  Int  "  to  jump  over  fences  5  and  even  6  feet  in  ^e^gh^-tW 
touching  hand  or  foot;  and  when  90  years  old  would  rather  wa  k 
than  ride  1   or  2  miles,  and  would  accompHsh  the  distance  nearly 
as  soon  as  a  boy."     He  never  took  medicine,  and  died  of  old  age. 

Children,  born  in  Grafton: 

171  i  Charles^  b.  27  July,  1769. 

172  ii  Susanna,  b.  27  Nov.,  1770.  lai-r.    m    Tucv    dau. 
...  r,  1              u    OR  Mnyr     T77<^'    d    s.  t).,  7  June,  1817;    m.  Lrucy,  ud,u. 

■  "'  of'Tnl'ew  Z^-^l'li  G^fto';:  b.  U  Ma,ch,  KTS;    •  fa™,e. 

of  Grafton. 
*  Colonial  War  Record:     Grafton.   :757,  Train  Band,   Capt.   Sa,n.   Warren. 

126     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1T3     iv  SaUy,  b.  12  Sept.,  1780. 
174      V  Persis,  b.  4  Aug.,  1786. 

67     ANNAS  daughter  of  Charles'  and  Mary  (Peters)  Brigham 
born  in   Grafton,   Mass.,   18   March,   1745;   died   11    Sept.,   1831 
married  (1)  Samuel  Harrington;  born  in  Grafton,  10  June,  1743 
died  3  Oct.,  1773;  married  (2)   Henry,  son  of  the  Rev.  Solomon 
Prentice;    had    a    family   by   his    first   wife,    Sarah    Rice;    he   died 
in  Grafton,  1781;  was  hotel-keeper  at  the  "  Center  "  (see  Hist,  of 

Children  {Harrington),  horn  in  Grafton: 

i  Mary»,  b.  11   Sept.,  1765;    m.  Martin  Smith. 
11  Anna,  b.  29  Aug.,  1767;    m.  Fortunatus  Harrington 
ill  Samuel,  b.  31   Aug.,  1769;    d.  3  Oct.,  1802;    m.  AbigaU  Putnam. 
IV  Joshua,  b.  13  March,  1771;    m.  Polly  Adams. 
V  Lucy,  b.   13  July,   1773;    m.  Parley  Goddard. 
Child  {Prentice),  horn  in  Orafton: 

vl  Charles,  b.  21  Aug.,  1781;  d.  s.  p.;  m.  Widow  Elizabeth  (Case) 
Mernam,  who  d.  1851;  was  town  clerk  of  Grafton,  1836-53: 
selectman  and  assessor,  1852-53. 


68  PERSIS*,  daughter  of  Charles^  and  Mary  (Peters)  Brig^ 
ham;  born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  4  Jan.,  1755;  died  about  1780;  mar- 
ried, 1775,  Lieut.  Noah  B.,  son  of  Capt.  Aaron  Kimball;  born  in 
Grafton,  19  May,  1756;  died  21  Aug.,  1806;  was  at  the  "Lexing- 
ton Alarm"  in  company  commanded  by  his  father;  was  selectman 
and  on  the  school-committee  in  Grafton;  (he  married  [2].  12  Dec. 
1782,  Mary  Chase,  by  whom  probably  Betsey,  Anna,  and  Persis)! 
Children  {Kimhall),  horn  in  Orafton: 

i  Capt.  01iver^  b.  9  May,  1776;  d.  31  March,  1819;  m.   (1)   Hannah 

,  b.  1787;    d.  29  April,  1809;    m.   (2)   Catherine  , 

b.    1786;     d.    13   Sept.,    1819;     a   prominent   merchant   of   Grafton 
and  Westboro;    representative,  etc.    Ch.: 
1  Mary";    2  Hannah;    3  Noah;    4  Hannah;    5  Charles;    6  Cath- 
erine;   7  Oliver. 
11  PoUy,   b.    7    Aug.,    1779;     d.    11    Dec,    1850;     m.    Daniel   Cook   of 
Worcester,   Mass.     Ch.    (Cook): 
1  Persis'';    2  Mary;    3  Elizaheth;    4  Nancy;    5  Laura;    6  Oliver. 



69  MOSES^,  son  of  Lieut.  Nathan*  and  Dina  (Rice)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  2  Jan.,  1722;  died  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  3 
Dec,  1769;  married  2  May,  1749,  Mehetabel,  daughter  of  Joseph 
Grout  of  Westboro,  Mass.;  who  died  30  Aug.  1795. 

"  The  house  which  he  occupied  is  the  one  now  standing  on  East 
Main  street,  owned  by  George  A.  Ferguson.  This,  more  than  a 
hundred  and  twenty-five  years  ago,  had  received  the  usual  addition 
for  the  married  son's  accommodation.  The  immense  chimney  with 
three  flues  is  of  brick,  which  was  manufactured  very  early  in  the 
young  town's  history,  from  the  '  clay  lands  '  in  Marlboro,  South- 
boro,  and  Northboro.  This  house  was  built  by  Moses  Brigham,  and 
here  he  brought  his  bride,  Mehetabel.  She  was  a  member  of  the 
Grout  family,  and  her  wooing  by  young  Brigham  caused  many 
heart-burnings  and  wild  frenzies  of  jealousy  to  the  daughter  of  his 
stepmother.  One  evening,  when  she  knew  that  he  planned  to  ride 
over  to  see  Mehetabel,  she  slipped  out  to  the  stable  and  hamstrung 
Selim,  his  favorite  horse.  Moses  Brigham  lived  here  until  his 
death ;  then  his  son-in-law,  Jonathan  Forbes,  took  possession  of 
the  north  end,  and  the  widowed  Mehetabel  lived  in  the  south  end. 
It  remained  in  the  possession  of  the  Forbes  family  until  1870.  It 
has  the  usual  curiosities  of  the  carpentry  of  those  days,  one  of  the 
doors — that  from  the  sitting-room  to  the  kitchen — having  dim  heart- 
shaped  panes  of  glass  set  in  the  upper  half." — The  Hundredth 

He  was  surveyor  in  1757;  tythingman  in  1760;  and  constable  in 

Children,  horn  in  Westboro: 

175  i  Sarah«,  b.  18  April,  1751. 

176  ii  Moses,  b.  31  May,  1753. 

177  Hi  Phineas,  b.  23  July,  1755. 

178  iv  Mehetabel,  b.  31  Jan.,  1758. 

179  V  Ebenezer,  b.  3  March,  1761. 

vi  Mary,  b.  27  July,  1764;    m.  Amasa  Braman,  M.  D. ;    res.  Sutton. 

180  vii  Joseph,  b.  23  Sept.,  1766. 

70  ELIZABETH%  daughter  of  Lieut.  Nathan*  and  Dina  (Rice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  18  Dec,  1725;  married  Capt. 
Jedediah  Fay,  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  30  Jan.,  1727  (.'').  They 
resided  in  Ashford,  Conn. ;  he  was  Capt.  in  the  French  Wars  and 
also  Deputy  to  the  General  Assembly. 



Children  (Fay),  born  in  Ashford: 
i  JedediahS  b.  21  April,  1760. 
ii  Elizabeth,  b.  29  April,  1762. 
iii  Ephraim  Brigham,  b.  7  June,  1764. 
iv  Nathan,  b.  2  March,  1768. 

71  *CAPT.  NATHAN^  son  of  Lieut.  Nathan*  and  Elizabeth 
(Ward)  Brigham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  13  March,  1730-1; 
died  there,  9  Feb.,  1806;  married  (1),  6  Feb.,  1751,  Martha  Glea- 
son;  and  married  (2),  15  June,  1769,  Mary  Hudson,  who  died  his 
widow,  16  Dec.,  1825,  ae.  82. 

Morse's  account  of  this  noted  Indian  fighter  is  as  follows :  "  He 
was  a  Lieut,  in  the  first  French  War  and  a  distinguished  officer. 
In  the  service  he  became  warmly  attached  to  Capt.  Thomas  Gage, 
afterwards  Gen.  Gage.  To  avenge  the  massacre  at  Fort  William 
Henry,  he  and  a  party  volunteered,  under  the  command  of  Capt. 
Rogers,  to  penetrate  into  Canada,  attack  and  burn  the  town  of  St. 
Francis,  and  retreat.  Having  accomplished  the  task,  they  were 
pursued  and  overtaken  by  the  Indians,  who  killed  and  scalped  30 
of  their  number.  The  remainder  fled  into  the  wilderness,  and  for 
the  most  part  perished.  Of  the  few  who  lived  to  return  was  Lieut. 
Brigham,  whose  deeds  of  valor  were  eulogized  in  ballads.  He  set- 
tled in  Southboro,  one-half  a  mile  east  of  the  meeting-house. 
Among  other  town  offices  he  was  chosen  one  of  a  committee  to  '  seat 
the  meeting'  in  1778;  and  one  to  revise  the  constitution  reported 
to  the  towns,  in  1786,  for  their  consideration." 

The  male  line  is  extinct. 

Children,  born  in  Southboro: 

i  Nathan«,  b.   30  July,   1772;    d.   91   Feb.,   1839;    m.   Frances,  dau. 
of  54.     He  resided  in  Southboro.     Ch.,  b.  there: 

1  Mary  Mills'',  b.  22  July,  1805;    d.  15  Aug.,  1811. 

2  Susanna  Maria,  b.  5  April,  1807;    m.  Lincoln  Brigham,  432. 
ii  Thomas  Gage,  b.  20  March,  1774;    d.  6  Oct.,  1775. 

iii  Mary,  b.  21  Dec,  1775;    d.  s.  p.,  2  March,  1853;    m.   (third  wife) 

Ebenezer  Brigham,  195. 
iv  Sarah,  b.  25  Sept.,  1778;    d.  unm.,  17  March,  1840. 
V  Martha,  b.  19  June,  1781;    d.  unm.,  11  July,  1805. 
vi  Ephraim,  b.  9  Aug.,  1784;    d.  unm.,  1  Feb.,  1848. 

72  HEPSIBAH%  daughter  of  Lieut.  Nathan*  and  Elizabeth 
(Ward)  Brigham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  1  June,  1732;  died  in 
Corinth,  Vt.,  27  Dec,  1815;  married,  21  March,  1748,  Col.  John 
Taplin  (whose  father's  name  was  Mansfield  "  Tapley,"  but  all  his 
children  save  one  changed  the  name  to  "  Taplin  "),  born  in  Charles- 
town,  Mass.,  1726;  died  in  Corinth,  9  Nov.,  1803. 

'Colonial  War  Record:     Lieut.  Capt.  Taplin,   1759;  Lieut.  "  to  westwards,"   1760; 
Capt.,    1761;   Capt.,    1763;  presents  bill,    £7    12s  6d. 

Judge  Elijah  Brigham   (99) 



Forbes    (Moses"   Brigham)    Homestead 
In  Westboro,  Mass.;  built  before  1764 


He  raised  a  Southboro  Co.  and  served  in  the  Revolution  from 
March,  1775,  to  March,  1776,  in  Col.  Bagley's  Regt.  Was  also  out 
in  1758,  '59,  1760,  '6l  at  Fort  Cumberland,  N.  S.,  as  "Col."  He 
was  Judge  of  the  Court  of  Common  Pleas  of  Gloucester  Co.,  N.  Y. 
(comprising  half  of  the  present  State  of  Vt.),  in  March,  1770. 
Was  an  original  proprietor  of  the  town  of  Corinth  and  Repre- 
sentative in  1780  (Vide  Well's  Hist,  of  Newbury,  Vt.,  and  O'Cal- 
lahan's  Doc.  Hist  of  N.  Y.). 
Children  (Taplin),  born  in  Corinth: 

1  John',   b.    14  July,    1749;     d.   in   Montpelier,    Vt.,   20    Nov.,    1835; 

had  21  children  (see  Thompson's  Hist,  of  Montpelier,  Vt.). 
ii  Brigham. 
iii  Hepsibah. 
iv  Elisha. 

v  Mansfield,  b.   1754, 
vi  William,  b.  1755;    d.  17  Feb.,  1806. 
vii  Nathan,  d.  7  July,  1824,  se.  73. 
viii  Gouldsburn,  b.  1758;    d.   16   Nov.,  1862. 
ix  Polly,  m.  Robert  LoveweU. 
X  Hepsibah,  m.  Zaccheus  Lovewell. 
xi  Johnson,  b.  1  July,  1766;    d.  about  1848. 

73  CAPT.  EDMUND^  son  of  Lieut.  Nathan*  and  Elizabeth 
(Ward)  Brigham,  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  12  Aug.,  1733;  died  in 
Westboro,  Mass.,  29  June,  1806;  married  (1),  2  Nov.,  1757,  Sarah, 
probably  daughter  of  Samuel  Lyscom,  born  27  Dec,  1734;  died 
27  May,  1769;  married  (2),  Elizabeth  Bevel,  of  Marlboro,  born 
1740;  died  in  Westboro,  11  May,  1825;  she  was  brought  up  by  Mrs. 
Ruth  Ward,  who  became  the  second  wife  of  Joseph  Brigham  of 
Marlboro,  and  lived  in  the  old  house,  still  standing,  and  occupied 
by  Miss  Martha  L.  Ames;  it  was  in  this  house  that  Elizabeth  Bevel 
was  married. 

Capt.  Edmund  was  also  deacon;  he  settled  near  Chauncey  Pond 
in  the  northeast  part  of  Westboro,  and  was  an  important  citizen. 
He  was  warden  in  1774;  member  of  a  committee  of  vigilance  and 
correspondence,  '77  and  '78;  selectman,  '79,  '87,  '88,  '91,  93.  Was 
also  Captain  of  the  Company  of  Minute  Men  who  marched  on  the 
Lexington  Alarm.  He  took  18  men  to  the  Northern  Army,  (who 
each  had  a  bounty  of  £9),  and  at  the  surrender  of  Burgoyne  he 
had  command  of  a  company  of  volunteers.  Was  kicked  by  a  horse, 
which  incapacitated  him  for  further  service  in  the  army.  British 
prisoners,  destined  for  Boston,  under  charge  of  officers,  accompanied 
him  on  his  journey  home,  and  were  encamped  on  his  grounds  for  a 
night,  as  they  passed  through  Westboro.  During  the  halt,  a 
Hessian  prisoner  drew  a  map  of  Capt.  Brigham's  fine  farm  as  the 
one  he  intended  to  draw  for  his  service  in  conquering  the  country. 
This  map  was  discovered,  about  1800,  by  a  citizen  from  the  vicinity 
of  Westboro,  hanging  upon  the  wall  of  an  inn  in  Germany,  and 

132     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

recognized.  Up  to  this  time,  his  descendants  have  failed  to  find 
the  grave  of  this  Revolutionary  hero  *  He  is  mentioned  several 
times  in  the  Parkman  Diary. 

His  will,  allowed  2  Sept.,  1806,  is  as  follows: 

In  the  name  of  God,  Amen.  I,  Edmund  Brigham  of  Westboro 
in  the  county  of  Worcester  and  Commonwealth  of  Massachusetts, 
Gentleman,  considering  the  uncertainty  of  this  mortal  life,  and  being 
weak  in  body,  yet  am  of  sound  and  disposing  mind  &  memory, 
(blessed  be  God  therefor),  do  this  ninth  day  of  November  in  the 
year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  eight  hundred  &  four,  make  & 
ordain  this  my  last  will  &  Testament  in  manner  and  form  following, 

that  is  to  say. 

First  &  above  all,  I  commit  my  soul  to  God,  in  hope  of  acceptance 
through  the  righteousness  of  an  all-sufficient  Saviour,  and  my  body 
to  the  earth  to  be  decently  buried  in  a  christian-like  manner,  at  the 
discretion  of  my  executors,  nothing  doubting,  that  at  the  general 
resurrection  my  soul  and  body  will  be  united:    And  touching  such 
worldly  estate  "as  God  in  his  Providence  has  been  pleased  to  bestow 
upon  me,  I  would  and  do  dispose  of  it  as  follows  viz.  Imprimis,  I 
give  unto  my  dearly  beloved  wife,  Betsey  Brigham,  the  use  &  im- 
provement of  the  easterly  room  in  my  now  dwelling  house  in  West- 
boro aforesaid,  &  the  chamber  over  said  room,  (reserving  a  privil- 
edge  for  my  daughter  Betsey  Brigham  to  make  it  her  home  in  said 
part  of  said  house  untUl  her  marriage)  and  the  priviledge  of  doing 
her  work  in  the  kitchen,  cheese  room  and  cellar  of  said  house  as 
shall  be  convenient   for  her,  with  liberty   of  using  the   aqueduct 
water  in  said  house,  and  to  pass  and  repass  to  &  from  the  well  to 
use  that  water  at  any  and  all  times  and  liberty  to  pass  and  repass 
to  &  from  all  parts  of  said  house  as  shall  be  necessary  in  order  to 
perform  her  washing,  baking  &  all  other  necessary  work,  so  long 
as  she  shall  remain  my  widow.     I  also  give  &  order  my  executors 
to  deliver  unto  my  said  wife,  four  bushels  of  rye  meal,  six  bushels 
of  Indian  meal.  Seventy-five  pounds  of  pork,  Seventy-five  pounds 
of  beef,  one  bushel  of  salt,  twelve  pounds  of  tallow,  ten  pounds  of 
flax,   &   five   pounds   of   sheeps   wool,   all   the   aforesaid   articles   to 
be  of  good  quality  and  to  be  delivered  at  my  said  house  yearly  and 
every  year  so  long  as  she  shall  remain  my  widow,  and  I  also  give 
unto  her  seven  dollars  in  money,  to  be  paid  her  by  my  executors 
yearly  and  every  year,  so  long  as  she  shall  remain  my  widow,  also 
a  sufficient  quantity  of  firewood  for  her  use,  to  be  brought  to  said 
house  and  cut  fit  for  her  fire;  also  cyder,  beer,  apples  and  all  sorts 
of  sauce  which  she  may  need,  &  to  be  carried  to  meeting  &  else- 

•  Early  in  the  'seventies  Mr.  Hosea  W.  Brigham  of  Winchester,  N  H  a  great- 
grandson,  saw  Capt.  Brigham's  gravestone  in  the  old  cemetery  m  Westboro.  It 
should  be   found  and  restored. 


where  in  a  carriage  as  she  may  require,  by  iny  two  sons  Pierpont 
&  Dexter  Brigham  so  long  as  she  remains  my  widow; 

And  I  also  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  said  wife  &  to  her  Heirs 
&,  assigns  forever,  all  my  household  furniture  &  two  good  cows,  & 
the  said  two  cows,  or  other  two  instead  thereof,  to  be  kept  for  her 
during  the  time  she  remains  my  widow,  at  the  expence  of  my  two 
sons  aforesaid,  and  in  case  my  said  wife  should  be  sick  &  infirm 
while  she  remains  my  widow,  my  two  said  sons,  Pierpont  &  Dexter, 
are  to  provide  for  her  a  nurse  &  Doctor  at  their  expence,  and  in 
case  of  her  decease  while  she  is  my  widow,  my  two  said  sons  are 
to  give  her  a  decent  christian  burial;  furthermore,  in  case  my  said 
wife  should  intermarry  after  my  decease,  &  providentially,  again 
be  left  a  widow,  my  will  is,  that  she  may  return  to  my  said  house 
if  she  shall  choose  so  to  do,  and  in  that  case,  it  is  my  desire  &  will 
that  my  two  said  sons  Pierpont  &  Dexter  shall  provide  &  do  for 
her  in  all  respects  as  they  are  above  directed  &  ordered  to  provide  & 
do  for  her  while  she  remains  my  widow. 

Item,  I  give  unto  my  sons  Edmund  Brigham,  Roger  Brigham, 
Samuel  Brigham  and  Lyscomb  Brigham,  all  my  wearing  apparel 
to  be  equally  divided  amongst  them,  and  they  to  make  the  division 
if  possible,  otherwise,  my  desire  is,  that  they  choose  a  man,  or  men 
to  divide  it  for  them,  whose  determination  shall  be  final. 

Item,  I  give  unto  my  grandchildren  born  of  my  daughter  Hep- 
zibah  Brigham,  deceased,  &  late  wife  of  Capt.  Antipas  Brigham, 
unto  each  and  everyone  of  them  that  shall  be  living  at  my  decease, 
one  dollar,  to  be  paid  when  the  youngest  shall  arrive  at  the  age 
of  twenty-one  years,  this  together  with  what  I  have  heretofore 
given  my  said  daughter,  I  consider  as  their  portion  of  my  estate. 

Item,  I  give  unto  my  daughter,  Sally  Read,  (wife  of  Daniel 
Read),  fifty  dollars,  to  be  paid  in  four  years  after  my  decease. 

Item,  I  give  unto  my  daughter  Betsey  Brigham,  one  good  cow, 
&  one  hundred  dollars,  to  be  paid  in  one  year  after  my  decease,  I 
also  give  her  a  priviledge  of  living  in  that  part  my  said  house, 
the  improvement  of  which  is  given  to  my  said  wife,  and  this  privi- 
ledge reserved  in  that  article  as  aforesaid,  and  this  priviledge  to 
be  enjoyed  by  said  Betsey,  untill  her  marriage,  &  if  my  Sd.  wife 
shall  die  or  marry,  Sd.  Betsey  shall  improve  the  priviledges  in  and 
about  said  house,  as  given  to  my  Sd.  wife,  till  Sd.  Betsey  shall 

Item,  I  give  unto  my  son  Eli  Brigham  Four  hundred  dollars,  one 
moiety  thereof  to  be  paid  in  two  years  after  my  decease,  and 
the  other  moiety  thereof  in  three  years  after  my  decease,  and  I 
give  him  the  priviledge  of  making  my  said  house  his  home  for  the 
purpose  of  depositing  his  clothes  &c  untill  his  marriage,  but  not 
in  that  part  to  be  improved  by  my  said  wife  &  daughter. 

134     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Item,  I  give  unto  my  two  said  sons  Pierpont  Brigham  &  Dexter 
Brigham,  and  to  their  heirs  and  assigns  forever,  all  my  right  which 
I  have  in  the  cedar  swamp  which  lays  in  common  &  undivided  with 
my  brother  Nathan  Brigham  and  the  heirs  of  my  brother  Elijah 
Brigham  deceased,  &  myself,  and  also  an  eight  acre  right  in  the 
common  lands,  (which  right  was  given  me  by  my  father  in  &  by 
his  last  will  &  testament)  together  with  all  the  remainder  of  my 
estate,  both  real  and  personal  (which  is  not  herein  otherwise  dis- 
posed of)  to  be  equally  divided  between  them,  excepting  my  four 
wheel  carriage  and  harness,  which  I  give  to  my  said  son  Pierpont, 
they  paying  all  my  just  debts,  funeral  charges  &  legacies  aforesaid, 
and  providing  for  my  said  wife  (their  mother)  everything  as  is 
given  and  secured  to  her  in  the  former  part  of  this  will  equally 
between  them :  but  my  desire  and  will  is,  that  the  real  estate  afore- 
said, shall  not  be  subjected  to  a  division  between  them  untill  my 
said  son  Dexter  shall  arrive  at  the  age  of  twenty-one  years,  and  if 
at  any  time  there  should,  (unhappily  and  contrary  to  expectation) 
any  dispute  arise  between  said  Pierpont  &  Dexter,  respecting  a 
division  of  the  real  or  personal  estate,  or  both,  herein  given  to  them, 
and  they  cannot  agree  to  divide  the  same,  my  will  and  direction  ex- 
pressly is,  that  such  disputes  shall  be  decided  by  three  impartial 
inteligent  men,  known  for  their  probity  and  good  understanding, 
two  to  be  chosen  by  my  two  said  sons,  each  having  the  choice  of  one, 
&  the  third  by  those  two,  which  three  men,  thus  chosen,  shall 
make  such  division,  and  when  made,  shall  be,  to  all  intents  &  pur- 
poses as  binding  on  the  parties  as  if  it  had  been  made  by  any  legal 
process  whatsoever. 

Finally,  I  constitute  and  appoint  my  two  said  sons  Pierpont 
Brigham  and  Dexter  Brigham,  the  executors  of  this  my  last  Will 
&  Testament  hereby  revoking  &  disannulling  all  former  wills  & 
bequests  by  me  made. 

In  witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  &  seal,  the  day 
and  year  first  above  written. 

Edmund    Brigham.      (Seal.) 

Signed,  sealed,  published  &  declared  by  the  said  Edmund  Brig- 
ham to  be  his  last  will  &  testament.  In  the  presence  of 

Nahum  Gale 
Samuel  Bellows 

Andrew  Peters. 
Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Westboro: 

181  1  Edmund',  b.  19  Oct.,  1758. 

ii  Hepsibah,  b,  29  July,  1760;    m.  Antipas  Brigham,  106. 

182  iii  Roger,  b.  28  Feb.,  1762. 

183  iv  Samuel,  b.  6  Dec,  1763. 

184  V  Sarah,  b.  15  March,  1765. 

vi  Elizabeth,  b.  2  Dec,  1766;    d.  20  Oct.,  1785,  unm. 


185  vii  Lyscom,  b.  19  May,  1769. 
Children,  by  second  wife: 

186  viii  Pierpont,  b.  16  Sept,,  1780. 

187  ix  Betsey,  b.  7  May,  1782. 

188  X  Eli,  b.  31  July,  1784. 

189  xi  Dexter,  b.  25  May,  1786. 

74  *CAPT.  WILLIAM^  son  of  Lieut.  Nathan*  and  Elizabeth 
(Ward)  Brigham,  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  8  April,  1735;  died  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  20  April,  1793,  of  the  small-pox;  married  (1),  4 
Sept.,  1759,  Rebecca  Ball,  who  died  14-  Dec,  1768;  married  (2), 
Lydia  Chamberlain  of  Westboro,  Mass.,  who  died  8  Feb.,  1793; 
SB.  49  of  the  small-pox. 

He  resided  near  Gates  Pond  in  Marlboro,  and  was  tythingman 
1762;  warden  '73;  field-driver  '74,  and  selectman  '78,  '82,  and  '85. 
Was  Commander  of  a  Company  of  Minute-men  in  Col.  Jonathan 
Ward's  regt.,  and  marched  with  them  on  the  Lexington  Alarm,  19 
April,  1775.  His  old  house  still  stands.  He  was  the  founder  of 
Brigham  cemetery  in  Marlboro. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

190  i  William',  b.  27  Feb.,  1761. 

191  ii  Rebecca,  b.  1  Feb.,  1763. 

iii  Peter,  b.  27  Dec,  1764;    m.  Bent;    res.  Westboro. 

iv  Abigail,  b.  4  .March,  1766;    m.   18  Jan.,  1787,  Paul,  son  of  Silas 
Barnes;     b.    10    Oct.,    1761,    in    Marlboro    (Vide    Hist,    of   Marl- 
boro and  Bigelow  Family. 
V  HoUis,  b.  4  Dec,  1768;    d.  ibid. 
Children   (by  second  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

192  vi  Ephraim,  b.  9  Oct.,  1771. 

vii  Hollis,  b.  14  March,  1773;    d.  unm.,  8  June,  1837. 

193  viii  Willard,  b.  18  June,  1775 

ix  Lydia,  b.  29  Dec,  1776;    m.  Artemas  Brigham,  166. 
X  Polly,   b.   30   Jan.,    1779;     m.    16    Aug.,    1797,   Willard    Howe    of 

xi  Patty  (Martha),  b.  22  March,  1782;    m.  Caleb  Brigham,  293. 

194  xii  Sophia,  b.  12  June,  1784. 

xiii  Dana,  b.  8  June,  1787;    d.  unm.,  with  lockjaw,  in  Cambridgeport, 

75  fEBENEZER^  son  of  Lieut.  Nathan*  and  Elizabeth  (Ward) 

Brigham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  24  June,  1741 ;  died ; 

married  Martha  .     Morse  records  that  he  made  his  will 

20  Feb.,  1765,  giving  all  of  his  estate  to  his  wife  Martha  and  his 
little  daughter  Patty,  and  the  offer  of  his  mare  and  saddle,  at  £13, 
6s.8d.  to  his  brother  Elijah.     He  resided  in  Westboro,  Mass. 

Child,  born  in  Westboro; 

i  Patty«,  b.  ;    d.  . 

*  Colonial   Wars:     Southboro   Train   Band,   Col.   Tim.    Brigham,    1757. 

t  Colonial  War  Record:     Priv.   Capt.   Maynard,    1759;  also  with  Col.  Williams. 

136     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

76  ELIJAH^  son  of  Lieut.  Nathan*  and  Elizabeth  (Ward) 
Brigham;  born  in  Southboro^  Mass.,  5  Sept.,  1743;  died  there,  8 
Jan.,  1804;  married,  7  Jan.,  1768,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Ezra  and 
Abigail  (Trowbridge)  Taylor  of  Southboro;  born  9  March,  1747; 
died  10  April,  1831. 

Morse  gives  the  story  of  his  life  substantially  as  follows:  He 
resided  on  the  homestead  of  Lieut  Nathan  in  the  west  part  of 
Southboro,  and  was  a  very  distinguished  citizen.  Was  chosen  a 
member  of  the  Provincial  Congress  that  met  at  Watertown,  31  May, 
1775;  was  one  of  a  committee  in  1778  to  report  on  a  proposed  con- 
stitution for  Massachusetts,  and  again,  in  1780,  to  revise  the  consti- 
tution which  had  been  offered  and  rejected  by  the  town,  and 
instructed  to  report  objections  proper  to  be  adopted  and  returned 
to  the  convention.  The  reports  of  this  committee,  of  which  he  was 
the  principal  member,  are  able,  and  if  they  were  the  product  of 
his  mind,  he  was  a  reasoner  and  draughtsman  of  rare  ability.  He 
was  probably  the  one  who  was  in  Capt.  Josiah  Fay's  company  of 
Minute-men,  as  Lieut.,  and  marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm. 
From  1776  to  1812,  his  name  was  more  intimately  connected  than 
any  other  man's  with  all  the  important  civic  transactions  of  South- 
boro. He  served  about  30  years  as  selectman,  represented  the 
town  in  the  General  Court  6  years  during  1789-1800,  as  often  as 
they  voted  to  send. 

Children,  born  in  Southboro: 

195  1  Ebenezer',  b.  5  April,   1768. 

ii  Fanny,  b.  12  Sept.,  1769;  m.  PauP  Brigham,  211,  and  res.  St. 
Albans,  Vt. 

196  iii  Sylvester,  b.  16  Jan.,   1771. 

197  iv  Dinah,  b.  5  Nov.,  1772. 

v  Persis,  b.  7  Aug.,  1774;  d.  8  June,  1829;  m.  Ashbel  Samuel 
Brigham,   150. 

198  vi  Elijah,  b.  19  July,  1776. 

199  vii  Trowbridge,  b.  17  Sept.,  1778. 

200  viii  Lincoln,  b.   17  June,   1780. 

201  ix  Hepsibah,  b.   7   May,  1782. 

X  Lavina,  b.  26  Dec.,'l784;    d.  23  July,  1786. 

xi  Nancy,  b.  11  Dec,  1786;  m.  (1)  Levi  Ward,  who  d.  s.  p.,  in 
Westboro,  1836;  m.  (2)  Jotham,  son  of  Josiah  Bartlett  of  South- 
boro;   b.  7  April,  1783. 

202  xii  Martha,  b.  6  June,  1790. 

203  xiii  Taylor,  b.  29  April,  1793. 

77  *AARON^,  son  of  Thomas*  and  Sarah  (Stratton)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  17  March,  1720;  made  his  vdll  8  Sept., 
1768;  married  (1),  Dec,  1740,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Js.  Brown; 
she  died  at  Rutland  Dis.  probably  early  in  1761,  ae.  about  49;  mar- 
ried (2),  in  1761,  Sarah  Winchester. 

•  Colonial   War  Record:     Sergt.   Train  Band,    1757. 


Morse's  account  says  that  he  settled  in  Grafton.  The  inventory 
of  his  estate  was  presented  31  Oct.,  1768.  He  made  ample  pro- 
vision for  his  wife  Sarah,  "  except  paying  a  physician."  He  gave 
all  his  lands  in  Grafton  to  his  two  sons  Thomas  and  Ephraim,  and 
the  avails  of  his  lands  in  Shrewsbury,  to  his  sons  Amariah  and 
Moses,  and  authorized  their  guardian  to  sell  the  property.  He  gave 
to  his  daughters  Dorothy,  Lydia,  Lucy,  and  Rebecca,  their  own 
mother's  apparel;  and  he  made  Thomas  and  Elisha  (or  either  one  of 
them)  his  executors  (see  Pierce's  Hist,  of  Grafton). 

Children    {by  first  wife),  born  in  Grafton: 
i  Aaron",  b.  30  Aug.,  1741;    d.  unm. 
ii  Sarah,  b.  2  Sept.,  1742;    d.  unm. 
ill  Elizabeth,  b.  30  Oct.,  1743;    d.  4  Aug.,  1760. 
iv  Dorothy,  b.  24  Dec,  1744;    d.  unm.;    a  division  of  her  estate  was 

ordered  13  July,  1769. 
v  Thomas,   b.    7    Feb.,    1745-6;     d.    unm.;     no    further    reported    by 
Grafton   records. 
204     vi  Ephraim,  b.  2  March,  1746-47. 

vii  James,  b.  23  Aug.,  1748;    d.  unm. 
viii  Amariah,  b.  3  Jan.,  1749-50;    d.  28  Jan.,  1752. 
ix  Lydia,  b.  6  Sept.,  1753;    d.  unm. 
X  Lucy,  b.  6  Dec,  1754;    d.  unm. 
xi  Rebecca,  b.  22  Feb.,  1756;    d.  15  April,  1759. 

xii  Amariah,  b.  18  Sept.,  1757;  m.  twice,  and  d.  in  Millbury  or 
Sutton;  was  in  the  Revolution  in  1775,  1777,  1778,  and  1779, 
short  services. 

xiii  Rebecca,  b.   26   April,   1759;    m.  Smith,   and   res.   Mont- 

pelier,  Vt. 
xiv  Joseph,  b.  28  April,  1761. 
Children   (by  second  ivife),  born  in  Grafton: 

XV  Elizabeth,  b.  19  April,  1763;    d.  13  March,  1764. 
xvi  Moses,  b.  8  April,  1765. 

78  LYDIA^,  daughter  of  Thomas*  and  Sarah  (Stratton)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  14  March,  1721-22;  died  in  Stow, 
Mass.,  17  March,  1748;  married,  14  April,  1747,  Dea.  Amariah, 
son  of  Samuel  Bigelow  of  Marlboro;  born  14  Sept,  1722;  died  in 
Stow,  8  March,  1780;  (he  married  [2],  Sarah  Eveleth  of  Stow,  and 
had  sons  Francis,  Abel,  Amariah,  Levi,  Elnathan,  and  daughter 
Sarah).     He  was  selectman,  assessor,  etc. 

Child   (Bigelow),  born  in  Stow: 

1  Lydia',  b.  1  March,  1748;  m.  31  March,  1767,  Fiske  Howe,  son 
of  55;  b.  23  June,  1741;  she  inherited  £133  by  her  Grandfather 
Brigham's  will,  and  other  things  if  she  had  "heirs  of  her  body"; 
moved  to  Templeton,  Mass.,  where  he  was  town  treasurer,  etc. 
Ch.  (Howe): 
1  Thomas';    2  Ephraim;   3  Lambert,  who  moved  to  Cleveland,  O. 

79  EZEKIEL^  son  of  Thomas*  and  Sarah  (Stratton)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  14  Feb.,  1723-4;  died  in  Grafton, 

138     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Mass.,  4  April,  1788;  married  (1),  Martha,  daughter  of  Samuel 
Bigelow  of  Marlboro,  born  21  Oct.,  1724;  died  1  Aug.,  1764;  mar- 
ried (2),  Millieent  Sherman,  who  died  ae.  70.     Resided  in  Grafton. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Grafton: 

i  Sergt.  Abner^  b.  19  Feb.,  1750-1;  m.  Molly  Emerson;  moved 
to  Hartland,  Vt.;  was  in  the  Revolution,  as  a  corporal  in  Capt. 
Luke  Drury's  Co.,  in  1775;  may  have  gone  to  Quebec  under  Col. 
Arnold,  Sept.,  1775;  sergeant,  in  1779,  under  Col.  J.  Chase, 
ii  Martha,  b.  23  April,  1753;  m.  Benjamin,  son  of  Benjamin  and 
Rebecca  (Parler)  Leland,  b.  in  Grafton,  1747;  d.  there  1828; 
he  was  a  farmer.     Ch.   (Leland),  b.  in  Grafton: 

1  Huldah',  h.  1774;  m.  Asahel  Warren;  res.  Springfield  and 
Weathersfield,  Vt. 

2  Daniel,  b.  1776;  m.  (1)  Mary  Forbush;  m.  (2)  Sally  Mor- 
gan;   had  12  ch.;    res.  Weathersfield,  Vt.,  and  Barre,  Mass. 

3  Capt.  Benjamin,  b.  1779;  m.  Lucy  Barnes;  res.  Boston  till 
1816,  a  mfr.,  then  in  New  York  and  Philadelphia,  where  d. 
1842;    ch.:    Benj.^  and  6  others. 

205  iii  Ezekiel,  b.  30  March,  1755. 

206  iv  Isaac,  b.   30  May,   1757. 

V  John,  b.   3   July,   1759;     d.   unm.,   25   Nov.,   1839,   in   Oxford;     in- 
terred  in   Grafton, 
vi  Miriam,  b.  10  March,  1761 ;  m.  Joseph  Gallop, 
vii  Huldah,  b.   1   Dec,   1762;    m.  Moses   Rockwood. 
Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Grafton: 

viii  Sarah,  b.  23  Aug.,  1766;    m.  8  Aug.,  1790,  Aaron  Hall  of  Grafton; 
moved  to  Weathersfield.    Ch.  (Hall),  b.  in  Grafton: 

1  Sally\  b.  20  Nov.,  1790. 

2  Aaron,  b.  4  June,   1793. 

ix  Jacob,  b.  6  Dec.,  1769;    m.  Polly  Dudley;    moved  to  Reading,  Vt. 
X  Millieent,  b.  26  Dec,  1771;    d.  in  Weathersfield,  1814. 
xi  Lydia,  b.  29  Sept.,  1774;    m.  20  May,  1811,  Isaac  Stone  of  Ward 

xii  Anna,  b.  27  Aug.,  1776;    d.  18  April,  1847,  in  Oxford,  unm. 

80  *ELISHA%  son  of  Thomas*  and  Sarah  (Stratton)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  25  Nov.,  1726;  died  in  Grafton,  Mass., 

very  aged;  married  Sarah .     He  resided  in  Grafton.     The 

male  line  is  extinct. 

Children,  born  in  Grafton: 

1  EUsha',  b.  12  April,  1758;    d.  28  Feb.,  1776. 
ii  Charles,  b.  9  Oct.,  1761;    d.  6  Aug.,  1776. 

207  iii  Sarah,  b.  29  AprU,  1767. 

iv  Molly,  b.  18  March,  1769;    d.  29  Aug.,  1823,  unm. 

81  fCAPT.  ITHAMAR^  son  of  Thomas*  and  Sarah  (Stratton) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  6  Oct.,  1729;  died  there,  3  May, 
1784;  married  (1),  13  Sept.,  1753,  Ruth,  daughter  of  Daniel  and 

*  Colonial   War  Record:     In  Train  Band,   Capt.   Warren. 

^Colonial    War    Record:    "Ensign"    with    Capt.    Rice;    Corporal    First    Marlboro 
Co.,  1757. 


Mary  (Bigelow)  Ward,  born  20  Feb.,  1732;  died  29  May,  1766; 
married  (2),  29  March,  1768,  Mary,  daughter  of  Abraham  and 
Mary  (Rice)  Beaman,  of  Marlboro;  born  1  Dec,  1734;  died,  his 
widow,  13  May,  1813.  He  lived  in  Marlboro,  where  Alden  Brig- 
ham  afterward  resided,  and  was  selectman  in  1775,  '76,  '78,  '79  and 
'82.  Probably  was  Lieut,  in  Capt.  Wm.  Brigham's  Co.,  and  marched 
on  the  Lexington  Alarm. 

Children  {by  first  wife),  bom  in  Marlboro: 

i  Ruth%  b.  17  Sept.,  1756;    d.  unm.,  20  Sept.,  1797. 

208  ii  Ithamar,  b.   7   Nov.,   1758. 

209  ill  Daniel,  b.  15  Nov.,  1760. 

iv  Silas,  b.  21   Oct.,  1763;    d.  27  Sept.,  1838;    m.  Persis  Stow,  who 
d.   31    March,   1835;     he   res.   in    Southboro   and   Northboro;     this 
line  is  extinct.     Ch.: 
1  Otis',  b.  4  June,  1793;    d.  3  Oct.,  1813. 
v  Abner,  b.  29  May,  1766;    d.  5  July,  1766. 
Children  (by  second  wife) : 

210  vi  Abner,  b.  21  Dec,  1768. 

vii  Abraham,  b.  14  Nov.,  1771;    d.  unm. 

82  *CAPT.  PAUL%  son  of  Thomas*  and  Sarah  (Stratton)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  26  March,  1737;  died  there,  4  June, 
1777;  married,  9  Aug.,  1757,  Eliza,  daughter  of  Abraham  and 
Persis  (Robinson)  Rice  (she  married  [2],  Col.  Silas  Bailey  of 
Berlin);  she  was  born  12  Oct.,  1736;  died  30  March,  1793.  He 
settled  in  Marlboro,  where  was  assessor,  1775-76;  selectman,  '77; 
on  Committee  of  Correspondence,  1776,  '77,  and  Representative, 
1777.  He  marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm  in  Capt.  Daniel  Barnes' 
Co.,  as  2d  Lieut.  He  is  in  a  list  of  officers  commissioned  25  May, 
1775,  and  saw  considerable  service  in  that  year.  He  was  Capt.  of 
the  5th  Co.  of  Col.  Ezekiel  Howe's  Regt.,  commissioned  5  July, 

Childen,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Persis',  b.   17  March,  1760;    d.  17  June,  1760. 

211  ii  Paul,  b.  17  June,  1761. 

212  iii  Samuel,  b.  14  Sept.,  1762. 

iv  Miriam,  b.  9  Jan.,  1764;    d.  10  Jan.,  1776. 

213  v  Thomas,  b.  25  Dec,  1765. 

vi  Aaron,  b.  7  Feb.,  1768;  d.  10  Oct.,  1771. 
vii  Sarah,  b.  16  Oct.,  1769;  d.  10  Oct.,  1771. 
viii  Pierpont,  b.  22  Nov.,  1772;    d.  31  Aug.,  1775. 

ix  Eli,  b.  16  Oct.,  1773;    d.  29  Aug.,  1775. 

83  fNOAH^,  son  of  Jonathan'*  and  Damaris  (Rice)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  24  Nov.,  1734;  died  there,  3  Feb.,  1805; 
married,  5  July,  1758,  Miriam  Allen;  married  (2),  19  May,  1771, 

•  Colonial   IVar  Record:     First   Marlboro   Co..    1757. 

t  Colonial  War:     First  Marlboro  Co.,  1757;   Relief  Fort  William  Henry,    1759. 

140     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Martha  Tomblin,  who  died   27   May,   1813.      He  was   in  office  in 
Marlboro  in  1798. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 
i  Damaris",  b.  24  April,  1759. 
ii  Anne,  b.  25  June,  1761. 

iii  Matthias  Rice,  b.  4  Jan.,  1765;    m.  15  Sept.,  1791,  Anna  Gleason. 
iv  Lydia,  b.  28  Oct.,  1767;    m.  12  Oct.,  1797,  James  Wright. 

Children  (by  second  wife),  b.  in  Marlboro: 

V  Miriam,  b.  30  Oct.,  1772;    m.  17  April,  1792,  Simeon  Cunningham. 
Ch.   (Cunningham),  b.  in  Marlboro: 

1  Miriam'',  who  had  three  children. 

2  Simeon,  who  had  ch.:  Miriam*;  Anna;  Emma  L.,  who  m. 
Rice,  and  had  2  ch. ;    Charles. 

3  Nancy,  had  1  dau. 

4  WilUafn  L.,  d.  unm. 

5  Levy,  had  several  ch. 

6  Martha,  had   Harriet;     Frederick;     Anna;     Fannie;     Ellen. 

7  Jonathan  Brigham,  m.  1836,  Sarah  Proctor  of  Gloucester, 
Mass.;  about  1839  he  changed  his  name  by  dropping  the 
"  Cunningham,"  and  was  known  thenceforth  as  "  Jonathan 
Brigham,"  and  under  the  name  of  "  Brigham "  his  children 
grew  up  and  were  married.  Ch.,  b.  in  Marlboro:  Lydia^  b. 
1837;  m.  1870,  James  Bliss,  a  merchant  of  Boston;  she  res. 
there,  a  widow;  Sarah,  d.;  Martha  Washington,  probably  m. 
Charles  L.  Brigham,  son  of  354;  Mary,  d. ;  Frank,  d. ;  Wil- 
liam, d. 

84  *COL.  TIMOTHY^  son  of  Capt.  Jesse*  and  Bethiah  (Rice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  l6  Feb.,  1735-6;  died  in  North- 
boro,  5  Oct.,  1828,  in  his  93d  year;  married  Lydia  Wood,  born  8 
Nov.,  1740. 

Morse  says  that  he  inherited  from  his  father  an  extensive  farm 
in  the  east  part  of  Northboro,  the  value  of  which  he  lost  through 
the  depreciation  of  Continental  money  after  its  sale.  In  extreme 
old  age  he  was  supported  by  the  town,  the  first  instance  of  the  kind 
to  be  found  in  the  history  of  the  race.  Although  poor,  he  was  re- 
ceived with  profound  respect,  and  entertained  with  free  hospitality, 
wherever  he  called  during  life.  In  1764  he  was  selectman  of 
Westboro;  in  1777,  after  the  division  of  the  town,  selectman  of 
Northboro.  In  1775  he  entered  the  Revolutionary  army  as  Captain; 
was  second  in  command  under  Capt.  Samuel  Wood  of  Marlboro 
of  the  company  of  Minute  Men,  which  marched  down  to  Cambridge 
on  19th  of  April,  1775,  and  which  was  in  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill, 
on  the  17th  of  June  following.  He  received  .£18  from  the  town 
for  the  first  term  of  service;  is  supposed  to  have  removed  his 
family  from  Northboro,  soon  after,  and  to  have  further  served  in 
the  field. 

*  Colonial   War  Record:     Westboro  Train  Band,    1757;   served  also    1758. 


Children,  probably  born  in  Westboro,  except  the  3  youngest,  born  in 
Northboro : 

i  Eber',  b.  25  Nov.,  1761. 
ii  Persis,  b.  16  Jan.,  1764. 
iii  Samuel,  b.   14  Dec,   1765. 
iv  Kitte,  b.  11  Dec,  1767. 

V  Lydia,  b.  26  Dec,  1769;    perhaps  d.  j. 
vi  Sally,  b.  13  Jan.,  1772. 

vii  Lewis,  b.  4  Jan.,  1774. 
viii  Nabby,  b.  29  Dec,  1775. 
ix  Luther,   b.    3    April,    1778;     m.    Rosomond    Jones,    and    moved    to 
Waterford,  Me.,  from  Stowe,  Mass.     Ch.: 

1  Lydia',  m.  Rufus  Priest. 

2  Mehitable. 

3  Sophie,  m.  Abel,  son  of  Stephen  Moore  from  Stow. 

4  Mary,  m.  Joseph  Flint. 

5  Lewis,  m.  Swallow, 

6  Calvin,  m.  Ball. 

7  Maria,  m.  Nathan  Hilton. 

214  X  Polly,  b.  15  April,  1781. 
xi  Betsey,  b.  22  Oct.,  1783. 

85  *LIEUT.  ARTEMAS^  son  of  Jesse*  and  Bethiah  (Rice) 
Brigham;  born  Westboro,  Mass.,  29  Sept.,  1739;  died,  in  a  fit  at 
home,  25  Nov.,  1802;  married,  Keziah,  daughter  of  Josiah  and 
Thankful  Rice,  born  Northboro,  Mass.,  31  Jan.,  1741;  died,  his 
widow,  27  Sept.,  1806. 

He  inherited  the  homestead  of  his  father  and  resided  where  his 
grandson,  Fred  William  Brigham  resided,  in  the  east  part  of  North- 
boro. He  served  in  the  Revolutionary  War  in  1775,  marching  on 
the  Lexington  Alarm,  and  as  a  sergeant  in  1777;  the  town  voted 
him  .£18  for  volunteer  service.  He  was  assessor  in  1778;  select- 
man in  1788  and  '89- 

Children,  the  2  eldest  born  in  Westboro;    others  in  Northboro : 

i  Jesse',  b.  10  Dec,   1762;    m.   18  Dec,  1782,   Elizabeth  Henderson. 

215  ii  Gardner,  b.  20  Feb.,  1764. 

216  iii  John,  b.  24  May,  1766. 

217  iv  Henry,  b.  4  Dec,  1768. 

V  Azuba,  b.  16  July,  1771 ;    d.  2  Aug.,  1778. 

vi  Lucinda,  b.  8  Feb.,  1774;  m.  9  June,  1793,  Amos,  son  of  Amos 
and  Sarah  (Graves)  Rice;  b.  in  N.,  7  March,  1767;  d.  in  Belfast, 
Me.,  Nov.,  1806;  moved  to  E.  Andover,  Me.  Ch.  (Rice),  the  S 
elder  b.  in  Northboro: 

1  Serrer,  b.  17  Aug.,  1794;    d.  y. 

2  Betsey  Curtis,  b.  1  Sept.,  1795. 

3  Lanson,  b.  E.  A.,  7  Feb.,  1801. 

vii  Betsev,  b.  26  June,  1776;    d.  1  Aug.,  1778. 
viii  Joel,  h.  16  Nov.,  1778;    d.  28  Aug.,  1779. 
ix  Lucy,   b.   21   July,   1780;    m.   1800,   David   Knowlton,  b.   1779;     d. 
6  Sept.,  1823;    moved  to  N.  Y.  State.     Ch.    (Knowlton),  6  b.  in 
Shrewsbury;    the  3  youngest  in  N.  Y.: 
*  Colonial    War   Record:     Private   in   Train   Band,    1757. 

142     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1  Julia  Arm',  b.  4  Dec,  1800. 

2  Eli,  b.  28  Oct.,  1802. 

3  Artemas  Brigham,  b.  15  Sept.,  1804. 

4  Elbridge  Gerry,  b.  4  Oct.,  1806. 

5  Abraham,  b.  8  Dec,  1808. 

6  Lucy  Caroline,  b.  3  Sept.,  1811. 

7  David  Bacheller. 

8  Marietta. 

9  Harriet. 

SIB      X  LoveU,  b.  22  Oct.,  1782. 
219     xi  Moses,  b.  21  April,  1786. 

86  SARAH^  daughter  of  Capt.  Jesse*  and  Bethiah  (Rice) 
Brigham,  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  21  Feb.,  1745-6;  died  in  North- 
boro,  Mass.,  23  Dec,  1798;  married  (second  wife),  15  Jan.,  1767, 
Dea.  Seth,  son  of  Seth  and  Dorothy  (Robinson)  Rice,  born  in  West- 
boro,  9  Nov.,  1737;  (married  [1]  Rachel  Coolidge  and  had  chil- 
dren). He  was  deacon  of  the  Northboro  church  and  died  there,  2 
Jan.,  1815. 
Children  {Rice),  horn  in  Northboro : 

i  Sarah',  b.  16  June,  1768;  d.  28  March,  1844;  m.  Jonathan  Pat- 
terson of  Northboro,  who  res.  in  Maidstone,  Vt.,  and  Eaton,  Que. 
Ch.   (Patterson) : 

1  Sarah',  b.  16  July,  1793;    m.  Joel  Bartlett  of  Northboro. 

2  Sabra,  b.   6   Dec,   1794;    d.   10  March,  1801. 

3  Isaac  C,  b.  15  May,  1796;    d.  unm.,  9  Nov.,  1821. 

4  William,  b.  3  April,  1798;    m.  Eliza  Norcross. 

5  Anson,  b.   5   March,   1801;     m.   Maria   Gilbert;     res.   Trumbull, 

6  Benjamin  F.,  b.  3  May,  1803;    m.   Levinah  Piatt;    res.  Trum- 

7  Lawson  B.,  b.  8  Aug.,  1805;    m.  Savilla  Dunkley. 

8  David,  b.  29  Jan.,   1807;    m.  Louisa  Alexander  of  Winchester, 
N.  H.;    res.  Boston. 

9  Mary,  b.  15  July,  1810;    m.  Harwood  Proctor. 

10  Sophia,  b.  3  Aug.,  1812;    d.  3  Nov.,  1841;    m.  Edward  Proctor; 
res,  Franklin,  Mich. 
11  Rachel,  b.  8  Oct.,  1770;    d.  22  July,  1837;    m.  Jotham  Bartlett  of 
Northboro.     Ch.   (Bartlett): 

1  Clarissa',  b.  11  Feb.,  1793. 

2  William  L.,  b.  21  Jan.,  1796. 

3  Sarah,  b.  3  March,  1797;    m.   Nahum  Eager. 

4  Jotham,  b.  1  Nov.,  1798;    d.  y. 

5  Uolloway,  b.   15  Jan.,  1800. 

6  John,  b.  8  March,  1801;    m.  Sally  Munroe. 

7  Lawson,  b.  15  May,  1802. 

8  Jonathan,  b.  26  April,  1804;    m.  Louisa  Warren. 

9  Sophia,   b.    29    Dec,    1805;     d.   23    March,    1835;     m.    Stephen 
W.  Jeffrey. 

10  Salina,  b.  23  Jan.,  1808;    d.  y. 

11  Mary  E.,  b.  26  Dec,  1812;    d.  2  May,  1848;    m.  Abraham  M. 

12  Franklin  D.,  b.  24  July,  1814;    m.  Mary  E.  Munroe. 


iii  Baxter,  b.  4  May,  177^';    d.  28  March,  1854;    m.  Mary  Chandler. 

1  Harriet',  b.  6  Feb.,  1795. 

2  Ermina,  b.  29  Aug.,  1798;    m.  Rev.  Bennett  Roberts. 

3  Anthony  C,  b.  4  Oct.,  1800;    d.  7  April,  1832. 

4  Louisa  F.,  b.  1  Dec,  1802;    d.  18  Aug.,  1826. 

5  Baxter,  b.  30  July,  1807. 

6  John,  b.   1   Dec,  1811;    m.    (1)    Susan   K.  Knowlton;    m.    (2) 
Elizabeth  Morse. 

iv  William,  b.  18  Sept.,  1774;   d.  14  Dec,  1826;   m.  Lois  Munroe.    Ch.: 

1  Israel  C.\  b.  3  Nov.,  1799;    d.  1  Dec,  1853;    m.  (1)   Mary  E. 
Munroe;    m.  (2)  Mrs.  Almira  L.  Davis. 

2  Sarah  Brigham,  b.  7  Dec,  1800 ;    d.  y. 

3  Sarah  Brighavi,  b.  21  Dec,  1801;    d.  18  Sept.,  1841;    m.  John 

4  Polly,  b.  9  Jan.,  1804;    m.  Sumner  Chapin. 

5  Susannah,  b.  1805;    d.  1826. 

6  William,  b.  6  June,  1807;    m.  Lydia  Wilson. 

7  Lewis,  b.  23  Nov.,  1809;    m.  Susan  A.  Brigham,  522. 

8  Reuben,  b.  23  Sept.,  1811;    m.  Harriet  F.  Kettell. 

9  Lydia  F.,  b.  16  Nov.,  1813;    m.  Dana  M.  Clapp. ' 

10  Abraham  M.,  b.  30  July,  1815. 

11  Lois  C,  twin  to  Abraham;   m.  Jerome  Wells. 

12  Charles,  b.  30  Dec,  1817;    d.  y. 

13  Charles  L.,  b.  10  Oct.,  1823;    d.  unm.,  22  Feb.,  1850. 

V  Polly,  b.  9  Feb.,  1782;    d.  14  March,  1852;    m.  Isaac  Davis.     Ch. 
(Davis)  : 

1  Polly\  b.  and  d.  1803. 

2  Adaline  P.,  b.  4  Nov.,  1804;    m.  John  Patrick. 

3  Isaac  Brigham,  b.  and  d.  1806. 

4  Henry  G.,  b.  4  Nov.,  1807. 

5  Isaac  Brigham,  b.  24  Dec,  1809;    d.  1832. 

6  Ann  Eliza,  b.  3  Oct.,  1811. 

7  John,  b.  25  Oct.,  1813;    d.  1844. 

8  Sarah  B.,  b.  25  March,  1816. 

9  Hannah  O.,  b.  and  d.  1818. 

10  Hannah  G.,  b.  9  Nov.,  1819;    d.  6  March,  1850;    m.  Franklin 

11  Cyrus,  b.  18  June,  1822;    m.  Elizabeth  W.  Bruce. 

12  Caroline  G.,  b.  27  Sept.,  1825;    d.  1839.      ' 

vi  Sapphira,  b.  13  Dec,  1784;    d.  1  Sept.,  1841;    m.  Maj.  Oliver  Saw- 
yer of  Berlin,  Mass.     Ch.  (Sawyer): 

1  Lewis',  b.  2  Feb.,  1812. 

2  Oliver  B.,  b.  5  June,  1816;    m.  Angeline  A.  Baldwin. 

3  Lucy  F.,  b.  9  Sept.,  1819;    d.  30  Dec,  1847;   m.  Stephen  Sawyer. 

4  Sophia  B.,  twin  to  Lucy. 

vii  Seth,  b.  25  March,  1788;   m.  Alice  Brigham,  250. 

87  WILLIAM^  son  of  Joel*  and  Mary  (Church)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  20  March,  1741-2;  died,  ae.  80;  married, 
4  Sept.,  1764,  Betty,  daughter  of  Jonathan  and  Betty  (Brigham) 
Stratton  (61);  born  in  Marlboro,  11  April,  1744.  He  lived  in 
Northboro,  Mass.,  and  moved  to  Tunbridge,  Vt.,  also  lived  in 
Lowell,  Vt. 

144     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 


i  Lydia",  b.  Northboro,  27  May  or  March,  1765;  m.  3  or  8  Nov., 
1785,  Dea.  Moses,  son  of  Robert  Eames;  b.  in  Marlboro,  4  June, 
1763;  d.  24  June,  1825.  The  early  records  spell  this  name  with 
an  "  E,"  but  most  of  the  families  have  dropped  the  "  E,"  and  spell 
it  "  Ames."    Ch.  (Eames),  b.  in  Marlboro: 

1  Lewis',  b.  31  Aug.,  1786;  d.  11  June,  1856;  m.  (1)  24  May,  1812, 
Nancy  Childs,  vi^ho  d.  1819;    m.  (2)  1821,  Mehitable  Forbush. 

2  Lucinda,  b.  11  Jan.,  1789;   d.  unm.,  20  June,  1833. 

3  Nancy,  b.  1  March,  1792;  m.  23  July,  1809,  Levi  Bigelow,  b. 
28  Oct.,  1790;  d.  3  April,  1859;  they  had  14  ch.  He  was  a 
district  school  teacher,  town  oflQcer,  rep.  to  the  Gen.  Court,  and 
J.  P. 

ii  Betty,  b.  19  Feb.,  1767;    d.  y. 
iii  William,  b.  27  Dec,  1769;    d.  6  March,  1771. 
iv  William,  b.  12  Jan.,  1772. 

220  V  Silvanus,  b.  17  Jan.,  1774. 

vi  Betty,  b.  21  Feb.,  1775;  although  Morse  says  "1776,"  which  is 
probably  an  error,  although  Betty  may  have  been  b.  in  1776,  and 
Samuel  in  1777. 

vii  Samuel,  b.    7   April,   1776;     d.    12   Feb.,   1859,   in   Ogden,   N.  Y,; 

m.  .     Ch.: 

1  Henry  O.'',  who  res.  Ohio. 

221  viii  Lucy,  b.  24  March,  1778. 

88  JOEL^,  son  of  Joel*  and  Mary  (Church)  Brigham,  born  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  5  April,  1751;  died  in  New  Marlboro,  Mass., 
about  1840;  married  (1),  2  Jan,  1776,  Katee,  daughter  of  Col. 
Cyprian  and  Dorothy  (Howe)  Howe,  born  in  Marlboro,  28  Dec., 
1757;  married  (2)  Polly  Butler.  About  1783  he  moved  to  Madison, 
N.  Y.,  but  came  back  to  New  Marlboro  before  his  decease.  He 
was  a  Commissary  in  the  Revolution. 

Children,  four  probably  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Mary",  b.  1776;    d.  y. 

li  Mary,  b.  1778;    d.  y. 

iii  Charles,  b.  1779;    d.  y. 

iv  Susan,  b.  1780;    d.  y. 

v  Thankful. 

vi  William,  b.  24  Sept.,  1812;    d.  New  Marlboro,  21  Dec,  1863;    m. 
24   April,    1844,   Elizabeth,   dau.   of  John,   Jr.,   and    Lucy    (Lang- 
don)   Dodge;    b.  in  N.   M.,  24  April,  1817;    d.  4  June,  1856;    he 
was  a  farmer  and  res.  N.  M.    Child,  b.  in  N.  M.: 
1  Ellen  E:,  b.  19  March,  1848;    m.  27  Feb.,  1878,  Louis  M.,  son 
of  Samuel  and  Ursula   (Day)   Williams,  b.  in  Canaan,  N.   H., 
17   Sept.,   1851;     res.   Stafford,   Kan.,  where   moved   from   Put- 
nam, Conn.   Ch.  (Williams),  b.  in  Putnam:  i  Robert  Longfellow*; 
ii  Elizabeth  Langdon,  twins,  b.  8  Feb.,  1879;    iii  Henry  Trum- 
bull, b.  8  Sept.,  1880;    iv  Ursula  Louise,  b.  30  Dec,  1886. 
vii  Son,  probably  Henry  G. 

89  JONATHAN^  son  of  Joel*  and  Mary  (Church)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  29  Oct.,  1754;  died  in  Mayville,  N.  Y., 


26  July,  1848;  married  (1),  5  Jan.,  1774,  Lydia  Stevens,  born  8 
May,  1758;  died  in  Mayville,  4  Feb.,  1828;  married  (2),  Sarah 
(Olds)  Brigham,  widow  of  his  cousin  Jonathan,  94.  He  resided 
first  in  Marlboro;  moved  to  Madison,  N.  Y.,  1796;  thence  to  Sher- 
idan, N.  Y.,  1810;  last  to  Mayville,  in  1813. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  all  born  in  Marlboro,  except  the  youngest  born 
in  Madison: 
222       i  Stephen^  b.  24  Aug.,  1780. 

ii  Susanna,   b.    12   Feb.,   1T83;    m.    1805,   Henry   Titus   of  Augusta, 
N.    Y.,    and   moved   to    Penfield,    Ontario,   in    1812,   where   she    d. 
3  Aug.,  1813.     Ch.  (Titus) : 
1  Franklin';     2   Lysander;     3   Mary;     4   Samuel;     5    Haven;     6 

iii  *Haven,   b.   23   May,    1785;     d.    ;     m.    19    Feb.,   1809, 

Eunice,   dau.   of  Ephraim   Herrick   of   Augusta,   N.   Y.,  who   was 
a   soldier   of   the    Revolution;     removed   with   his    father   in    1796 
to   Madison,   N.   Y.;     a  tanner  by  trade;    built  the   first   tannery 
in  Sheridan,  N.  Y.   (in  company  with  his  brother  Windsor),  where 
settled   in    1810.      In    1815    built    a   40-ton    schooner,   "  Kingbird," 
which   ran  between  Dunkirk   and   Buffalo,   taking   out  his   lumber 
and   bringing  back   merchandise,   etc.      In   his   later   years    he   re- 
sided s.  p.  in  Fredonla,  N.  Y.,  in  retirement. 
iv*Windsor,  b.   1   Oct.,   1787;     d.  25  July,   1835,   of  the   cholera;    he 
had  taken  passage  on  a  boat  from  Detroit  to  Dunkirk,  N.  Y.,  but 
bad   weather   intervened   and   they   were   carried   by  the  port   and 
he  died  on  the  passage;    was  interred  in  Buffalo  in  an  unknown 
spot;    m.  about  1812,  Marinda  Cone  of  Mayville,  N.  Y.     In  1796 
he  removed  to  Madison  with  his  father  and  in  1810  he  settled  in 
Sheridan;     when    he    went    there    he    took    a    pack    of    50-pound 
weight   of   tools,   provisions,    etc.;     in   company   with   his    brother 
Haven    he    built    the    first    sawmill    in    the    place,    but    soon    sold 
out   to    Haven;     being   a   carpenter  he   took   a   contract   to   build 
the  first  building  at  Mayville,  and  he  built  the  second  sawmill  in 
Sheridan.     Ch. : 
1  Eliza;    2   Melissa,   who   m.    Harrison   Barker;     3   Angeline;    4 
Marcia;    5  Sarah;    6  Squire;    7  Leroy,  who  d.  y.;    8  Samuel, 
who  d.  y. 
V  Lydia,  b.  30  Dec,   1789;     d.   of   apoplexy   in   Sheridan,   18   April, 
1853;     moved    from    Madison    to    Chautauqua    Co.    in    1810;     m. 
Barnabas  Cook  in  Augusta.     Ch.   (Cook) : 
1  Nelson";    2  Emogene;    3  Salinda;    4  Angeline;    5   "Wartus" 
or  Lyanda;    6  Haven;    7  Edward;    8  Cynthia. 
vi  Jonathan,  b.  13  Oct.,  1791 ;    d.  unm.,  in  Mayville,  ae.  23. 
vii  William,   b.    23    Sept.,    1793;    d.    in   Sheridan,   28   June,    1829;    m. 
Philatheta   Farnsworth.     Ch.: 
1  Lydia  Ann'';    2  Eunice;    3  Jonathan;    4  Edward. 
viii  Edmund,   b.   15   July,   1796;    m.    (1)    Lucinda   Pratt,   who  d.;     m. 
(2)  ;    res.  in  Mayville,  s.  p. 

90     JOHN^,  son  of  Joel*  and  Mary   (Church)    Brigham;  born 
in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  16  April,  1758;  died  in  Chadwick  Bay,  N.  Y,, 

*  Vide  History  of  Chautauqua  Co.,  p.   537 

'i46     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

20  Aug.,  1828;  married^  in  1779-80,  Abigail,  daughter  of  James 
and  Abigail  (Ward)*  Williams  of  Marlboro  and  Rutland,  Vt., 
born  26  Feb.,  1764;  died,  in  Chadwiek  Bay  the  next  day  after  her 
husband,  and  they  were  interred  in  one  grave  at  Fredonia,  N.  Y. 
He  was  a  soldier  in  the  wars  of  1775  and  1812.  In  1790  he 
moved  to  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  and  in  1795  to  Madison,  N.  Y.,  and 
in  1808  to  Chadwiek  Bay,  where  he  took  up  a  tract  of  wild  land, 
built  a  log  house  and  opened  a  farm.  A  principal  street,  leading  out 
of  Dunkirk  village,  and  first  opened  by  him,  bears  his  name.f  He 
was  a  highly  respected  and  honored  citizen. 

Children,  the  2  eldest  born  in  Marlboro: 

233  i  JohnS  b.  7  Oct.,  1780. 

234  ii  James,  b.  6  Nov.,  1782. 
2-25     Hi  Walter. 

226     iv  Nabby,  bapt.  in  Fitzwilliam,  13  March,  1791. 

91  SAMUEL^  son  of  JoeP  and  Mary  (Church)  Brigham,  born 
in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  3  Dec,  1760;  died  2  March.,  1813;  in  Augusta, 
N.  Y.;  married  Phebe  Davis,  (dau.  of  Daniel,  a  kinsman  of  Gov. 
John  Davis),  of  Worcester,  who  married  (2)  Israel  Rice,  of  Madi- 
son, N.  Y.;  she  died  9  Feb.,  1843,  ae.  82.  He  was  a  farmer,  and 
moved,  about  1796,  to  ISIadison,  N.  Y. 

Children,  born  in  Paxton,  Mass.: 
221       i  JoeP,  b.  12  Sept.,  1785. 

ii  Samuel,  b.  ;    d.  ae.  about  17. 

iii  Phebe,  b.  16  Oct.,  1790;  d.  in  Springhill,  O.,  27  Nov.,  1855;  m. 
11  Feb.,  1811,  in  Augusta,  N.  Y.,  Russell  Munn;  b.  17  Feb., 
1786;  d.  Wauseon,  O.,  35  Nov.,  1889.  Moved  to  Springhill,  O., 
in  1854.     Ch.   (Munn),  b.  in  New  York: 

1  Asa  C.\  b.  26  June,  1813;  d.  23  Jan.,  1871;  m.  Florence 
Guthrie.  Ch.:  i  Dr.  Allison%  res.  Crystal  Lake,  Mich.;  ii 
Celia,  m.  George  Stores. 

2  Marshall  Davis,  b.  22  May,  1816;  d.  8  Dec,  1896;  m.  Elvira 
Guthrie.     Ch. :    Coralia. 

3  Phebe  L.,  b.  15  May,  1818;  d.  in  Toledo,  O.,  10  Dec,  1899;  m. 
1852,  H.  B.  Williams,  who  d.  in  Toledo,  31  Dec,  1892.  Ch. 
(WiUiams):  Phebe^  b.  29  March,  1855;  m.  28  Dec,  1877,  S.  J. 
Clark,  proprietor  of  a  job  printing  house  in  Toledo. 

92  CAPT.  TILLY^  son  of  James*  and  Anna  (Rice)  Brigham, 
born  in  Brookfield,  Mass.,  6  June,  1748;  died  there,  17  Aug.,  1808; 
married  Rachel,  daughter  of  Joseph  Walker  of  Brookfield. 

He  inherited  a  third  of  his  father's  one  thousand  acres  in  Brook- 
field and  also  the  house  built 'by  James  in  1722,  which  was  next 
owned  by  JoeP.     The  old  house  was  burned  down  a  few  years  ago 

*  She  was  the  daughter  of   Daniel  and  Mary    (Bigelow)    Ward, 
t  History  of  Chautauqua  Co. 

Gershom^    Brigham    House,    Westboro,    jNIass. 


Captain    Tilly'    Brigham    House,   Brookfield,   Mass?""^ — -^*-^ 


and  the  place  is  owned  by  Joseph^  Brigham.     His  service  in  the 
Revolution  was  a  little  over  13  mos.,  beginning  June  30,  1778. 

Children,  born  in  Brookfield: 

i  Bathsheba',   b.   4   Jan.,    1782;     m.   Joseph   W.    Hamilton;     res.    in 
Brookfield.      Ch.    (Hamilton): 
1  Cheney'',  who  lived  in  Barre,  Mass. 

228  ii  Barna,  b.   11    Nov.,   1784..  l(r^£.J-     f^ 
iii  Ruth,  b.  27  May,  1787;    d.  about  1813;    m.  Capt.  Benjamin  Bar- 'J*      -^     ' 

rett;  res.  Brookfield.     Ch.   (Barrett),  b.  there: 

1  Sophia  A.\  m.  Luther  Stowell;  res.  Brookfield. 

2  Henry  P.,  m.  Selura  Tuttle;  res.  W.  Brookfield. 

229  iv  Joel,  b.  2  June,  1790. 

V  Lydia,  b.  5  March,  1793;  m.  Proctor  Sanford;  res.  W.  Brookfield. 
Ch.    (Sanford): 

1  Charles  B.\  res.  Brookfield. 

2  Harriet  A.,  m.  Washington  Tufts,  who  was  station  agent  at  B. 
vi  Marv,   b.   3   Aug.,   1796;     m.   Washington   Hamilton;     res.   James- 

ville^   N.  Y.     Ch.    (Hamilton): 

1  James  T.' 

2  George   W. 

3  Mary  A. 

4  Nancy  M. 

vii  Fanny,  b.  27  Nov.,  1798;  m.  Daniel  Holt  from  Western,  now 
Warren,  Mass.;  res.  a  retired  merchant  in  New  York.  Ch. 
(Holt) : 

1  Sarah  F.\  m.  William  A.  Cromwell,  merchant;  res.  N.  Y.  Ch. 
(CromweU):  i  WiUiam  A.»,  Jr.  d.;  ii  WiUiam  A.,  3d.,  d.; 
iii  Mary  F.;    iv  Maria  A. 

2  Maria    A.,    d.   ;     m.    William    P.    Bridgman;     res.,    a 

merchant,    in    N.    Y.      Ch.    (Bridgman):    i    Daniel    H.%    d.;    ii 
Emily  F. 

viii  Asenath,  b.  19  March,  1801;  m.  John  Hobbs  of  Brookfield,  both  d. 
ix  Salem,  b.  7  Sept.,  1803;    d.  ae.  4. 

93  ELISHA^  son  of  James*  and  Anna  (Rice)  Brigham,  born 
in  Brookfield,  Mass.,  6  Jan.,  1750;  died  there,  8  Sept.,  1808;  mar- 
ried Patience  Walker.  He  inherited  one  third  of  the  one  thousand 
acres  which  belonged  to  his  father,  in  Brookfield.  He  went  to  war 
from  Brookfield,  in  1777,  and  was  at  the  battle  of  Saratoga;  was 
a  private  in  Capt.  Asa  Danforth's  Co.  of  Vols. 

Children,  horn  in  Brookfield: 

230  i  James',  b.  22  Feb.,   1783. 

231  ii  Silvanus,  b.  30  July,  1785. 

iii  Hannah,  b.  16  Dec,  1788;    m.  Joshua  Knights.     Ch.   (Knights): 
1  Rebecca^,  d. 

94  JONATHAN^,  son  of  James*  and  Anna  (Rice)  Brigham; 
born  in  Brookfield,  Mass.,  22  Oct.,  175 — ;  died  there,  Feb.,  1841; 
married   Sarah   Olds,   who   became  the   second  wife   of  his   cousin 

148     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Jonathan,  89.     He  inherited  one-third  of  the  homestead  in  Brook- 
field.    Was  in  the  Revolution  in  1778. 

Children,  born  in  Brookfield: 

i  SilasS  b.  3  Nov.,  1774;  d.  31  Jan.,  1795;  killed  by  an  accident, 
ii  Lot,  b.  13  April,  1778;    m.  Sally  Worcester,  and  settled  in  Ver- 
iii  Elisha,  b.  8  Nov.,  1780;    d.  unm.,  probably  in  Richmond,  N.  H. 
He  was  very  fond  of  attending  auctions  and  created  much  amuse- 
ment by  his  purchases, 
iv  Sally,  b.  22  Oct.,  1783;    m.  Edward   Parker;    res.   Brookfield. 
V  Catherine,  b.  11  July,  1787;  m.  (2)  Josiah  6urrows. 

vi  Betsey,  b.  30  Sept.,  1790;    m.  Wyman;    probably  res.  a 

while  with  Elisha  in  Richmond, 
vii  William,  b.  7  Oct.,  1793;    d.  in  Pelham,  Mass.,  ae.  80;    m.  Harriet 
Hoar;    res.  in  Pelham.     Ch. : 

1  George,  b.  1  March,  1842;    d.  5  Oct.,  1887. 

2  Meriva  Jane,  b.  1844;    m.  Crosby;    res.  1903.  Cooley- 

ville,  Mass. 

95  *JOHN^,  son  of  John*  and  Susanna  Brigham;  born  in  Shrews- 
bury, Mass.,  25  July,  1739;  died  in  Phillipston,  Mass.,  5  Feb., 
1818;  married,  12  March,  1760,  Zerviah,  daughter  of  Eleazer  and 
Persis  (Newton)  Rice  of  Westboro,  Mass.,  born  11  Sept.,  1741; 
died  in  Phillipston,  10  Feb.,  1818.  According  to  Morse  his  father 
gave  him  half  of  the  Shrewsbury  farm. 

Children,  the  3  eldest  horn  in  Shrewsbury,  the  others  in  Phillipston : 
i  Miriam',  b.  —  Dec,  1762. 

ii  Eunice,  b.  20  March,  1766;  d.  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  21  June, 
1853,  ae.  87;  m.  12  Dec,  1787,  John  Cobleigh,  b.  18  Dec,  1762; 
res.  in  Fitzwilliam.     Ch.    (Cobleigh),  b.  there: 

1  John\  b.  21  March,  1789;  d.  in  Fitzwilliam  6  February,  1870. 

2  Amos,  b.  18  April,  1790;  d.  in  Fitzwilliam,  19  Feb.,  1824. 

3  David,  b.  26  July,  1791;    d.  in  Marengo,  Mich.,  26  May,  1858. 

4  Eunice  Brigham,  b.   15  Nov.,   1792;    d.  in  Bakersfield,  Vt.,   13 
Sept.,  1835. 

5  Chloe,  b.  6  Feb.,  1801;    d.  in  Bakersfield,  27  April,  1831. 

6  Bathshebah,  b.  14  April,  1803;  d.  in  Fitzwilliam,  8  Sept.,  1854. 
iii  John,  b.  26  Dec,  1767;    d.  ;    m.   (1)   ;    m. 

(2)  Widow  Susan  Washburn;  he  moved  to  New  York  State, 
probably  to  Malone,  but  no  record  is  there.  Ch.  (by  first  wife) : 
1  Eleazer'';  2  John;  3  William.  Ch.  (by  second  wife) :  4  Rox- 
anah,  d.  ae.  4;  5  Julia. 
iv  Chloe,  b.  in  Phillipston,  Mass.,  6  Feb.,  1772;  d.  in  Georgia,  Vt., 
29  June,  1848;  m.  22  Sept.,  1793,  Israel,  son  of  Benjamin  Joslin; 
b.  in  KiUingly,  Conn.,  22  Feb.,  1770;  d.  in  Georgia,  31  Dec,  1855; 
they  res.  in  Georgia.     Ch.   (Joslin),  b.  there: 

*  Colonial  War  Record:  Shrewsbury,  1757,  Capt.  Ward,  Train  Band.  Shrews- 
bury, 1759  se.  19)  in  Col.  Abe  Williams'  Regt.  for  invasion  of  Canada.  Shrewsbury, 
Private,  1760,  Capt.  Maynard's  Co.  to  westward,  8  mos.  21  days.  Centinel,  Capt. 
Josiah  Brown's  Troop  of  Horse,   5  days. 


1  Serviah\  b.  13  Sept.,  1794;  d.  in  Georgia,  1867. 

2  Israel,  b.  Aug.,  1796;  d.  1797. 

3  Abigail,  b.  15  Nov.,  1797;    d.  in  Georgia,  1847. 

4  Levi,  b.  10  Dec,  1799;    d.  in  Oneida,  N.  Y.,  1876;    a  lawyer. 

5  Israel,  b.  8  March,  1802;  d.  14  April,  1871;  m.  Hannah 
Colton.  Ch.:  i  Edward  B.«;  ii  Dana  I.  (M.  D.  in  St.  Louis); 
iii  Hannah  L. ;  iv  D wight  C. ;  v.  Mary  P.;  vi  Ellen  L.;  vii 
John  C. ;    viii  Chas.  W.,  Cairo,  lU. ;    ix  Walter  C,  Cairo,  111. 

6  Polly,  b.  8  May,  1804;  d.  11  July,  1823. 

7  Infant,  b.  23  March,  1808;    d.   1808. 

8  Benjamin  Barrett,  b.  27  April,  1809;    d.  1851;    a  farmer. 

9  Chloe  Priscilla,  b.  26  June,  1811;    d.  1874. 
10  Charlotte  Nelson,  b.  18  June,   1817. 

V  Susannah,  b.  5  Dec,   1776. 

vi  Timothy,  b.  17  June,  1779;    perhaps  went  to  Canada, 
vii  Nahum,  b.  5  April,  1781 ;    perhaps  d.  y. 
i22  viii  Samuel,  b.  16  Jan.,  1782. 

ix  Abigail,  m.  Josslyn. 

96  SAMUEL®,  son  of  John*  and  Susanna  Brigham;  born  in 
Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  1  July,  1741;  died  there,  28  Feb.,  1836;  ae.  94; 
married,  1774,  Rachel,  daughter  of  Phineas  Underwood  of  West- 
ford,  Mass.,  born,  1746;  died  21  Dec.,  1810,  ae.  64. 

Probably  was  a  private  in  Capt.  Job  Cushing's  Co.  of  Minute-men 
which  marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm.  He  was  admitted  to  the 
church  in  Shrewsbury  in  1780.  According  to  Morse  he  received 
iialf  of  his  father's  farm  in  Shrewsbury,  and  was  sole  executor  of 
his  father's  will. 

Child,  horn  in  Shrewsbury : 
iJ33       i  John",  b.  22  March,  1788. 

97  DAVIDS  son  of  Silas*  and  Tabitha  (Prescott)  Brigham; 
born  in  Lancaster,  Mass.,  4  April,  1745;  died  in  Shrewsbury,  27 
Sept.,  1824,  ae.  80;  married  (1),  21  March,  1766,  Mercy,  daughter 
of  Dea.  Benjamin  Maynard,  who  died,  with  her  infant,  10  Nov., 
1766,  ae.  22;  married  (2),  13  Oct.,  1768,  Martha  Chamberlain,  of 
Westboro,  who  died  9  Aug.,  1807,  ae.  59;  married  (3),  in  1809, 
Hannah  Marcy,  of  Brooklyn,  Conn.  He  settled  in  Shrewsbury. 
He  was  in  Capt.  Ross  Wyman's  (Artillery)  Co.,  Col.  Jonathan 
Ward's  Regt.,  which  marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm;  in  1777j 
marched  on  an  alarm  at  Bennington  in  Capt.  John  Maynard's  Co., 
Col.  Job  Cushing's  Regt. 

Children,  born  in  Shrewsbury : 

234  i  Nathaniel*,  b.  27  July,  1769. 

235  ii  Edmund  Trowbridge,  b.  9  March,  1771. 

iii  Mercy,  b.  10  June,  1773;    d.  28  Aug.,  1776. 
iv  Prescott,  b.  24  June,  1775;    d.  22  Sept.,  1776. 

V  David,  b.  6  Aug.,  1777;    d.  26  Aug.,  1880. 

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236  vi  Prescott,  bap.  16  April,  1780. 

vii  Martha,  b.  16  March,  178:3;  m.  20  Nov.,  1800,  Balch  Dean,  b. 
in  Dedham,  MaSs.,  7  March,  1775;  removed  to  Shrewsbury  and  d, 
there,   1857.     Ch.    (Dean): 

1  Elizabeth',  b.  31  Dec,  1801;    d.  s.  p.  in  Worcester,  ; 

m.  6  June,  1827,  James  Harvey  Gerald,  probably  of  Wrentham ; 
her  mother  res.  with  her. 

237  viii  Mercy,  b.  21  March,  1784. 

238  ix  David,  b.  15  Aug.,  1786. 

X  Ebenezer,  b.  28  April,  1789;  d.  14  Sept.,  1861.  Morse  tells  us 
that  in  1814  he  emigrated  to  the  west,  and  in  1828  settled  in 
Blue  Mounds,  Territory  of  Michigan,  now  in  Dane  Co.,  Wisconsin, 
where  he  lived  until  his  death;  was  unm.;  had  large  profits 
from  the  rise  in  real  estate,  and  was  proprietor  of  a  large  tract 
of  land;  one  of  the  original  proprietors  of  the  city  of  Madison; 
was  well  known  and  highly  regarded  where  he  lived  and  labored. 

The    Dane    County    Bar    adopted    the    following    resolutions    at 
the  time  of  his  death: 

"  That  we  regard  it  as  a  privilege  to  bear  our  testimony  in  this 
public  manner  to  the  unblemished  morals,  the   ardent  patriotism, 
the  benevolent  character  and  generous  heart  of  our  esteemed  and 
lamented   friend." 
xi  Luther,  bapt.  10  June,  1791 ;    d.  29  Aug.,  1793. 

98  LIEUT.  LEVI^  son  of  Col.  Levi*  and  Susanna  (Grout) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  26  Aug.,  1746;  died  in  Fitz- 
wiUiam,  N.  H.,  26  April,  1821;  married  9  July,  1771,  Tabitha, 
daughter  of  Phineas  and  Prudence  Hardy;  born  in  Westboro,  10 
May,  1745;  died  26  April,  1818. 

He  moved  to  Fitzwilliam  about  1772,  in  the  infancy  of  the 
country,  travelling  on  foot,  packing  his  provisions,  and  submitting 
to  hardships  now  unknown  to  pioneers.  He  kept  a  tavern  on 
"  Brigham  Hill,"  in  the  east  part  of  Fitzwilliam,  and  was  col- 
lector in  1774  and  '86;  selectman  in  1774,  '75,  '76,  '78  and  '81; 
Lieut,  of  Militia,  '75 ;  on  the  Committee  of  Safety,  '78.  He  held 
nearly  every  office  in  the  gift  of  the  people  from  time  to  time  (see 
History  of  Fitzwilliam) . 

Children,  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 

239  i  Lydia",  b.  24  Aug.,  1772. 

240  ii  Joseph,  b.  2  June,  1774. 

iii  Anna,  b.  14  March,  1776;    d.  16  March,  1776. 

241  iv  Hannah,  b.  12  March,  1777. 

242  V  Levi,  b.  19  Dec,  1778. 

243  vi  Tabitha,  b.  30  Sept.,   1780. 

244  vii  Anna,  b.  26  April,  1782. 

viii  Rufus,  b.  22  Nov.,  1783;    d.  27  May,  1802. 

245  ix  Mindwell,  b.   11  April,  1785. 

246  X  Susannah,  b.  3  April,   1790. 


99  *HON.  ELIJAH^  son  of  Col.  Levi*  and  Susanna  (Grout) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  7  July,  1751;  died  in  Washing- 
ton, D.  C,  22  Feb.,  1816;  married  (1),  21  Sept.,  1780,  Anna 
Sophia,t  daughter  of  the  Rev.  Ebenezer  and  Hannah  (Breck) 
Parkman,  of  Westboro;  born  there,  18  Oct.,  1755;  died  there,  26 
Nov.,  1783;  married  (2)  20  April,  1786,  Mrs.  Sarah  (Lambert) 
Hammock,  of  Marlboro,  widow  of  Charles;  born  26  Feb.,  1750; 
died  22  March,  1787;  married  (3),  l6  Dec.,  1792,  Sarah,  daughter 
of  Gen.  Artemas  Ward  of  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  (grandson  of  5)  ; 
born  28  July,  1756;  died,  his  widow,  5  Feb.,  1838. 

He  graduated  from  Dartmouth  College,  A.B.,  1778;  A.M.,  Dart- 
mouth and  Harvard  (ad  eum.) ,  and  Yale,  1792;  began  the  study 
of  law,  but  for  some  reason  unknown  abandoned  it  before  he  was 
admitted  to  the  bar.  When  he  went  to  college,  his  father  gave  him 
a  horse,  which  was  all  the  start  he  had  toward  his  higher  education. 
He  settled  in  Westboro  as  a  merchant  with  Breck  Parkman.  Elijah, 
after  Mr.  Parkman's  death,  continued  to  live  in  the  parsonage, 
which  is  generally  called  the  "  Judge  Brigham  house  " ;  "  built  in 
1748.  ...  It  has  been  much  altered  and  modernized.  .  . 
Mr.  Parkman  bought  the  land  which  constituted  his  farm  of  Nathan 
Brigham  of  Southboro."  He  was  selectman  in  1785,  '89,  and  '96. 
He  represented  Westboro  in  the  General  Court,  1791  and  '93; 
served  12  years  as  a  member  of  the  Senate;  2  years  as  executive 
counsellor,  and  16  years  as  a  judge  of  the  Court  of  Common  Pleas 

*  "  25   June,    1780.      Mr.   Elijah    Brigham     .     .     .     propounded." 

"  9  July,   1780.     !Mr.  Brigham     .     .     .     admitted  into  ye  Church." 

16  July,  1780  .  .  .  Mr.  Brigham  and  Sophy  were  published  for  the  last 

"15  Aug.,    1780     ...     I  returned  at  eve.     Mr.  Elijah  here  de  die  in  diem." 

"  Sept.,  1780  .  .  .  Mr.  Elijah  Brigham  privately  spoke  to  me  of  his  joining 
in   Trade   with    Breck. 

"  7  Sept.,  1780  .  .  .  He  (]Mr.  Wm.  Spring  of  Brimfield)  dined  with  us  as  did 
Mr.   Elijah   Brigham    (who  keeps  shop   for   Breck). 

"  20  Sept.,  1780  .  .  .  N.  B.  Mr.  Brigham  asked  me  whether  it  would  suit  me 
to  have  the  INIarriage  of  my  Dauter  to  him  to  be  to-morrow?  .  .  .  Sent  my  Com- 
plements to  his  Father  and  Mother,  &  Request  they  would  come — likewise  his 
Brothers  and  Sisters.  He  acquainted  me  with  his  desire  to  wait  on  Squire  Baker  and 
his  Lady  with  his  Invitations  to  ye  wedding;  also  ye  two  eldest  Dauters.  To  which 
I  consented.  My  Dauter  Cushing  rode  to  Capt.  Maynard's  to  invite  him  and  his 
wife.  The  Return  was  that  Mrs.  Maynard  was  confined  with  illness  "  (she  was 
the  widow   of   Dr.    Samuel   Brigham,  before   her   second   marriage"). 

"  21  Sept.,  1780.  Mrs.  Parkman  I  hope  is  better.  Sophy  has  unhappily  a  good 
deal  of  a  cough.  I  had  a  most  agreeable  sight  of  my  children  &  their  Consorts  at 
Dinner,  viz.:  Wm.  &  Lydia,  Mr.  Cushing  and  Sarah,  Breck  &  Suse  (born  Brigham), 
Sam'l.  &  Sally  &  Mr.  Brigham  with  Sophy.  To  God  be  Praise  and  Glory!  Towards 
evening  according  to  Invitation,  Joseph  Baker,  Esq.  and  Lady,  Mr.  Winslow  Brigham 
and  Miss  Alice  Cushing  of  Shrewsbury,  Mr.  Hazeltine  and  Miss  Mindwell  Brigham, 
Master  Fisk  and  Miss  Anna  Brigham,  and  Mr.  Josiah  Brigham  came  to  wait  on  ye 
Solemnity  of  the  Marriage  of  Mr.  Elijah  Brigham  to  my  Dauter  Anna  Sophia,  which 
was  performed;  and  after  ye  Covenant,  Mr.  Cushing  prayed.  .  .  .  Mrs.  P.  was 
not  able  to  attend." 

"  22  Sept.,  1780.  .  .  .  Sam  and  Breck  with  their  wives  wait  on  ye  Bride- 
groom and   Bride,  to  Coll.   Brigham." — Parkman  Diary. 

t  "  She  also  kept  a  journal  in  which  is  frequent  mention  of  Mr.  Elijah  Brigham, 
but  it  ends  in  July,    1778  " — The  Hundredth   Town. 

152     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

for  Worcester  County;  was  a  member  of  Congress  from  1810  until 

Morse  paid  the  following  tribute  to  his  character: 
"  Of  this  man  I  cannot  speak  in  justice  to  convictions,  and  escape 
the  suspicion  of  extravagance  among  strangers,  while  among  his 
acquaintance  who  survive,  nothing  would  fail  of  a  hearty  response 
which  I  might  say  commendatory  of  his  social  and  domestic  virtues, 
his  commercial  integrity  and  honor,  his  great  common  sense  and  re- 
finement, his  patriotism  and  political  integrity;  his  wisdom  and 
benevolence,  his  fidelity  to  every  official  and  important  trust,  and 
his  services  in  the  advancement  of  the  moral,  civil,  and  educational 
interests  of  the  community  in  which  he  lived.  '  Stranger,  tread 
lightly  at  the  grave  of  one  such  as  thou  oughtest  to  be,  true  to  his 
conscience  and  country  !  '  " 

Children  {by  first  wife),  born  in  Westboro: 

i  Anna  Sophia",  b.  26  July,  1781;  d.  17  Oct.,  1864;  m.  9  March, 
1813,  Joseph  F.  Boardman  of  Boston,  Mass.,  b.  1781;  d.  21 
June,  1858.     Ch.    (Boardman),  b.  in  Boston: 

1  Maria  Ann',  b.  Sept.,  1814;    d.  31  March,  1870. 

2  Anna  Sophia  Brigham,  b.  27  Jan.,  1817;    d.  5  Feb.,  1863. 
247      ii  Elijah,  b.  21   April,  1783. 

Child   {by  second  wife) : 

iii  SaUy,  b.  27  Jan.,  1787;    d.  26  Feb.,  1867;    m.  31  Oct.,  1821,  John, 
son  of  Dea.  Isaac  and  Mercy  (Lawrence)  Gregory;    b.  in  Ashby, 
Mass.,  20  Jan.,  1779;    (he  m.   [1]   Sarah  Call  and  had  2  ch.)  ;    res. 
Charlestown,    where    d.    14    April,    1853.      Ch.    (Gregory),    b.    in 
Charlestown : 
1  Sarah  Brigham',  b.  18  Sept.,  1822;    res.  in  Cambridge,  Mass. 
Children    (by  third  wife):  * 
S48     iv  Ann  Maria,  b.  14  July,  1794. 

v  Sally  Sophronia,  b.  22  Dec,  1795;    d.  3  Dec,  1810. 
vi  Dana  Ward,  b.  9  March,  1797;    d.  unm.,  23  Nov.,  1830. 
vii  Susanna  "Walter,  b.  4  May,  1798;    d.  24  Dec,  1825. 
viii  Catherine  Martha,  b.  21  Jan.,  1801 ;  d.  in  DeWitt,  la.,  24  July,  1881 ; 
m.    18    Feb.,    1830,    George    Henry,    son    of    Dr.    Abraham    and 
Charlotte   (Hale)   Lowe  of  Lunenburg,  Mass.;    b.  in  Ashburnham, 
Mass.,  12  May,  1803;    d.  in  DeW.,  21  Dec,  1866;    was  a  merchant 
in   No.    Brookfield,   Mass.,    1841-56,   and    served   as    selectman   for 
several  years;    moved  to  DeWitt  in  1857.     Ch.   (Lowe),  the  eldest 
b.  in  Fitchburg,  the  others  in  Ashburnham: 

1  Emma  Catherine',  b.  4  June,  1834;  m.  20  Dec,  1865,  Maj. 
Chas.  Merrill  Nye  of  DeWitt.  Ch.  (Nye):  i  Martha  W-S 
b.  15  Dec,  1866;  ii  George  L.,  b.  3  Aug.,  1869;  m.  Ethelyn 
Webber  of  Salt  Lake  City;  iii  James  Brigham,  d.  y.;  iv 
Susanne   K.,  b.  30  July,   1879. 

2  George  A.,  b.  16  May,  1836;  d.  4  Jan.,  1903;  m.  9  Oct.,  1866, 
Anna  M.  Dewing  of  No.  Brookfield,  b.  23  March,  1840;  a 
merchant  in  Salt  Lake  City,  U.  Ch.:  i  Catherine  A.^  b.  23 
Oct.,  1873;    ii  Alice,  d.  y. 

3  Susan  Brigham,  b.  21  March,  1840;    res.  unm.,  in  DeWitt. 


100  SUSAN NA^  daughter  of  Col.  Levi*  and  Susanna  (Grout) 
Brigham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  21  Jan.,  1754;  died  in  West- 
boro,  Mass.,  10  Nov.,  1834;  married,  9  Jan.,  1777,  Brack,  son  of 
the  Rev.  Ebenezer  and  Hannah  (Breck)  Parkman;  born  27  Jan., 
1748-49,  in  Westboro;  died  in  W.,  3  Feb.,  1825. 

She  is  described  in  The  Hundredth  Town  as  a  rather  stately,  but 
most  gracious  lady,  alvrays  performing  kindly  deeds,  and  much 
beloved  in  the  community,*  Some  years  before  his  marriage,  Breck 
opened  a  store  in  one  end  of  the  little  house  still  standing  on  South 
Street  in  Westboro,  using  the  other  end  for  a  dwelling  place.  At 
this  time  it  stood  between  the  parsonage  and  the  church,  f  He  was 
the  ancestor  of  all  the  Parkmans  who  remained  in  Westboro.  Elijah 
Brigham,  who  married  Sophy  Parkman,  went  into  business  with  him 
in  1780.  There  are  descendants  of  Susanna  in  the  9th  and  10th 
generations  whom  the  limits  of  this  work  will  not  permit  us  to  enter. 

Children   (Parkman),  born  in  Westboro: 

i  Hannah  Breck%  b.  32  Oct.,  1778;  d.  6  Sept.,  1834;  m.  25  June, 
1801,  Dr.  John  Eugene  Tyler,  b.  10  April,  1766;  d.  25  Jan.,  1820; 
a  physician  in  Westboro,  and  later  a  merchant  in  Boston.  Ch. 
(Tyler) : 

1  Hannah  Parkman',  b.  25  Sept.,  1803;  d.  1857;  m.  Onslow 
Peters.     6  ch. 

2  Susan  Brigham,  b.  July,   1806;    d.   9   Nov.,  1821. 

3  Anna  Sophia,  b.  28  Jan.,  1809;  d.  20  Jan.,  1889;  m.  Dea. 
Christopher  Colombus  Denny  (who  m.  [1]  Susan  B.  Rock- 
wood')  ;  he  was  a  merchant  of  Keene,  N.  H.,  and  a  manfr. 
in  Leicester.  Ch.  (Denny):  2  d.  y.;  iii  Parkman  Tyler',  b. 
20  Dec,  1851;  m.  3  times;  grad.  Worcester  Polytech.  Inst.; 
cashier  Leicester  Nat.  Bank  to  1904,  and  treas.  Leicester 
Savings  Bank,  1890  to  present  time;    1  son. 

4  Sarah  A.,  b.  11  June,  1811;  d.  1875;  m.  John  A.  Fayer- 
weather  of  Westboro. 

*  Aug.,  1772.  Susie  Brigham  undertakes  to  make  a  DuCape  for  Mrs.  Parkman; 
later  she  made  sundry  gowns,  stayed  after  meeting,  lodged,  worked  for  Sophy  and 
Hannah  in  making  new  crape  gowns.  Another  time,  Breck,  nigh  evening  goes  home 
■with    Susie   Brigham. 

In  December:  "  Miss  Susie  Brigham  here  still."  A  month  later,  "  Susie 
Brigham  here  with   Miss  Abbie  White,    stayed   over   night." 

In  Apr.,  1773:  "  Susie  Brigham  came  last  night  which  makes  the  ninth 
person  beside  my  own  family.     So  to-day  we  are  thirteen." 

Breck  bought  a  clock  at  vendue  and  3  Sept.,  1777,  he  set  it  up,  and  it  measured 
the  hours  for  forty-eight  years  in  the  "  best  room  " ;  it  now  belongs  to  Robert  Breck 
Denny   of   Boston. 

t  13  Dec,   1778.     "  Breck  is  out  of  wood.     Suse  herself  and  the  child,  her  sister 

Mindwell   and   Billy   Spring  came   up   here   to   be   with   us   over   ye    Sabbath 

Breck,  his  family  &  Br.  Josiah  dind  here."  14th,  "  Breck  had  wood  brot.  him. 
Suse    &c.    returned    home." 

24th.     "  Breck  and  his  dine  here  on  a  roast  Turkey  of  his  providing." 

13  Jan.,  1779.  "  Suse  rode  to  Capt.  Maynard's  in  ye  Sleigh  and  safely,  but 
in  returning  ye  Mare  took  a  start,  and  tore  away  with  Speed  from  Suse,  who  had 
got  out  of  the  Sleigh,  and  came  home  o'  foot;  but  ye  mare  first,  broke  ye  Sleigh  and 
threw  out  a   case   of   Gin — however   broke  but   one   Bottle    (which   might   at   this   time 

stand  at Dollars),   but   no   Mischief   done  to   Life  or   Limb.      The  praise  to 


22  June,  1780.  "  My  wife  and  Suse  ride  to  her  Father's  and  to  Capt.  Jones'. 
They  bring  home  little  Hannah  who  has  been  Weaning." — Parkman  Diary. 

154     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

5  John  B.;    6  Charlotte  C;    7  Maria  T.,  all  d.  young. 
8   {Dr.)    John  Eugene,  b.   9   Dec,   1819;     d.   9   March,   1878;    m. 
(1)    Caroline    A.    Denny;     m.    (3)    Augusta    M.    Denny';     at 
the  head  of  McLean  Insane  Asylum,  Somerville,  Mass.;    later 
a  physician  in  Boston, 
ii  Susanna    Brigham,    b.    13    April,    1781;     d.    4    June,    1836;     m.    5 
Oct.,  1809,  Rev.  Elisha  Roekwood,  b.  9  May,  1778;    d.  June,  1858; 
of  Westboro  and  Swanzey,  N.  H.     Ch.    (Roekwood): 

1  Elisha  P.\  b.  19  June,  1811;    d.  22  Jan.,  1838. 

2  William    O.,   b.    12    Feb.,    1814;     d.    1879;     m.    1842,   Helen   M. 
Moore;    res.  Indianapolis. 

3  Susan  Brigham,  b.   1   Oct.,  1815;    d.   1843;    m.   (as  first  wife), 
Christopher  C.  Denny   (who  m.   [2]   Anna  S.  Tyler). 

4  Hannah  A.,  b.  1   Feb.,  1817;  m.  Dexter  Brigham,  Jr.,  439. 

5  Robert  B.,  b.  and  d.  1822. 

iii  Charles,  b.  26  May,  1785;  d.  13  Sept.,  1834;  m.  26  Jan.,  1811, 
Joanna  P.,  dau.  of  Jonathan  Fay  of  Concord,  Mass.;  b.  27 
Oct.,  1784;    d.  3  Dec,  1826.     Ch.: 

1  Joanna  F.\  b.  21  Feb.,  1812;    m.  Dr.  Henry  H.  Rising. 

2  Charles  B.,  b.  13  June,  1813;    d.  unm.,  26  June,  1885, 

3  Mary  A.,  b.  23  Sept.,  1814;    d.   1836. 

4  Lucy  P.,  b.  16  Aug.,  1817;    m.  Nahum  Fisher  of  W. 

5  Susan  B.,  b.  19  April,  1820;    d.  28  June,  1871. 

6  Hannah  S.,  b.  12  Nov.,  1822;    m.  Henry  Taft  of  Lowell. 

7  Samuel,  b.  29  Aug.,  1824;    d.  1845  or  '47. 

8  Maria  D.,  b.  17  May,  1826;   m.  1  March,  1854,  George  T.  Leach, 
who  d.;    she  res.  Dorchester,  Mass. 

iv  Robert  Breck,  b.  29  Sept.,  1787;    d.  unm. 
V  Anna,  b.  31  Dec,  1792;    d.  1  Jan.,  1807. 
vi  Mary  Augusta,  b.  12  May,  1796;    d.  23  Dec,  1812. 
vii  Charlotte  Sophia,  b.  5  Feb.,  1800;    d.  24  Nov.,  1884;    m.  13  May, 

1824,  George  Denny,  a  merchant  of  Boston,  b.  1   April,  1801 ;    d. 

14  Jan.,   1852;    Prest.  Granite  Bank  of  Boston,  and  treasurer  of 

Sullivan  R.   R.     Ch.    (Denny): 

1  Augusta  M.\  b.   28   Feb.,   1825;     d.   1899;    m.   1852,   Dr.   John 
Eugene  Tyler. 

2  George  P.,  b.  10  Maj%  1826;  d.  1885;  m.  Nancy  A.  Briggs. 

3  Charles  A.,  b.  13  March,  1828;  m.  1860,  Jane  S.  Bigelow. 

4  Charlotte  E.,  b.  7  Feb.,  1830;    d.  unm.,  7  Aug.,  1854. 

5  Robert  Breck,  b.  8  Dec,   1832;    m.  1856,  Valeria  K.  Titcomb; 
a  wool  dealer  in  Boston;    owner  of  the  old  family  clock. 

6  Edward  W.,  b.  12  Nov.,  1836;    m.  Kate  Brown. 

7  Dr.  James  H.,  b.  2  Nov.,  1838;    of  New  York  and  Boston. 

8  Mary  H.,  b.  20  Sept.,  1840. 

9  John  A.,  b.  14  Jan.,  1843;    d.  3  Feb.,  1845. 

101  WINSLOW^  son  of  Col.  Levi*  and  Susanna  (Grout)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Westboro,  18  June,  1756;  died  in  Northboro^  4  Sept., 
1837;   married,   l6   May,   1781,  Alice,  daughter  of   *Col.   Job  and 

*  Col.  Job^  Gushing,  son  of  Rev.  Job^  and  Mary  (Prentice)  Gushing  of  Shrews- 
bury; born  1728;  d.  1808;  m.  1752;  Rev.  Job*  Gushing,  was  b.  1694;  H.  G.,  1714;  m. 
1727,  d.  1760.  He  was  a  son  of  Matthew^  and  Jael  (Jacobs)  Gushing  of  Hingham. 
Mathew'  Gushing,  son  of  Daniel-  and  Lydia  (Oilman)  Gushing  of  Hingham,  was  b. 
1660;  m.  1683;  d.  1715.  Daniel^  Gushing,  son  of  Mathew^  and  Nazareth  (Pitcher) 
Gushing,  was  b.  1619,  in  Hingham,  Eng. ;  came  to  New  England  in  1638  with  his 
father  and  mother;  m.  1645;  d.  1699.  Mathew^  Gushing,  b.  1588,  m.  Nazareth 
Pitcher  in  1619;  came  to  America  in  Ship  Diligent,  with  wife  and  5  children;  settled 
in  Hingham,   and   d.   there   in   1660. 


Lucy  (Stone)  Gushing  of  Shrewsbury,  and  grand-daughter  of  the 
Rev,  Job  Gushing,  of  Shrewsbury;  she  was  born  in  Shrewsbury, 
23  Feb.,  1757;  died  in  Northboro,  7  Feb.,  1847. 

He  was  a  farmer  and  resided  in  the  south-east  corner  of  North- 
boro. He  served  six  years  as  selectman.  He  was  a  private  in  Gapt. 
Silas  Gates'  Go.,  Gol.  Ward's  Regt.;  enlisted  4  Dec,  1775;  on 
muster  list  of  Gaptain  Timothy  Brigham's  Go.,  Gol.  Gushing's  Regt., 
SO  Jan.,  1776;  also  Gapt.  Ebenezer  Belknap's  Go.  and  Gapt.  Nathan 
Fisher's  Go.,  Gol.  Wade's  Regt.  Service  in  No.  Kingston,  R.  I., 
from  23  June,  1778-1  Jan.,  1779;  also  on  muster  roll,  Jan.-Nov., 

Children,   born  in  Northboro: 

i  Emery  Gushing",  b.  22  Sept.,  1782;  d.  13  March,  1783. 
ii  Emery,  b.  5  Jan.,  1784;  d.  21   Feb.,  1785. 

249  iii  Nathaniel,  b.  7  Oct.,  1785. 

250  iv  Alice,  b.  11  March,  1787. 

251  v  Josiah,  b.   1   Sept.,   1788. 

252  vi  Lucy  Gushing,  b.  27  Sept.,  1789. 

vii  Nancy,  b.  1  Oct.,  1791;  d.  11  May,  1792. 

viii  Nancy,   b.    2   Dec,    1792;    m.    1    Feb.,    1839,   Maj.    Eli    Prouty   of 
Spencer;  d.  s.  p.  2  Oct.,  1877. 
ix  Emery,  b.  15  April,  1794;  d.  26  Jan.,  1820;  m.  Lucy  Glaflin  Gor- 
bett,  6  Oct.,  1818;  no  issue. 
X  Mindwell,  b.  5  May,  1796;  m.  Abr.  M.  Brigham,  1812;  d.  1  Jan.  1870. 
xi  Winslow,  b.  11  Dec,  1797;  d.  unm.  5  Dec,  1818,  in  Quincy,  Mass. 
xii  Lydia  Gushing,  b.  11  Aug.,  1799;  d.  17  March,  1837,  in  Worcester, 
Mass.;  m.  Thos.  T.  Farnsworth,  1820;  res.  Worcester;  no  issue. 

102  MARTHA^  daughter  of  Gapt.  Jonas*  and  Persis  (Baker) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  1  Nov.,  1746;  married,  19  Jan., 
1768,  Gapt.  John,  son  of  Gapt.  Stephen  Maynard  (whose  second 
wife  was  Widow  Anna  [Gott]  Brigham),  born  in  Westboro,  1743. 
He  moved  to  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  1771;  Representative,  1781. 

Children  (Maynard),  the  eldest  born  in  Westboro,  others  in  Shrewsbury: 
i     Martha^  b.  23  Nov.,  1769;    ra.  1785,  Fred  K.  Grosby. 
ii  Josiah,  b.  18  Sept.,  1771;    d.  Barnard,  Vt.,  1796. 
iii  John,  b.  5  Oct.,  1773;    d.  in  Bakersfield,  Vt.,  1816. 
iv  Edward,  b.  25  April,  1775;  moved  to  Bakersfield. 
v  Antipas,  b.  6  April,  1777;    res.  Waltham,  Mass. 
vi  Hepsibah,  b.  12  March,  1779;    m.  Elijah  Hardy  of  Westboro. 
vii  William,  b.  20  Sept.,  1781. 

103  GAPT.  JONAS%  son  of  Gapt.  Jonas*  and  Persis  (Baker) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  29  Oct.,  1748;  died  in  Bakers- 
field, Vt.,  in  1826;  married  (1),  published  26  Jan.,  1771,  Anna 
Draper  of  Watertown;  who  died  in  1802;  married  (2),  10  Nov., 
1810,  Polly  Wyman. 

156     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

He  settled  first  in  North  Brookfield,  Mass.  In  1774  he  was  a 
Minute  Man,  and  marched  at  the  time  of  the  Lexington  Alarm  as 
a  Sergeant.  He  was  Lieut,  from  Brookfield  in  1777,  and  was  in 
the  battle  of  Saratoga.  His  commission  as  Capt.  of  the  Mass. 
militia  was  signed  by  John  Hancock,  1  July,  1781. 

He  moved  to  Baker sfield  and  was  very  prominent  in  all  the  aflPairs 
of  the  town,  and  was  the  first  elected  Representative  to  the  General 
Assembly.  The  second  year  there  was  no  election  but  he  was 
elected  for  17  consecutive  years  thereafter.  On  the  division  of  the 
town  he  fell  within  the  limits  of  Enosburg,  where  he  was  moderator 
in  1797. 

Children,  born  in  North  Brookfield,  except  the  youngest  born  in  Bakers- 

253  i  MichaeP,  b.  2  March,  1772, 

254  ii  EU,  b.  14  Dec,  1774. 

iii  Hannah,  b.  7  July  1776;    m.  Col.  HoUey  Taylor;    res.  St.  Albans, 

Vt.;    d.  s.  p.,  over  70. 
iv  Sally,  b.  7  Dec,  1778;    d.  unm. 
v  Patty,  b.  27   April,  1780. 

255  vi  Jonas,  b.  14  March,  1782. 

256  vli  Luther,  b.  15  May,  1785. 

257  viii  Asa,  b.  1786. 

ix  Betsey,  b.  1788;    d.  y. 

258  X  Cheney,  b.  22  April,  1793. 

104  EDWARD^  son  of  Capt.  Jonas*  and  Persis  (Baker)  Brig- 
ham;  born  21  May,  1754,  in  Westboro;  died  5  May,  1838;  married, 
30  Sept.,  1779,  Sally  Miller.*  He  was  in  the  Revolutionary  War. 
He  was  a  private  in  Capt.  Edmund  Brigham's  Co.  of  Minute  Men 
which  marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm;  also  was  sergeant  in  1775- 
1776,  and  in  service  at  Dorchester  and  New  York.  He  may  have 
been  out  in  1780-'81  also.  Moved  to  Milton,  Vt.,  and  was  a  member 
of  the  First  Church  in  that  place. 


i  William',  b.  about  1780. 
259      ii  Edward,   b.    1782. 
iii  Baker,  b.  1786. 

iv  Lorin,  b.  1788;    father  of  Elon',  b.  1822. 
v  Miller,  b.   1793. 

105  BARNABAS^  son  of  Capt.  Jonas*  and  Persis  (Baker) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  29  March,  1756;  died  in  North 
Brookfield,  Mass.,  30  Jan.,  1817;  married,  28  Feb.,  1790,  Eunice 
Mandell,  of  Barre,  Mass. 

He  was  a  private  in  Capt.  Edmund  Brigham's  Co.  of  Minute-men, 

•",0  Sept.,  1770.  Returned  at  eve.  I  marryed  Mr.  Edward  Brigham  to  Miss 
Sally  Miller,  heretofore  of  .  .  .  The  Fee  given  was  $20  .  .  .  -Parkman 


Maj.  Gen.  Ward's  regt.,  which  marched  on  the  alarm  of  April  19, 

1775.  He  was  in  Capt.   Todd's  Company,  Col.  Craft's   Regiment 
of  Artillery,  from  North  Brookfield,  from  February  1   to  May  8, 

1776.  He  settled  in  North  Brookfield  (see  Hist,  of  that  town). 

Children,  born  in  North  Brookfield: 

i  Henry%  was  a  good  scholar  and  entered  college,  but  did  not  grad. 
260      ii  Otis,  b.  2  July,  1795. 
iii  Nancy,  b.  . 

106  ANTIPAS^  son  of  Capt.  Jonas*  and  Persis  (Baker) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  15  March,  1758;  died  in  Schoharie, 
N.  Y.,  about  1840;  married  (1),  24  Jan.,  1780*,  Hepsibah%  daugh- 
ter of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Sarah  (Lyscom)  Brigham  (181);  born 
29  July,  1760;  died  11  March,  1789;  (2),  Lydia,  daughter  of  Joseph 
and  Mary  (Reed)  Cutler,  born  in  Warren,  Mass.,  2  Dec,  1769; 
died  16  Jan.,  1798;  (3),  7  April,  1799,  Julia  Whitney,  of  North- 
boro;  (4),  Mary  Hall.  He  moved  to  St.  Albans,  Vt.  He  was 
probably  a  private  in  Capt.  Edmund  Brigham's  company,  which 
marched  Aug.  21,  1777,  to  re-inforce  the  Northern  Army;  proceeded 
to  Hadley  and  there  counter-ordered. 

Children    (by  first   wife) : 

i  Nahum*,  b.  8  April,  1781,  and  no  further  reported, 
ii  William,  b.  24  Dec,  1782. 
iii  Nelly,  b.  2  July,  1784. 
iv  Antipas,  b.  4  March,  1786. 
V  Hepsibah,  b.  11  Jan.,  1788. 
vi  Persis,  b.  9  March,  1789. 
Children  (by  second  wife) : 

vii  Rensselaer,  b.  2  Aug.,  1791;    was  deaf  and  dumb. 

viii  Lydia,  b.  ;    m.  Aaron  Bliss  of  "Warren. 

ix  Mary,  b.  7  July,  1*796;    1.  unm.,  at  Hardwick,  N.  Y. 

*  The  winter  of  1779-80  was  very  cold  and  much  snow  fell.  On  the  29th  of 
Dec,    1779,    Mr.    Parkman    records: 

"  A  very  dismal  morning.  Storm  continues  till  about  nonn.  Snowbanks  very 
high,  one  nigh  my  saddle-house  6  feet  high.  Roads  blocked  up  .  .  .  My  son 
Breck  had  also  designed  to  go  in  a  double  sleigh  to  Ashburnham,  but  no  Team  nor 
Sleigh  can  stir.     How   wonderful  are  the  Works  of  ye  Great  God!  " 

On  the   30th   he   records: 

"  I  keep  close  to  my  Study,  tho  Mr.  Antipas  Brigham  had  requested  me  to  go 
to  Capt.  Edmund's  to  marry  him.  But  nobody  disturbs  me.  .  .  .  Enough  to  do  to 
keep    warm." 

24  Jan.,  1780.  "An  urgent  message  from  Mr.  Antipas  Brigham  to  go  to  Capt. 
Edmund  Brigham's  with  request  to  marry  him.  I  went,  but  with  great  Difficulty,  by 
reason  of  ye  deep  snow.  My  sons  Breck  and  Elias  drew  me  on  a  light  sled  as  far 
as  Mr.  Haskill's,  nigh  which  a  number  of  young  men,  Brighams,  accompanied  me 
on  foot  to  ye  House,  where  I  performed  ye  Solemnity.  After  ye  Supper  they  brot 
me   to   Mr.    Gale's,   who   kindly   obliged    me   to    locate   there." — Parkman   Diary. 

"  The  tradition  of  Mr.  Parkman's  ride  to  the  wedding  is  still  preserved  in 
the  Brigham  family,  with  some  of  the  incidents  of  the  trip — that  the  old  minister 
lost  his  wig,  and  the  racketmen  were  at  no  small  trouble  to  recover  it;  but  all 
finally  ended  well." — The  Hundredth  Town, 

158     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

107  DR.  DANIEL^  son  of  Capt.  Jonas*  and  Persis  (Baker) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  on  the  old  David  Brigham  home- 
stead, 12  June,  1760;  died  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  12  June,  1837; 
married  Anna,  daughter  of  Abram  Munroe  of  Northboro,  Mass., 
born  there,  22  July,  1766;  died  9  April,  1850. 

He  studied  medicine  in  Harvard  College.  Entered  the  Revolu- 
tionary Army  as  surgeon's  mate  and  was  at  West  Point  when  Maj. 
Andre  was  captured;  after  the  war  he  was  surgeon  in  the  Fifth 
Regt.  of  Mass.  Militia.  He  practiced  medicine  in  Northboro,  then 
in  Berlin,  about  1800,  and  about  1826  in  Marlboro,  where  he  resided 
on  the  farm  on  Brigham.  St.,  occupied  now  by  Addington  M.  Brig- 
ham. His  high  rank  in  his  profession  is  indicated  by  the  distance 
he  was  often  called  to  go  in  cases  of  consultation.  Many  of  his 
surgical  instruments  are  now  in  the  possession  of  his  grandson, 

Children,  born  in  Northboro: 

i  Persis  Baker^  b.  26  April,   1784;    d.   1808. 

261  ii  Barnabas,  b.  14  April,  1786. 

262  iii  Daniel,  b.  27  Jan.,  1788. 

iv  Anna,  b.   8   Aug.,   1790;     m.   Capt.   Prentice   Keyes;     res.   North- 

263  V  Lois,  b.  14  April,  1793. 

264  vi  Abraham  Munroe,  b.  25  March,  1796. 

108  DAVID^  son  of  Capt.  Jonas*  and  Persis  (Baker)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Westboro,  31    March,   1762;  died  ,   1851; 

married,  21  Feb.,  1787,  Lucy  Harrington  of  Westboro,  sister  of 
Lawyer  Nahum  Harrington;  born  17  Sept.,  1765;  died  13  Aug., 
1846.  She  was  a  very  superior  woman.  He  settled  on  a  part  of 
the  extensive  homestead  of  his  grandfather,  David,  and  resided  near 
the  present  Insane  Asylum.  At  his  home  were  held  many  friendly 
meetings  of  his  descendants  and  others  of  the  Brigham  race,  pre- 
cursors of  the  Brigham  Family  Association. 

Children,  born  in  Westboro: 

265  i  Otis%  b.  ,  1788. 

ii  Elmer,  b.  ,  1790;    d.  1796. 

iii  Arethusa,  b.  2  Oct.,  1792;  m.  29  Jan.,  1821,  Rev.  John  Milton, 
son  of  Dea.  Reuben  Putnam;  b.  in  Sutton,  Mass.,  26  Feb.,  1794, 
and  d.  at  Yarmouth,  Me.,  19  Sept.,  1861;  educated  at  Brown  Univ.; 
settled  in  Dunbarton,  N.  H.     Ch.   (Putnam),  b.  in  Dunbarton: 

1  Jane  Brighani',  b.  19  Nov.,  1821;    d.  11  Sept.,  1824. 

2  Carleton  Elliott,  b.  21  July,  1823;    d.  29  Aug.,  1824. 

3  Milton  A.,  b.  13  June,  1825;    d.  25  Aug.,  1826. 

4  Antoinette  M.,  b.  12  Oct.,  1827;    d.  7  Aug.,  1828. 

5  Antoinette  B.,  b.   17  May,  1829. 

6  Henry  M.,  b.  10  June,  1831. 

7  Georfje  A.,  h.  7  Aug.,  1833;    d.  1  March,  1834. 

8  George  A.,  h.  S  May,  1835. 


366     iv  David,  b.  2  Sept.,  1794. 

V  Hannah,   b.   2   Oct.,    1T96;     d.   20   May,   1889;     m.    11    Dec,   1829, 
Silas  Paine  of  Randolph,  Mass.     Ch.   (Paine) : 

1  Silas  B.\  d. 

2  Nancy,  m.  Wm.  Johnson  of  St.  Louis,  Mo. 

3  Silas  H. 

267  vl  Elmer,  b.  8  Sept.,  1798. 

268  vii  HoUoway,  b.  2  Sept.,  1801. 

viii  Lucy  Harrington,  b.  1805;  d.  11  Oct.,  1887;  m.  5  March,  1835, 
Benj.  Pond,  M.  D.,  who  d.  7  June,  1857;  res.  Westboro.  Ch. 

1  Alfred',  b.  1  March,  1836;    d.  3  Nov.,  1856. 

2  Lucy  Gale,  b.  16  April,  1839;    res.   1903,  Westboro;    was  long 
a  teacher. 

ix  Martha,  b.  1808;    d.  6  May,  1886;    m.  26  Dec,  1832,  Harrison  O., 
son  of  Otis  Fay;    b.  20  Jan.,  1807;    res.  Westboro.     Ch.    (Fay): 
1  Albert  EJ,  b.  11  Aug.,  1835;    d.  23  June,  1890;    m.  Amelia  A. 
.    Ch.:    i  Mattie*;    ii  Lucy,  both  d.  y. 

109  JOSEPH%  son  of  Capt.  Jonas*  and  Persis  (Baker)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  20  April,  1766;  died  29  Dec,  1837; 
married  Lucy  Warren,  born  23  Aug.,  1769;  died  15  June,  1856. 

Children,  born  in  Westboro: 

i  LowelP,  b.  19  Dec,  1790;  d.  unm.,  20  Nov.,  1849. 
ii  Harriet,  b.   19   Sept.,   1795;     d.   11   July,   1868;     m.   26   Oct.,   1826, 
William   F.  Stone,  b.  in  Saxonville,  Mass.,   10   April,   1784;    d.  in 
Cambridge,   Mass.,   26   March,    1857;     he   was    Register   of   Deeds 
for  Middlesex  Co.,  1821-1845.     Ch.  (Stone)  : 

1  William  L.\  b.   1829;    d.  unm.,  1857. 

2  Mary  W.,  b.  1833;    d.  1899;    m.  1880,  Calvin  Dimick  of  Cam- 

3  Harriet  B.,  b.  1835;    d.  unm.,  1858. 

4  Olyntlms  B.,  b.  3  April,  1838;    res.  Westboro,  unm. 

110  ALPHEUS%  son  of  Major  Asa*  and  Mary  (Newton) 
Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  30  April,  1746;  died  in 
Jaffrey,  N.  H.,  about  1826;  married,  1764,  Lydia  Green,  of 
Westboro,  who  was  killed  about  1830,  "  frozen  to  death  "  in  in- 
human quarters  "  provided  "  by  her  son-in-law,  Foster,  who  had 
been  deeded  the  farm  by  her  husband,  Alpheus,  in  consideration 
of  the  care  to  be  bestowed  upon  them  in  their  old  age. 

He  was  settled  in  Jaffrey,  N.  H.,  by  1775,  "  Lot  4,  Range  10." 
Was  in  the  Revolutionary  War,  in  Capt.  Abijah  Smith's  Co.,  for 
New  York,  mustered  21  Sept.,  1776;  was  a  prominent  man  and  held 
many  town  offices  and  was  on  many  important  committees;  was 
"  deer-reeve  "  there  in  1775. 

Children,  born  in  Shrewsbury,  except  the  2  youngest,  born  in  Jaffrey: 
1  Asaph%  b.  2  June,  1765. 
ii  Wright,  b.  23  June,  1768. 

269  iii  Sylvanus,  b.  10  Feb.,  1771. 

160     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

270     iv  Abel,  b.  31  July,  1773. 

V  Joseph,   b.   2   May,   1777;     d.   ;     m.   30   May,   1796, 

Polly,  dau.  of  Thos.  and  Sarah  (Bigelow)  Button  of  Jaffrey; 
b.  18  Aug.,  1779;  she  m.  (2)  David  Wilkins,  and  d.  in  Greenfield, 
2  Feb.,  1830.  Joseph  moved  West, 
vi  Lydia,  b.  12  April,  1782;  d.  21  May,  1859;  m.  7  June,  1807, 
Jedediah  Foster  of  Jaffrey,  who  lived  on  her  father's  farm  until 
1836,  when  he  left  town.    "Ch.:    Alpheus',  d.  1819,  ae.  10. 

111  MOLLY^  daughter  of  Major  Asa^  and  Mary  (Newton) 
Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  10  March,  1748;  died  in 
Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  23  Nov.,  1822;  married,  5  June,  1778,  Benjamin 
Davison,  who  was  at  Fitzwilliam  by  1767;  died  there,  25  April, 
1820,  86.  76. 

Children   (Davison),  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 

i  MindwelP,    b.    1    March,    1778;     d.    18    Oct.,    1849;     m.    Richard 

Gleason,  who  d.  s.  p.,  in  F.,  1843,  ae.  70. 
ii  Molly,  b.  2  June,  1780;    m.  8  May,  1806,  Nathan  Winch,  b.  1781; 
d.  1851,  in  Troy,  N.  H.     Ch.    (Winch): 
1'  Nathan' ;    2  Mary;    3  Arethusa;    4  Calvin. 
iii  Sylvene^  b.  23  Dec,  1781;    d.  8  March,  1851;    m.  21   Feb.,  1811, 
Aaron  Townsend,  b.  1779;    d.   1854.     Ch.    (Townsend) : 
1   {Rev.)   Luther'';  2  Aaron. 
iv  Asenath,  b.   4   April,   1785;     d.   s.   p.,   11    Feb.,   1858;    m.   Nathan 

Winch  of  Troy  (husband  of  Molly), 
v  Arethusa,  b.  26  Feb.,  1787;    d.  unm.,  12  April,  1811. 
vi  Benjamin,  b.  5  March,  1789;    d.  20  Sept.,  1860;    m.    (1)    Abigail 
Marshall  of  Jaffrey,   N.   H.;    m.    (2)    Nancy  Colburn  of   Rindge, 
N.  H.     Ch.,  by  first  wife: 

1  Abigair,  m.    (1)   Daniel  Prescott;    m.    (2)   Dea.  Oren  Brooks. 

2  Benjamin  Brigham,  b.  22  Sept.,  1818;  d.  16  Nov.,  1861;  m. 
Almira  Pierce  of  JaflFrey.  Ch.,  by  second  wife:  Five,  all  of 
whom  d.  J. 

112  LEONARD^  son  of  Major  Asa*  and  Mary  (Newton) 
Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  7  May,  1750;  died  in  JNIilton, 
Vt.,  1  Jan.,  1821;  married  (1),  Mary,  daughter  of  Capt.  Silas 
Wetherby;  who  died  in  Walpole,  N.  H.,  Jan.,  1777;  married  (2), 
in  1780,  Abigail  Forbush,  of  Walpole,  who  died  in  1832. 

He  resided  in  Walpole,  N.  H.,  and  moved  to  Milton,  Vt.  Him- 
self and  wife  were  original  members  of  the  First  Church  of  Milton. 
Was  in  the  Revolutionary  War,  from  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  in  the 
"  Ti"  army;  Corporal,  in  1775. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Walpole,  N.  H.: 

i  Luther%  b.  Oct.,  1775;    d.  about  1840,  s.  p.,  in  Canada, 
ii  Infant,  d.  y. 
Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Walpole,  except  the  last  3  born  in 
Milton :  *» 

271     iii  Asa,  b.  18  June,  1781. 

iv  Calvin,  b.  ,  1782;    d.  in  Milton,  1803. 

v  Leonard,  b.  1784;   d.  ae.  11. 


272  vi  Rufus,  b.  9  Feb.,  1T86. 

273  vii  Jonathan,  b.  23  Oct.,  1788. 

viii  Nabby,   b.    Oct.,    1789;     d.   ;     m.    (1)    1812,    Moses 

Stratton   of  Milton,   Vt.,  who   d.   in   Malone,   N.   Y.,  in   1836;    m. 
(2)    in   1838,  Judson  Tyler  of   Hartford,   O.,  who   d.  in   Filmore, 
Minn.,  in  1855.    Ch.  (Stratton) : 
1  Amanda';    2  Selona;    3  Arvin;    4  Harriet;    5  Hiram. 

274  ix  Silas,  b.   Oct.,   1791. 

X  Lois,  b.   Aug.,   1793;    m.   1816,   Eben   Saxton  of  Croton,  O. ;    had 

9  ch.:    2  daus.  were  Calista'  and  Charlana. 
xi  Polly,    b.    April,    1796;     m.   in    1829,    Henry    Bliss   of   Croton,   O,, 

who  d.  in  1853.     Ch.   (Bliss):     Hiram'  of  Croton. 
xii  Leonard,  b.  1798;  d.  probably  s.  p.,  1827;  m.  1825,  Roxy  Taylor. 

275  xlii  Hiram,  b.  Nov.,  1800. 

113  CAPT.  STEPHEN^  son  of  Major  Asa*  and  Mary  (New- 
ton) Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  13  May,  1754;  died  in 
Vernon,  N.  Y.,  11  Oct.,  1849;  married,  1  Feb.,  1781,  Sarah, 
daughter  of  Joshua  and  Betty  (Bent)  Harrington;  born  in  Fitz- 
william,  N.  H.,  14  Jan.,  1754;  died  15  November,  1841. 

He  early  moved  to  Fitzwilliam,  and  thence  in  1790  to  Whites- 
town,  N.  Y,,  and  thence,  about  1812,  to  Vernon,  N.  Y.  Was  in  the 
Revolutionary  War,  at  Bunker  Hill  under  Capt.  Whitcomb.  Was 
selectman  in  1789-     Was  a  very  pious  church  member. 

Children,  the  first  6  born  in  Fitzwilliam,,  the  2  last  in  Whitestown: 

276  i  Sullivan%  b.  29  Dec,  1781. 

277  ii  Stephen,  b.  11  April,  1783. 

iii  Arethusa,  b.  19  March,  1785;    d.  28  Aug.,  1794, 

iv  Polly,    b.    18    Aug.,    1786;    m.    at   Westmoreland,    N.   Y.,   25   Jan., 
1810,   Barney   Spalding    (son   of   Uriah),   b.    Rutland,    N.   Y.,   21 
March,  1782;  d.  there,  7  Dec,  1866;  a  farmer.     Ch.   (Spaulding), 
b.  in   Pinckney,  N.  Y. 
1  Darrein',  b.  18  March,  1812;    d.  1  April,  1844;    m.  Cynthia  Ann 
Wheeler  of  Henderson,  N.  Y.     Ch.:    Delia^  m.  Newell  Mathews 
of  Watertown,  N.  Y. 
V  Sally,   b.   24   April,   1788;   d.   20  Juh',   1818,   in   Denmark,   N.   Y.; 
m.  31   March,   1814,  Ebenezer  Cheever. 

278  vi  John,  b.   24   March,   1790. 

vii  Lucinda,  b.  8  May,  1792;    d.  26  Aug.,   1794. 
viii  Electa,  b.  3  March,  1794;    d.  in  Utica,  N.  Y.,  1883;    m.  13  Jan., 

1814,   Leonard   Moore   of   Union,   Ct.,  who   moved   to   Utica,     Ch. 

(Moore),  b.  in  Utica: 

1  Alexander  Hanson',  d.  in  U.,  9  April,  1852;  of  firm  of  Dibble, 
Work  &  Moore,  N.  Y.  City.     Ch.:    Horatio^  of  Utica. 

2  Lansing  C,  d.  1873;  m.  S.  M.  Dempsey;  res.  N.  Y.  City. 
Ch.:  William'  (d) ;  Frederick  L.,  unm.,  a  broker  in  N.  Y. 

3  Electa  Brigham,,  b.  25  Aug.,  1825;    res.  unm.,  in  Utica. 

114  ELIZABETH%  daughter  of  Maj.  Asa*  and  Mary  (New- 
ton) Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  26  Sept.,  1756;  died 
15   Feb.,   1823;  married,  21    Nov.,   1780,  Joshua   Harrington,   Jr., 

162     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

born  in  Framingham,  Mass.,  13  Sept.,  1755;  died  in  Fitzwilliam, 
N.  H.,  20  Sept.,  1834.  She  moved  to  Fitzwilliam  with  her  father; 
her  husband  inherited  a  mill  from  his  father,  which,  in  turn,  he  left 
to  his  sons,  Joshua  and  Elijah.  For  further  details  of  this  family, 
see  Hist,  of  Troy.  N.  H. 

Children   (Harrington),  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 

i  Anna',  b.  29  June,  1781;    d.  16  Feb.,  1857;    m.  William  Marshall 

of  Troy,  N.  H. 
ii  Daniel,    b.    15    Dec,    1782;     moved   to    Vt.,   where    he    d.;     m.    24 
Jan.,   1809,   Mary,   dau.   of  Jesse   Forristall  of   F.;    b.   11    April, 
1786;    d.  in  Fitz.,  23  June,  1819. 
iii  Betsey,  b.  18  April,  1784;    m.  10  Jan.,  1805,  Asa,  son  of  Abijah 

Stowell;    moved  West, 
iv  Joshua,  b.  29  Sept.,  1785;    m.   (1)   NeUy  Gates  of  Dublin,  N.  H.; 
m.    (2)    Ruth  Hall;    in   1820  moved  to  Alstead,  N.   H.,  and  then 
to  Pitts  ford,  N.  Y.     Ch.: 
1  Sally';    2  Lyman;    3   Eleanor;    4  Joshua;    5  Leonard  Brig- 
ham,  b.  1818;    m.  Eunice  Grant  of  Lyme,  N.  H.;    6  Charles; 
7  Lucy  A.;  8  George  F.;  9  Mary  J. 
V  Elijah,  b.  23  April,  1787;    d.  15  May,  1870;    m.   (1)   1  Feb.,  1810, 
Prudence    Newell,    who    d.    3   June,    1827;     m.    (2)    Mrs.    Tabitha 
Tolman.     Ch.: 
1  Nelson';    2  John;    3  Alonzo  Brigham;    4  Daniel;    5  Patty;    « 
Elizabeth;    7   Jacob   Newell;    8  Arbee   Reed;    9  Frances  E.; 
the  last  two  d.  y. 
vi  Sally,  b.  17  June,  1789;    d.  1  Feb.,  1800. 
vii  PoUy,  b.  12  June,  1791 ;    d.  1833. 
viii  Lyman,  b.  2  March.,  1794;    d.  1800. 

115  JOSIAH  NEWTON^  son  of  Major  Asa*  and  Mary  (New- 
ton)  Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  30  March,  1765;  died 

• ;  married  (1),  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  14  Feb.,  1793,  Sarah, 

daughter  of  David  and  Sarah  (Fisher)  Perry;  born  l6  May,  1774; 
died  3  May,  1803;  married  (2),  Mary  Alsworth,  from  Ellington, 
Conn.,  who  died  in  1827.    He  moved  to  Hartwick,  N.  Y. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Hartwick: 

279  i  Elijah',  b.  1790. 

ii  Josiah,  1  .  .  j  „ 
...  c,  1,  ytwms,  d.  unm. 
in  Sally,    J 

iv  Marv,  d.  unm.,  in  Dryden,  N.  Y.,  186 — . 

280  V  David,  b.  27  Oct.,  1799. 

281  vi  Perrv,   b.    17   April,   1801. 

vii  Phebe,   m.    (1)    Carpenter;     m.    (2)    Harding; 

res.  s.  p.,  in  Cortland,  N.  Y. 
Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Hartwick: 
viii  Rebecca,  d.  unm.,  1861,  in  Whitestown,  N.  Y. 

ix  Lucinda,  m.  Butler.     Ch.: 

1  Lucinda  E. 
X  Electa,  d.   unm,   1863,  in  Whitestown,   N.  Y. 

116  SARAH%  daughter  of  Joseph*  and  Comfort  (Bigelow) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  13  May,  1731 ;  died  before  1791 ; 
married,  4  June,  1755,  Dea.  Benjamin,  son  of  Joseph  and  Thank- 


ful  (Barrett)  Tayntor;  born  in  Marlboro,  3  Jan.,  1733;  died  in 
Worcester,  N.  Y.,  1798.  They  lived  in  Woodstock,  Conn.,  Shrews- 
bury, and  Princeton,  Mass.     He  was  in  the  Revolution. 

Children    (Tayntor),    the    two    elder    born   in    Woodstock,    the    third   in 
Shrewsbury,  and  the  rest  in  Princeton: 

i  Sarah',  b.  12  March,  1756;    m.  Ebenezer,  son  of  Elijah  and  Huldah 
(Keyes)    Rice    of    Holden,    Mass.;      (his    second    wife    was    Ruth 
Eveleth  of  Stow);    settled  in  Hubbardston.     Ch.   (Rice): 
1  Rollin';    2  Ebenezer;    3  Sarah,  who  moved  to  Illinois. 
ii  Miriam,  b.  28  April,  1758;    m.  1787,  Stephen  Potter  of  Marlboro, 
iii  Anna   Sophia,   b.    19   June,   1760;     m.    1786,   Cyrus    Kingsbury   of 
Worcester,  Mass.    Ch.  (Kingsbury) : 
1  Cyrus''. 
iv  Lucy,  b.  30  Oct.,  1761-;    m.  Abel  Hubbard  of  Holden;    moved  to 

Putney,  Vt.;    had  9  ch. 
V  Lucretia,  b.  30  Oct.,  1763;    d.  y. 
vi  Joseph,  b.  2  Nov.,  1765;    d.  y. 
vii  Electa,  b.  28  July,  1767;    d.  y. 
viii  Patty,  m.  John  Perry  of  Holden. 
ix  Benjamin,  b.  1768;    d.  in  Russia,  N.  Y.,  1835;    m.  Dinah  Houghton 
of  Worcester,  N.  Y.     Ch.: 
1  Benjamin';    2  Sarah;    3  Olive;    4  Cyrus;    5  Lavina;    6  Mary; 
7  Jonah;    8  Phileta. 
X  Joseph,  b.  6  July,  1775;    d.  in  Lebanon,  N.  Y.,  1847;    m.  Abigail 
Fuller.     Ch.: 
1  AbigaiV ;   2    (Dea.)    Joseph;    3   Patty;   4    {Rev.)    Orasmus;    5 
Lucy;  6  Ira;  7  Erasmus;  8  Cyrus;  9  Rufus. 

117  LAVINAH^,  daughter  of  Joseph*  and  Comfort  (Bigelow) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  10  July,  1733;  died  Aug.,  1784; 
married,  12  April,  1757,  Thaddeus,  son  of  Joseph  and  Ruth  (Brig- 
ham)  Howe  (31);  born  in  Marlboro,  30  May,  1733;  (he  married 
[2]  Mrs.  Prudence  Holman,  who  died,  s.  p.,  1831);  he  died  18 
March,  1799. 

Children  (Howe),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Susanna",  b.  22  Jime,  1758;  d.  April,  1837;  m.  2  Nov.,  1778, 
Gershom  Rice,  Jr.,  b.  in  Marlboro,  3  July,  1755;  d.  April,  1837. 
Ch.    (Rice): 

1  Stephen';    2  Anna;    3  Susanna;    4  Mary ;    5  Henry. 
ii  Nanne,   b.    15    Feb.,    1760;     d.    3    Nov.,    1814;     m.    11    July,    1781, 
Jonas  Morse,  b.  in  Marlboro,  29  Nov.,  1759;  d.  1799;  she  was  his 
2d  wife.     Ch.    (Morse): 
1  John  WJ ;   2  Nancy;    3  Henry;    4  Willard. 
iii  Jonah,  b.  22  Feb.,  1762;    d.  8  Dec,  1834;    m.   (1)   8  March.,  1792, 
Betty  Cranston,  who  A:  1806;   m.  (2)  15  June,  1806,  Mrs.  Catherine 
(Howe)   Wheeler,  who  d.  4  Jan.,  1851,  ae.  81.     Ch.: 
1  Lovina';   2  Betsey;    3  Lydia;   4  Martha;    5  Thaddeus,  m.  Char- 
lotte  Brigham,  390;    6  Lyman;    7  Rufus;    8  Diana;    9  Crans- 
ton;   10  Dexter;    11  Freeman. 
Iv  WilHam,  b.   4   Dec,   1764;     d.   21    July,   1820;     m.   27   Sept.,   1785, 
Elizabeth,  dau.   of  John   Stowe;    b.   in   Marlboro,   12   Sept.,   1767; 
d.  3  June,  1835.     Ch.: 
1  JoeV ;    2  William;    3  Elizabeth;    4  Sarah. 

164     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

V  Lovina,  b.  23  March,  1767;  d.  17  July,  1851;  m.  11  June,  1787, 
Moses,  son  of  Samuel  Sherman;  b.  in  Marlboro,  28  June,  1761; 
d.  28  June,  1833. 

vi  Aaron,    b.    15    May,    1770;     m.    Sarah    Dana    of    Oxford,    Mass.; 

moved  to  Lunenburg,  Vt. 
vii  Martha,   b.   5   Feb.,   1773;     d.   22   July,   1848;     m.   9   March,   1796, 
Francis   Barnard    (son  of  Joel;    des.   from  Robert  of  Andover) ; 
b.  in  Marlboro,  18  Dec,  1768;  d.  28  Dec,  1858.     Ch.   (Barnard): 
1  Elizabeth';    2  Loring;    3  George;    4  Daniel;    5  Mary;    6   Wil- 
liam;   7  Edward. 
viii  Stephen,  b.  10  Aug.,  1776;    d.  j. 

118     STEPHEN^  son  of  Joseph*  and  Comfort  (Bigelow)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,   15  Oct.,   1741;  died  about  1811; 

married  (1),  1764,  Jemima  Snow;  married  (2),  Wilder. 

He  moved  to  Shrewsbury,  thence  to  West  Boylston,  Mass.  Prob- 
ably was  a  private  in  Capt.  Maynard's  Co.,  Col.  Cushing's  Regt., 
which  marched  on  alarm  at  Bennington,  in  1777;  discharged  after 
3  days'  service. 

Children  {by  first  wife),  horn  in  Shretosbury : 
i  Martha^  b.  9  Sept.,  1766;    d.  23  May,  1784. 

282  ii  Edmund,  b.  29  Sept.,  1769. 

iii  Sarah,  b.  21  Feb.,  1772;    m.  Gershom  Flagg  of  Boylston. 

283  iv  Jabez,  b.  28  Aug.,  1775. 

V  Dolly,  b.  10  July,  1777;    d.  1782. 

284  vi  Stephen,  b.  21  Sept.,  1779. 

vii  Dolly,   b.   20   Dec,    1783;     d.   s.   p.,   10   Jan.,   1858;     m.    (1)    Rev. 
Reuben  Ball;    m.  (2)  Jas.  Libby  of  Bridgton,  Me. 
Children  (probably  by  second  wife)  : 

285  viii  Levi,  b.  8  June,  1787. 

ix  Lucinda,  b.  ;    m.  Simon  Plympton  of  W.   Boylston;    d, 

s.  p. 

119  LIEUT.  JOSEPH^  son  of  Joseph*  and  Comfort  (Bige- 
low) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  27  Sept.,  1743;  died 
25  Aug.,  1810;  married  Lydia,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Zeruiah 
(Eager)  Barnes,  who  died  23  May,  1784,  as.  41  yrs.,  38  days. 

He  resided  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  and  was  selectman]  in  1799  and 
1801;  Justice  of  the  Peace,  1804.  Marched  on  the  Lexington 
Alarm  in  Capt.  William  Brigham's  Co. ;  was  2d  Lieut,  in  Capt, 
Paul  Brigham's  Co.,  commissioned  5  Sept.,  1776,  and  performed 
other  service.  Commission  is  preserved  by  Miss  Martha  L.  Ames, 
his  descendant. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

286  i  Lydia^  b.  16  Aug.,  1766. 

ii  Lucy,   b.   in   Marlboro,   31   Dec,   1771;     d.   June,    1855;     m.    1791, 
Samuel   R.   Rice.     Ch.    (Rice): 
1  Lucy'';    2  Patty;    3  Lydia;    4  Edmund;    5  Ashley;    6  Elvira; 
7  Serena;    8  Wheeler. 

.     I  Twin  boys,  d.  y. 



120  DR.  GERSHOaP,  son  of  Gershom*  and  Mary  (Lee)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  15  Oct.,  1747;  married  in  1772  (in- 
tentions, June  6),  Esther  Belknap,  who  died  Oct.,  1801.  He 
practiced  medicine  in  Westboro  and  also  several  years  in  Fitzwil- 
liam,  N.  H.,  where  he  was  the  first  doctor  and  held  town  offices.  He 
was  in  Westboro  in  1780.* 

Children,    the    4    elder    born    in    Fitzwilliam;    the    twins    and    probably 
Nathaniel  and  Josiah  in  Westboro : 

i  Sally',  bapt.   16  June,  1T76;    m.  3  June,  1793,  Silas,  son  of  John 
Witherby;     b.   in   Westboro,   20   Feb.,    1769.      Ch.    (Witherby),   b. 
in  Westboro: 
1  Man/,  b.  1796;    2  Jeremiah,  b.  1798;    res.  in  Boston;    3  Joel, 
b.  1800;    res.  N.  Y.;    4  Jesse  Brigham,  b.  1807;    res.  N.  Y.;    5 
Esther  Louisa,  b.  1810. 
ii  Joseph  Warren,  bapt.  5  May,   1776;    d.  y. 

iii  Patty,  m.  Ebenezer  Belknap,  and  res.  Boston.     Ch.    (Belknap)  : 
1  George',  d.  y.;    2  Martha,  m.   Benj.   H.   Goodell,   res.  Worces- 
ter;   3  Eunice,  m.  Ammon  Gate  of  Boston;    4  Louisa,  m.  Capt. 
James  Paxton;    res.  Baltimore, 
iv  Jesse,  bapt.  31  May,  1778;    d.  unm.,  in  Worcester. 

287  V  Joseph,  b.  28  May,  1780. 

288  vi  Benjamin,  twin  to  Joseph. 

vli  Nathaniel,  m.  Nancy  Brown;    res.  Westboro.     Ch.: 

1  Harriet;     2   Maria;     3   Julia,   who    probably    res.    Providence, 
R.  I. 

289  viii  Josiah,  b.  19  Dec,  1791. 

121  REV.  BENJAMIN^  son  of  Benjamin*  and  Hannah  (Mer- 
rill) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  11  March,  1741-2;  died  in 
Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  13  June,  1799;  married  (1),  6  June,  1771,  Lucy, 
daughter  of  Jonas  and  Lucy  (Eager)  Morse  of  Shrewsbury,  Mass.; 
born  25  April,  1840;  died  22  April,  1793;  married  (2),  11  Feb., 
1795,  Puah  Mellen,  widow  of  John  (she  had  nine  children  by  her 
first  marriage),  who  died  4  Feb.,  1821,  ae.  about  76. 

He  graduated  from  Harvard  College,  A.  B.,  1764.  In  1770  he 
received  an  urgent  call  from  the  church  in  Fitzwilliam  to  become  its 
pastor.  He  was  to  receive  two  lots  of  land  of  100  acres  each,  and 
two  other  lots  were  to  be  reserved  for  the  use  of  the  minister.  He 
was  to  receive  eighty  pounds  in  money  and  an  annual  salary  of<£53 
6s.8d.,  from  time  of  acceptance  for  three  years,  then  an  additional 
sum  yearly  until  it  had  reached  £66  13s.  4!d.  He  accepted,  and  spent 
the  rest  of  his  life  in  charge  of  this  church.  He  was  a  man  of  fine 
character  and  a  minister  who  preserved  harmony  in  his  parish. 
Several  of  his  manuscript  sermons  are  extant.  He  was  Representa- 
tive to  Exeter  Provincial  Congress,  1775.     He  was  interred  in  the 

*  "  2    June,     1780.       Dr.    Gershom    Brigham    makes    me    a    visit    respecting    the 
baptism  of  his  new-born  Twins."— Parkman  Diary. 

166     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

central  part  of  the  old  graveyard  in  Fitzwilliam,  and  in  1809  the 
town  appropriated  $20  to  buy  gravestones   for  him. 

Children   (by  first  wife),  baptized  in  Fitzvnlliam : 

290  i  Lucinda',  bapt.  22  March,  1772. 

11  Lucy,  bapt.  13  June,  1773;  m.  27  Nov.,  1793,  Gen.  James  Hum- 
phrey; res.  Athol,  Mass. 
ill  Benjamin  Franklin,  bapt.  3  Sept.,  1775;  d.  13  Oct.,  1801;  m. 
8  Nov.,  1796,  SaUy,  dau.  of  Abner  and  Martha  (Ward)  HaskeU; 
she  was  dismissed,  12  March,  1804,  to  a  church  in  Penn.;  he 
moved  from  Fitzwilliam  to  Colchester,  Vt.,  in  1799.  Ch.,  b. 
in  Fitzwilliam: 

1  Fanny',  b.  22  Dec,  1796. 

2  Benjamin  Franklin,  b.  24  Jan.,  1799. 

3  Adolphus,  b.  5  Sept.,  1801. 

291  iv  Elisha«,  bapt.  1  Aug.,  1779. 

122  CALEBS  son  of  Benjamin*  and  Hannah  (Merrill)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  20  Nov.,  1743;  died  13  Sept.,  1829; 
married  3  Sept.,  1766,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Daniel  and  Zeriah 
(Eager)  Barnes;  born  4  April,  1743.  He  was  born  at  the  original 
homestead  of  Thomas-  in  ]\Iarlboro,  and  held  town  offices  there  as 
late  as  1776. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Hannah',   b.    17   April,    1767;     m.    Mr.    Gates    of   New   Marlboro, 

ii  Dorothy,  b.  27  Aug.,  1770;    d.  unm. 

292  iii  Willard,  b.  1  Oct.,  1772. 

iv  Francis,    b.    25    Aug.,    1776;     d.    24    Nov.,    1796,    while    attending 
Harvard  Univ. 

293  V  Caleb,  b.  26  Dec,  1778. 

vi  David,    b.    8    March,    1781;     m.    Betsey    Trowbridge;     moved    to 
New  York;    a  son  was  a  printer  or  editor  in  Albany,  N.  Y. 

123  BENAJAH^  son  of  Benjamin*  and  Hannah  (Merrill) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  15  March,  1745-6;  died  7  Dec, 
1822;  married,  12  Sept.,  1771,  Abigail,  daughter  of  Peter  Bent  of 
Marlboro,  a  descendant  of  the  distinguished  Peter  Bent;  born  29 
Jan.,  1754;  died  in  Boston,  1837.  He  first  resided  in  Westboro, 
where  he  was  chosen  on  a  school  committee  in  1778;  afterwards  he 
resided  in  Marlboro,  where  he  was  constable  in  1785. 

Children,  probably  the  5  elder  born  in  Westboro,  the  others  in  Marlboro: 
i  Annas",  b.   15  March,   1772;    m.  Jonathan  Barnard  of  Lancaster, 
Mass.,  who  d.  5  March,  1824,  ae.  60.     Ch.    (Barnard),  b.  in  Lan- 
caster : 

1  Jonathan',  b.  23  Dec,  1795;    d.  12  Feb.,  1799. 

2  Benajah,  b.  13  Sept.,  1798;    d.  4  Oct.,  1805. 

3  Julia,  b.  28  Dec,  1803;    d.  5  Sept.,  1805. 

294  ii  Benajah,  b.  7  June,  1774. 


295  iii  Ephraim,  b.  2  July,  1776. 

296  iv  Peter  W.,  b.  10  May,  1779. 

297  V  Jabez,  b.  12  March,  1781. 

vi  Mary,    b.    4    July,    1784;     m.    (1)    William    Lancaster;     m.     (2) 

Rev.  ;    res.  New  Salem. 

vii  Zenas,  b.  20  March,  1786;    d.  in  West  Medway,  Mass.,  where  he 
res.   28   May,    1878;     m.    1816,    Nancy,    dau.    of   Ralph    Mann,   of 
West  Medway;  she  d.  1826.     Ch.,  b.  in  Westboro: 
1  Marian  AJ,  b,    16   Jan.,   1817;   d.   6   July,   1896;   m.   28   April, 
1836,  Eleazer  T.  Bullard  of  West  Medway,  who  d.  1888.     Ch. 
(Bullard):    i  Nancy  Brigham',  b.  15  Feb.,  1838;  ii  Marian  Ade- 
laide, b.  20  June,  1839;  d.  3  Sept.,  1875;  m.  Warren  H.  Howe  of 
Marlboro;    (had   Mabel,   who   m.   Herbert  J.   Mann   of   Boston 
and    Nashua) ;     iii   Juha   Estelle,   b.    IB    Feb.,   1851 ;     d.   July, 
1852;   iv   William   Brighara,   b.    3   Sept.,    1853;   v    Helen    Flor- 
ence, b.  23  June,   1855. 
viii  John,  b.  16  Sept.,  1790;    m.  and  removed  West, 
ix  William,  b.  28  Dec,  1792;    d.  in  Westboro,  9  Oct.,  1818. 

124  HANNAH^  daughter  of  Benjamin*  and  Hannah  (Merrill) 
Brigham,  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  1  May,  1748;  died  14  Jan.,  1815; 
married,  21  June,  1769,  Hezekiah  Maynard,  Jr.,  of  Marlboro;  born 
20  Jan.,  1742;  died  14  March,  1824. 

Children  (Maynard),  born  in  Marlboro: 
i  Bethiah^  b.  9  April,  1770. 
ii  Zadock,  b.  4  Sept.,  1771;    d.  1776. 

iii   (Capt.)  Abel,  b.  3  June,  1773;  d.  31  Oct.,  1811;  m.  Nancy . 

1   William'. 
iv  John,  b.  9  Aug.,  1775;    m.  7  Sept.,  1794,  Dorothy  Hay  den.     Ch.: 

1  Thomas'';    2  Martin;    3  Susanna. 
V  Silas,  b.  12  Sept.,  1777;  d.  4  Aug.,  1806. 
vi  Calvin,  b.  3  Aug.,  1779. 
vii  Hannah,  b.  28  Feb.,  1782. 
viii  Hezekiah,  b,  29  Feb.,  1784. 
ix  Luther,  b.  9  Aug.,  1785;    d.  6  Feb.,  1815. 
X  Joel,  b.  26  May,  1788. 
xi  Charles,  b.  9  June,  1790. 
xii  Willard,  b.  7  Sept.,  1792;    d.  6  Jan.,  1815. 

125  GERSHOM%  son  of  Benjamin*  and  Hannah  (Merrill) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  27  June,  1750;  died  in  Fayston, 
Vt.,  22  Oct.,  1817;  married,  23  May,  1783,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Sam- 
uel and  Mary  (Loring)  Allen;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  9  Dec, 
1756;  died  in  Fayston,  30  Aug.,  1829. 

He  had  land  of  his  father  Benjamin,  just  west  of  the  old 
Warren  Brigham  place  on  Glen  St.,  where  he  built  a  house  and 
barn  near  the  intersection  with  Forest  St.;  it  was  sold  by  Gershom 
when  he  moved  to  New  Hampshire.  He  marched  with  Capt. 
William  Brigham's  Co.  of  "Minute  Men"  in  1775.  In  1795 
Gershom  moved  from  Marlboro  to  Winchester,  N.   H.    (vide  deed 

168     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

which  exists  of  property  owned  there),  and  12  years  later,  1807, 
to  Fayston,  Washington  Co.,  Vt.,  where  he  settled  upon  the  home- 
stead which  descended  to  his  son,  Elisha,  then  to  Elisha's  son-in- 
law,  George  O.  Boyce,  who  married  Elisha's  daughter,  Laura.  He 
came  to  a  wooded  wilderness  which  had  to  be  cleared,  and  as  his 
health  was  not  strong  for  many  years  (he  was  a  paralytic),  Elisha 
took  charge  of  affairs,  before  his  father  died  at  the  age  of  68. 
He  was  a  man  about  5  ft.  7  inches  in  height,  rather  spare,  black 
hair  and  eyes.  Sarah  Allen  was  tall  with  light  brown  hair  and  very 
light  blue  eyes  standing  out  prominently;  her  forehead  was  very 
high,  broad,  and  rather  retreating.  They  lie  buried  in  the  hill 
cemetery  overlooking  the  home  of  their  closing  years.* 

Children,  the  5  eldest  born  in  Marlboro,  the  others  in  Winchester,  N.  H.: 

298  i  Leonard  Warren',  b.  16  July,  1785. 

299  ii  Polly,  b.  17  Oct.,  1786. 

ill  Sarah,  b.  16  May,  1789;    d.  s.  p.,  April,  1830;    m.  George  Grimes. 

300  iv  Elisha,   b.   22   Oct.,    1792. 

301  V  Benjamin   Baxter,  b.   28   May,   1795. 

302  vi  Alvin  L.,  21  Oct.,  1798. 

303  vii  Rebecca  M.,  b.  27   Feb.,   1802. 

126     STEPHEN%  son   of  Elnathan*   and  Brigham; 

born  in  Mansfield,  Conn.,  1744';  died  7  May,  1816;  married  (1) 
;  married  (2),  Hannah,  daughter  of  Bennet  and  Eliza- 
beth (Spofford)  Field,  born  26  May,  1747.  He  resided  in 

In  Sept.,  1777^  he  was  permitted  to  transport  to  Boston,  by  land, 
1600  lbs.  of  rye  and  wheat  flour,  400  lbs.  cheese  and  200  lbs.  butter, 
to  be  exchanged  for  iron  and  steel;  also  to  exchange  for  salt,  2  tons 
of  rye  and  wheat  flour,  1400  lbs.  cheese,  600  lbs.  butter;  also  to 
drive  to  Boston,  40  fat  cattle  and  250  fat  sheep.  He  was  appointed 
Ensign  of  the  8th  Co.,  5th  State  Regt.,  May,  1779  (Recs.  of  Conn., 
Vol.  1). 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Mansfield: 

i  Eunice",  b.   15   Feb.,   1776;     d.   9  June,   1841;    m.   23   Feb.,   179—, 
Elijah  Royce;    res.  Woodstock. 

ii  Asenath,  m.  Wright. 

iii  Anna,  m.  Parker. 

iv  Lucretia,  m.  Isaac  Morey.     Ch.  (Morey),  b.  in  Coventry: 
1  Elisha'. 
Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Mansfield: 

304  V  Elizabeth. 

305  vi  Stephen,  b.  5  Feb.,  1774. 

vii  Hannah,  d.  unm.,  in  Mansfield. 

*  Two  slate  stones  are  in  the  old  "  Waite  Cemetery  " — each  with  urn  and 
drooping  willows  at  top.  "  Gershom  Brigham  died  Oct.  22,  18 17,  aged  68  years. 
Clay  to  clay  and  dust  to  dust."  "  Sarah  (Allen)  wife  of  Gershom  Brigham  died 
Aug.  30,  1829,  aged  73  years.  Dust  to  dust  and  clay  to  clay."  On  each  is  a 
quartrain  (almost  illegible)  at  the  bottom. 


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viii  Clarissa,   m.    (1)    Gerry    Russ;     m.    (2)    Raphael   Storrs,   who   d. ; 
res.  Mansfield. 

ix  Ellsha,  d.;  m.  ;  res.  New  York.     Ch.: 

1  Elisha',  and  2  daus. 

X  Spofford,  m.  Myrick;    res.  s.  p.,  Rockville,  Ct. 

xi  PoUy,  b.  about  1785;    d."  27  April,  1807,  ae.  22;    m.  Cephas  Dun- 
ham;   res.  Willington,  Conn.     Ch.  (Dunham): 
1  Lewis  Brigham\  res.  Marquette,  la. 
xii  Sally,  d.  27  June,  1808,  se.  20. 

127  CAPT.  THOMAS^  son  of  Paul*  and  Catherine  (Turner) 
Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  7  March,  1742;  died  there,  10 
Ma}^,  1800;  married,  5  Feb.,  1769^  Susanna  Eels,  who  died  21  June, 
1813.     He  resided  in  Coventry,  Conn. 

Children,  born  in  Coventry: 

306  i  Alexander",  b.  26  Jan.,  1770. 

ii  Salinda,  b.  26  April,  1772;  d.  29  Dec,  1775. 

307  iii  Orleans,  b.  10  Dec,  1773. 

Iv  Thomas,  b.  13  July,  1775;    d.  27  Nov.,  1775. 

308  V  Don  Ferdinand,  b.  . 

309  vi  Royal,  b.  27  Sept.,  1779. 

vii  Eunice,   b.    17   Dec,   1782;     d.   of   consumption,    1    Nov.,    1805,   in 

128  LIEUT.-GOV.  PAUL^  son  of  Paul*  and  Catherine 
(Turner)  Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  6  Jan.,  1746;  died  in 
Norwich,  Vt.,  of  a  long  and  distressing  illness,  15  June,  1824;  mar- 
ried, 6  Oct.,  1768,  Lydia  Sawyer  of  Hebron,  Conn.,  who  died  19 
Sept.,  1838,  ae.  93. 

He  had  served  in  the  Connecticut  militia  in  every  grade  from  cor- 
poral to  captain,  long  enough,  at  the  time  of  the  Revolutionary  War, 
to  be  exempt  from  service.  Nevertheless,  he  entered  the  Continental 
Army  as  captain,  1  Jan.,  1777,  and  served  4  years  in  Col.  Chandler's 
regiment,  afterwards  commanded  by  Col.  Isaac  Sherman;  received 
his  discharge  22  April,  1781;  was  in  the  battles  of  Germantown, 
Fort  Mifflin  and  Monmouth,  and  wintered  in  Valley  Forge,  1777-'78. 
In  1782  he  removed  from  Coventry,  Conn.,  to  Norwich,  Vt.,  where 
he  was  town  clerk,  1784-'96;  high  sheriff  of  Windsor  Co.  5  years; 
appointed  Judge  of  County  Court  for  Windsor  County,  June,  1785, 
serving  5  years;  in  1788,  elected  Brig.-General  of  3d  Brigade; 
1787,  elected  chairman  of  committee  to  apprehend,  in  Vermont,  the 
supporters  of  Shay's  Rebellion,  who  had  fled  there;  in  1788,  member 
of  State  Land  Commissioners;  was  member  of  the  Legislature;  in 
1791,  elected  to  Vermont  Council,  and  was  on  committee  to  nominate 
men  for  the  first  Board  of  Trustees  of  Univ.  of  Vermont;  also  elected 
Maj  .-General  of  4th  Div.  of  Militia.  He  received  27  elections 
from  the  people  at  large,  1  as  Presidential  Elector,  5  as  Councillor, 
21  as  Lieut.-Governor,  when  he  declined  further  election.  He  was 
the  first  elected  Lieut.-Governor  and  served  20  years.     He  received 

170     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

the  degree  of  Hon,  A.  M.  from  Dartmouth  College  in  1806.     He 
had  a  military  funeral.* 

Children,  born  in  Coventry: 

310  1  Thomas*,  b.  23  March,  1769. 

ii  Mary,  b.  12  Oct.,  1770;  d.  March,  1773. 

311  iii  Don  J.,  b.  24  March,  1774. 

312  iv  Paul  W.,  b.  26  Oct.,  1776. 

V  Lydia,  b.  5  Oct.,  1778;    d.  1872;    m.  Joseph  Lathrop,  a  fanner  of 
Middlesex  and  Worcester,  Vt.,  who  d.  1837.     Ch.  (Lathrop): 

1  Benjamin',  had  a  family  in  Worcester,  Vt. 

2  D wight,  had  2   daus. ;     res.   Berlin,   Vt. 

— '    3  Brigham,  had  a  family  in  western  part  of  N.  Y.  State. 
.4  Lucia,  m.  Stephen  Willey  of  Middlesex,  Vt. ;    3  ch. 
5  Albert,  d.  early  in  New  Orleans,  La. 

129  HANNAH^  daughter  of  Uriah*  and  Lydia  (Ward)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  9  April,  1746;  died  6  April,  1813; 
married,  19  May,  1766,  Jacob  Baker,  son  of  Dea.  Jonathan  and 
Hannah  (Baker)  Gurley;  born  in  Mansfield,  Conn.,  28  July,  1742; 
died  20  Feb.,  1804.  Was  a  farmer,  prominent  man,  holding  town 
offices,  and  a  leading  member  of  the  North  Parish  church  in  Mans- 
field.   Was  in  the  Revolution. 

Children  (Ourley),  born  in  Mansfield: 

i  Lydia",   b.    6   June,    1767;     d.    12   Aug.,    1787;     m.   24   Dec,    1786, 

Benjamin  Pierce  of  Brooklyn,  Conn. 
ii  Artemas,  b.  9  April,  1769;    d.  18  May,  1822;    m.  (1)  Sarah  Steele; 
m.    (2)    Mrs.    Martha    (Shepard)    Hovey;     was    a    farmer,   repre- 
sentative, etc.     Ch. : 
1  Lovinia';    2  Sarah;    3  Abigail;    4  George;    5  Charles;    6  In- 
fant;   7  Infant;    8   Uriah  Brigham  of  Deansville,  N.  Y. 
iii  Jacob  Baker,  b.  2  Aug.,  1771;    d.  at  res.  in  New  London,  Conn., 
24  Sept.,  1856;    one  of  the  ablest  lawyers  in  the  city;    m.  Eliza- 
beth Griswold  of  Lyme,  Conn.;  was  grad.  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1793. 
1  Sarah'';     2   Mary;    3   Charles,   who    d.   soon    after    grad.    from 
Yale  Coll.,  1827;    4  Elizabeth;    5   Ursula;    6  Hannah;    7  Han- 
nah Brigham,;    8  John;    9  Ellen;    19  Lydia;    11  Ann. 
iv  Uriah,  b.  30  May,  1774;    d.  4  Oct.,  1775. 

V  Ebenezer,  b.  25  July,   1776;    d.   3  July,   1864;    m.   Sally  Balcom; 
a  farmer.     Ch.: 

1  Jacob'';    2  Emily;    3  Ebenezer;    4  Joseph,  d.  y. ;    5  Sarah. 
vi  Abigail,  b.   7   Feb.,  1778;    d.  29  Jan.,   1855;    m.   Elijah  Hinckley 
of  Cambridge,  Vt.     Ch.: 
1  Chauncey''. 
vii  Uriah  Brigham,  b.  19  Nov.,  1780;    d.  Oct.,  1783. 
viii  Mercia,  b.  24  March,  1782;    d.  Dec,  1783. 
ix  Lucia,  b.  14  Nov.,  1784;    d.  unm.,  20  March,  1864. 
X  Hannah,  b.  5  May,  1791;    d.   18  March,  1884;    m.  Anson  Turner, 
a  farmer  of  Mansfield.    Ch.  (Turner) : 
1  Ursula';  2  Mary,  both  d.  y.;  3  Phinea^s;  4  Henry;  5  Hannah 
Brigham,  d.  unm.;    6  Jacob. 
*  Compiled  from  Gov.  &  Council  of  Vt.,  Vols,  iii  and  iv. 


130  BETHIAH%  daughter  of  Uriah*  and  Ann  (Richardson) 
Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  14  July,  1757;  died  in  New 
Lisbon,  N.  Y.,  20  July,  1838;  married,  30  Jan.,  1782,  Zaccheus, 
son  of  Andrew  Downer;  born  in  Norwich,  Conn.,  13  Nov.,  1755; 
moved  to  Utica,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  17  July,  1851.  He  was  in  the 
Revolution  from  Vermont  and  pensioned;  a  Justice  of  the  Peace  and 
contributor  to  the  press. 

Children  (Downer),  all  but  the  youngest  born  in  Sharon,  Vt.: 

i  Norman',  b.  25  Oct.,  1782;    died  in  Utica,  N.  Y,,  25  Jan.,  1854; 
m.  (1)  Phebe  Davis;    m.   (2)  Laura  Gregory.     Ch.: 
1  Don  SJ;  2  Lovina;  3  Norman;  4  John;  5   Charles;  6  Mary; 
7  Phebe;   8  Diana;    9  Almira. 
ii  Don,  b.  25  Feb.,  1T84;    d.  25  March,  1850. 

iii  Jeannette,  b.  30  March,  1786;    d.  5  March,  1854;    m.   (1)  

Blood;    m.   (2)  Reed. 

iv  Dana,  b.  4  July,   1788;    d.  in   Utica,  Q2  Sept.,  1863;    m.  Cynthia 
Monger.     Ch. : 
1  Edward'. 

V  Mary,  b.  17  May,  1791;    m.  Uriah  Kimball;    they  moved  to  Wis- 
consin, and  she  d.  9  April,  1830. 

vi  Andrew    Otis,   b.    25   July,    1796;     d.    in    Detroit,   Mich.,   3    June, 

1876;    m.  Esther  Emerson.     Ch.: 

1  Mary  J? ;  2   Sarah  M.;   3  Emily  E.;   4  William  A.;   5  Henry  E. 

vii  Zaccheus,   b.   in   Springfield,   N.   Y.,   8   March,   1799;     d.   Sullivan, 

Ind.,  Sept.,  1876;   m.  Harriet  Thatcher.    Ch.: 

1  Albert  FJ;    2  Sanford  B.;    3  Augustus;    4  Ava  C;    5  Julia  A. 

131  ANNA^,  daughter  of  Uriah*  and  Ann  (Richardson)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  14  Oct.,  1759;  died  11  Feb.,  1845; 
married,  17  May,  1781,  Lemuel,  son  of  Samuel  White;  born  in  Coven- 
try, 30  Dec,  1758;  moved  to  Batavia,  N.  Y.,  where  died,  7  Aug., 

Children   {White): 

i  Percy',  b.  14  Jan.,  1782;    d.  20  Sept.,  1^798. 
ii  Brigham,  b.  1  July,  1783;    d.  27  June,  1839. 
iii  Grace,  b.  15  Dec,  1786;    res.  Middlebury,  Vt. 
iv  Laura,  b.  16  April,  1788;    m.  Reuben  Ross  of  Middlebury. 

V  Chester,  b.  1  Feb.,  1790;    d.  10  Feb.,  1790. 

vi  Chester,  b.  14  Feb.,  1793;    m.  Lucy  TopMff;    he  was  a  farmer  in 
Batavia,  N.  Y.     Ch.: 
1  Harrison' ;    2  Mary;    3  Emily ;    4  Lemuel;    5  Maria;    6  Laura; 
7  Ann;   8  Eliza;    9  Kirke. 
vii  Lemuel,  b.   9   April,   1796;    d.   5   May,   1840;     m.   EUza  Mathews; 
he  was  a  harness  maker  in  Buffalo,  N.  Y.    Ch.: 
1   William  CJ;  2  Ann  M.;  3  Eliza;  4  John  B.;  5  Walton  O. 
viii  Lucy,  b.  9  June,  1802;    d.  15  Nov.,  1820. 

132  DON  CARLOS%  son  of  Uriah*  and  Ann  (Richardson) 
Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  21  Feb.,  1763;  died  27  March, 
1843;  married,  7  June,  1789,  Mary  (or  Polly)  Greenleaf;  born  in 

172     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Coventry,  7  Jan.,  1764;  died  30  Oct.,  1845.  He  resided  in  Mans- 
field, Conn,  (some  records  say  Hartford).  Was  in  the  Revolution, 
as  he  is  noted  in  records  as  being  a  pensioner  in  1832. 

Children,  born  in  Mansfield: 

i  (Dr.)  Norman%  b.  7  March,  1790;  d.  s.  p.,  15  Oct.,  1871,  in  Mans- 
field, where  res.;  m.  Pamelia  Dunham,  who  d.  11  Jan.,  187-2;  was 
a  physician  of  professional  eminence  and  extensive  practice; 
served  in  many  town  offices,  and  was  representative  a  number  of 
ii  Gurdon,  b.  23  April,  1792;    d.  11  June,  1804. 

iii  Mary,   b.    12    Feb.,    1794;     m.    1    Sept.,    1825,   John    Kingsbury   of 
Tolland,  Conn.     Ch.    (Kingsbury),  b.  in  Tolland: 

1  John  B.\  m.  (1)  Mary  Ann  Kellogg;  m.  (2)  Carrie  Rogers; 
res.   Rockville,  Conn. 

2  George,  m.  Mary  Crone.  Ch.:  i  Adelaide^  res.  W.  Hartford; 
ii  Jennie,  m.  Halsey  L.  Allen,  res.  Rockville;  iii  Elizabeth,  m. 
Elmer  Adams,  res.  s.  p.,  Rockville;  iv  Mary,  m.  Frank  Holton, 
res.  Ellington,  Conn.;    v  George,  d.  y. 

313     iv  Charles,  b.  29  Jan.,  1797. 

V  David,  b.  10  March,  1802;    d.  19  Jan.,  1804. 

vi  Eliza  Ripley,  b.  3  April,  1805;  d.  5  April,  1891;  m.  9  Dec,  1834, 
Richmond  C.  Lovet  of  Tolland,  Conn.    Ch.  (Lovet),  b.  in  Tolland: 

1  Eliza  T:,  b.  10  June,  1836;  m.  1860,  Daniel  S.  Hunter  of 
Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  Ch.  (Hunter):  i  Mary  E.%  m.  Frank  U. 
Smith  of  Minneapolis,  Minn.;  ii  James  F.,  m.  Cornelia  Adams, 
New  Haven,  Conn.;  iii  Bernie,  unm.,  res.  Brooklyn;  iv  Harry 
R.,  m.  res.  Brooklyn. 

2  Eugene,  b.  7  April,  1838;  m.  Emma  Weis;  res.  Merced  Falls, 
Cal.     Ch.:    Merton^  m.  and  res.  Palo  Alto,  Cal. 

vii  Susan  Ann,  b.  31  Dec,  1807;  d.  Tolland,  1  Feb.,  1863;  m.  29 
Nov.,  1831,  John  Webb  Gager  of  Tolland.  Ch.  (Gager),  b. 
in  Tolland: 

1  Mary  BJ,  b.  25  Aug.,  1833. 

2  Andrew,  b.  19  Oct.,  1835;    d.  3  Sept.,  1901. 

3  Ann  Eliza,  b.  5  Nov.,  1S39;    d.  1  Aug.,  1870. 

4  Lois,  b.  11  Jan.,  1847;    d.  26  April,  1899. 

5  Charles  A.,  h.  6  March,  1851. 

133  CEPHAS^  son  of  Uriah*  and  Ann  (Richardson)  Brigham; 
born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  Dec,  1765;  died  (probably)  in  South 
Coventry,  Conn.,  17  May,  1841;  married,  14  May,  1786,  Amelia 
Robertson,  born  about  1764;  died  in  1845,  ae.  81.  Her  family  were 
of  Newbury,  Mass.  He  resided  in  So.  Coventry,  where  he  held 
many  town  offices,  and  was  a  member  of  the  General  Assembly  of 

Children,  bom  in  South  Coventry: 

i  Anna",   m.   9   Oct.,   1806,    Roderick   Dimock   of   Mansfield,   Conn.; 

res.  Coventry, 
ii  Lucia,  m.  Horace  Russ;    res.  Coventry. 
iii  Sally,    m.    29     Nov.,    1810,    Artemas     Russ     of    Mansfield;     res. 

iv  Uriah,   m.    (1)    26   April,   1825,   Emily   Wright;     m.    (2)    Harriet 
Nye:     res.  s.  p.,  Coventry. 


314  V  Daniel  R.,  b.  6  Aug.,  1895. 

vi  Eveline  L.,  m.  Gurdon  Fuller;    res.  Vernon, 
vii  Maria,  m.  4  July,  18;31,  Levi  Allen;    res.  Mansfield, 
viii  Emily,  m.   Roderick  Dimock;    res.   Coventry, 
ix  Julia,  m.  Abner  Mason;    res.  Coventry. 

315  X  Edwin  G. 

134  HOSEA^,  son  of  SamueP  and  Mary  Brigham;  born  in 
Sudbury,  Mass.,  6  Sept.,  1750;  he  was  living  in  Hubbardstown, 
Mass.,  in  1782,  where  he  died,  17  Dec,  1817;  married  Catherine 
Davis  of  Holden,  Mass.,  who  died  in  Hubbardstown,  19  Oct.,  1823, 
ae.  74  (Vide  Hist,  of  Hubbardston). 

Children,  born  in  Hubbardston: 

316  i  Peter*,  b.  3  Oct.,  1781. 

317  ii  Joseph,  b.  9  Aug.,  1785. 

iii  Samuel,  b.  12  May,  1787;    moved  to  New  York  State, 
iv  Betsey,  b.  12  Aug.,  1792;    d.  15  March,  1851. 

135  JOEL^,  son  of  Samuel*  and  Mary  Brigham;  born  in  Sud- 
bury, Mass.,  5  March,  1756;  died  there,  25  June,  1813;  married,  25 
April,  1784,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  and  Esther  Maynard; 
born  in  Sudbury,  25  March,  1759;  died  there,  6  Sept.,  1846.  He 
was  a  soldier  from  Sudbury,  1775-1782;  had  a  fine  Revolutionary 
record.  The  full  story  is  too  long  to  print  here.  He  was  5  ft.  10 
in.  in  height;  had  a  "  ruddy  "  complexion  and  dark  hair.*  He  re- 
sided in  Sudbury  and  Leominster,  Mass. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

318  i  Asa^  b.  16  Feb.,  1785. 

ii  Betsey,  b.  8  July,  1786;  d.  in  Sudburj^,  27  Oct.,  1830;  m.  


319  iii  Joel,  b.  16  March,  1788. 

iv  Esther,   b.   28   Sept.,    1789;    m.   9   June,   1811,   William   Hunt,   Jr. 
Ch.  (Hunt): 
1  AbeV ;   2   Mary;   3   Andrew;   4   Lizzie;   5   Asahel;   6    Thomas; 
7  George;    8  Abbie. 
v  Lucinda,   b.    14   March,   1791;     m.    Reuben   Moore,   23   Dec,   1821. 
Ch.   (Moore)  : 
1  Eunice  E?,  m.   Edwin   Harrington  of  Sudbury,  27   Nov.,  1845. 
Ch.   (Harrington):    George  E.%  b.  27  Oct.,  1846;    m.   (1)   Alice 
E.   Brown,   13  June,   1878;    she   d.   19   Nov.,   1879;    m.    (2)    M. 
Edna  Newton;    3  ch. 

320  vi  Polly,  b.  29  Dec,  1792. 

vii  Sally,  b.  1  April,  1794;    d.  9  Oct.,  1796. 

viii  Otis,  b.  15  May,  1796;  d.  in  Sudbury,  12  June,  1842;  m . 

1  Elizabeth'. 
ix  Sally,  b.  20  Dec,  1797;    m.  Joel  Dakin;    no  further  reported. 
X  John,  b.  29  Nov.,  1799;    no  further  reported, 
xi  Rebecca,  b.  5  March,  1801;    no  further  reported. 

321  xii  Nancy,  b.  16  Aug.,  1803. 

*  See  Mass.  Records  of  Sailors  and  Soldiers,  p.  530. 

174     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

136  JONAS ^,  son  of  Samuel*  and  Mary  Brigham;  born  in 
Sudbury^  Mass.,  26  May,  1758;  resided  for  a  time  at  "Nelson"; 
thence  to  Dublin,  N.  H.,  where  died,  11  Feb.,  1850;  married  (1), 
in  Sudbury,  10  Nov.,  1780,  Polly  Wyman;  married  (2),  1807, 
Dorcas,  widow  of  Oliver  Pratt.  Was  probably  in  service  with  the 
Northern  Army  in  the  Revolution,  in  1777. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Sudbury: 
i  Levi',  b.  29  Feb.,  1781. 
ii  Jonas,  b.  22  Sept.,  1783. 
Children  (by  second  wife): 

ill  Ruel,  b.  30  May,  1808;  m.  (1)  2  June,  1835,  Prudence,  dau.  of 
James  Bums,  b.  17  Dec,  1811;  d.  11  Oct.,  1848;  m.  (2)  28 
Jan.,  1850,  Maria  J.,  dau.  of  Moses  Cragin,  b.  in  N.  Y.,  2  Jan., 
1832;  he  probably  res.  for  a  while  in  Dubhn.  Ch.  (by  first 
wife) : 

1  Jane'',  b.  19  Jan.,  1838. 

2  George,  b.  15  Sept.,  1843;    d.  7  March,  1845. 
iv  Mary  H.,  b.  1  April,  1818. 

137  CAPT.  SAMUEL^  son  of  John*  and  Gate  (Willis)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  3  March,  1775;  died  28  Nov.,  1843; 
married,  3  Jan.,  1799,  Lucy  Osborn,  who  died  9  Sept.,  1825.  Re- 
sided in  Waltham,  Mass. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

i  George^  b.   25   Feb.,   1800;   d.  in   Newton,  Mass.,   6   Sept.,   1873. 
ii  Henry,  b.  5  April,  1802;    d.  in  Newton,  Mass.,  27  Nov.,  1874. 
iii  Cynthia,  b.   9   June,   1804;     d.   20   Sept.,   1886;    m.   24   Nov.,   1841, 
Dea.  Adin  Cummings  of  Rindge   and  Jaffrey,  N.   H.;    b.  4  Dec, 
1797;    d.  28  July,  1870.     Ch.  (Cummings): 
1  John  CJ,  b.   1843;     d.   1863,  on  the  way  home   from  the  Civil 
iv  Warren,  b.  12  June,  1806;    d.  in  E.  Jaffrey,  N.  H.,  31  May,  1882. 
v  John,  b.  10  Aug.,  1808;    d.  unm.,  18  Feb.,  1869,  in  Abington,  Mass. 
vi  Eliza,  b.  9  June,   1810;    d.   in  Concord,  Mass.,   10  July,   1845;    m. 
Jeflferson  Reed,  who  d.  18  Sept.,  1878.     Ch.  (Reed): 
1  Lucy'';    2  Charles;    3  George. 
vii  Samuel,  b.  22  Oct.,  1812;    d.  22  Oct.,  1813. 

viii  Lucy  Ann,  b.  27  June,  1815;    m.  Henry  H.  Hart,  who  d.  23  April, 
ix  Sarah,  b.   27   May,   1817;     d.   unm.,   in   Rindge,   N.   H.,   6   March, 

138  ELIJAH%  son  of  John*  and  Gate  (Willis)  Brigham;  born 
in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  13  Oct.,  1776;  died  in  Waltham,  Mass.,  26  Oct., 
1848;  married  (1),  20  March,  1803,  Mary,  daughter  of  Capt.  Isaac 
Gleason,  Jr.;  born  2  Feb.,  1779;  died  18  May,  1815;  married  (2), 
Leonora  ,  who  died  17  July,  1840,  se.  54. 

Children  (by  first  ^cife),  bom  in  Sudbury: 
322       i  Danforth  Phipps«,  b.  30  Dec,  1803. 


323  ii  William,  b.  27  March,  1805. 

ill  Mary,  b.  4  July,  1806;    d.  30  Aug.,  1825. 

iv  Elijah,  b.  29  June,  1808;  d.  unm.,  14  Aug.,  1837,  in  Sudbury. 
V  Charles,  b.   17  April,  1810;   d.   13  Oct.,   1810. 
vi  Charles,  b.  6  June,  1811;    d.  26  Nov.,  1811. 

vii  Catherine,  b.  23  March,  1813;  d.  5  July,  1876,  in  Lowell,  Mass; 
m.  31  Aug.,  1832,  Otis  Bullard  of  Lowell;  res.  Boston.  Ch. 
(BuUard) : 

1  Mary  Jane',  h.  25  Nov.,  1833;    d.  15  Sept.,  1834. 

2  George  Jeferson,  b.  26  Aug.,  1836;    d.  16  Jan.,  1837. 

3  Lucy  Frances,  b.  12  Jan.,  1840;    d.  22  April,  1841. 

4  George  Francis,  b.  22  March,  1841;    m.  10  March,  1864,  Elvira 
Caroline  Rowe  of  Thornton,  N.  H.;    res.  Lowell. 

viii  Isaac,  b.  27  July,  1814;    d.  3  Dec,  1814. 
Children   {by  second  wife),  born  in  Sudbury: 
ix  Martha  Ann,  b.  7  Jan.,  1823. 
X  Leonora  Wellington,  b.  22  April,  1824. 
xi  Mary  Elizabeth,  b.  21  Jan.,  1829, 

139  EBER^  son  of  John*  and  Gate  (Willis)  Brigham;  born  in 
Sudbury,  Mass.,  28  June,  1778;  married,  3  Dec,  1809,  Lucy  Arnold 
of  Lancaster,  Mass.,  who  died  24  Aug.,  1863. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

324  i  Samuel". 

ii  James,   d.   before   1861 ;    m.  27   Jan.,   1833,   Lucy  Balcom,  who  d. 
13  Sept.,  1861.     Ch.: 

1  Infanf,  d.    1841,   ae.    1   year. 

2  Miranda,  m.  ;    has  a  son  res.  Lowell,  Mass. 

140  CAPT.  WILLI AM^  son  of  John*  and  Gate  (Willis)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  20  Dec,  1784;  died  there,  3  July, 
1879;  married  (1),  1812,  Sarah  Osborn,  who  died  24  May,  1859; 
married  (2),  12  June,  I860,  Mrs.  Mary  B.  Ghristie. 

He  was  Gapt.  of  a  Militia  Go.  in  1812,  and  offered  himself  for  the 
war,  but  was  never  called  out;  he  was  selectman  from  1817-1824; 
filled  many  other  town  offices,  but  declined  many;  chairman  of  the 
Gongregational  Ghurch  Building  Gommittee,  and  chairman  for  four 
years  of  the  Gommittee  for  building  the  Town  House;  a  member 
of  the  Gommittee  on  the  "  Wadsworth  monument,"  representative  to 
the  General  Gourt  from  1832-37,  and  thus  one  of  the  leading  citizens 
of  Sudbury,  and  a  very  benevolent  man,  withal. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

325  i  RufusS  b.  11  Jan.,  1818. 

ii  Sarah,  d.  ;    m.  Robert  Scott  of  Newport,  Vt.,  who  d. 

Ch.  (Scott): 
r  Lillian';    2  Bert  A.;    3  Arthur  F. 

141  JOHN^  son  of  Lieut.  Abijah*  and  Eunice  (Willis)  Brigr 
ham;   born   in   Sudbury,   Mass.,    19   May,    1762;   died  in   Rutland, 

176     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Mass.,  10  Jan.  (or  June),  1833;  married,  20  May,  1786,  Ann 
Eunice  Moore  of  Sudbury;  born  10  April.,  1768;  died  in  Watertown, 
Mass.,  20  May,  1862,  ae.  94.  Resided  in  Sudbury  and  Rutland,  and 
was  a  member  of  the  militia  of  Sudbury;  was  in  the  Revolutionary 
War  in  1776,  and  in  1779. 

Children,  the  first  5  born  in  Sudbury,  the  last  4  in  Rutland: 

326  1  Roxey«,  b.  7  Jan.,  1788. 

ii  Oreb,  b.  25  July,  1789;  d.  unm.,  in  Watertown,  Mass.,  12  Dec, 
1869,  ae.  80. 

327  iii  Abijah,  b.  17  March,  1791. 

iv  Susannah  Woodward,  b.  15  May,  1793;  d.  unm.,  in  Watertown, 
Mass.,  5  Oct.,  1879. 

328  V  John,  b.  22  March,   1795. 

vi  Sewell,  b.  2  March,  1797;    d.  unm.,  in  Watertown,  11  April,  1870. 
vii  Horatio,  b.  16  Sept.,  1800;    d.  unm.,  in  Burke  Co.,  Ga.,  20  Sept., 

viii  James   Moore,  b.   4   Jan.,   1807;     d.   unm.,   in   Watertown,   8   Jan., 


329  ix  William,  b.  11  Aug.,  1810. 

142  JOSEPH^  son  of  Lieut,  Abijah^  and  Eunice  (Willis) 
Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  26  Sept.,  1764;  died  there,  12 
Jan.,  1842;  married,  5  April,  1795,  Rebecca,  daughter  of  Charles 
Haynes  (who  was  in  the  Revolution)  ;  born  in  Sudbury,  29  Jan., 
1770;  died  there,  12  Jan.,  1853.  Was  a  farmer  and  resided  in 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

i  NancyS  b.  11  March,  1796;  d.  14  June,  1878;  m.  (1)  28  Oct., 
1819,  Daniel  Crocker  of  Albany,  N.  Y.,  who  d.  9  May,  1825;  m. 
(2)  14  July,  1833,  Benjamin  Harris  of  Russellville,  Ala.  Ch. 
(Crocker) : 

1  Alphonso'',  d.  unm.,  6  July,  1851. 
Ch.  (Harris): 

2  (Dr.)  John  C,  b.  in  Russellville;  d.  s.  p.,  8  Aug.,  1899. 

3  Rebecca  B.,   m.    Harvey   Sargeant   of   Russellville.      Ch.    (Sar- 

geant)  :     i   Lucy^  m.  Williams ;   ii   B.   Harris ;   iii   H. 

Owen;  iv  Bessie;  v  Rebecca. 

330  ii  Lewis,  b.  27  Oct.,  1797. 

331  iii  Eunice,  b.  19  Dec,  1798. 

iv  (Rev.)  Alanson,  b.  11  Oct.,  1802;  d.  unm.,  in  Meadville,  Pa.,  24 
Aug.,  1833;  grad.  A.  B.,  Harvard  College,  1826;  A.  M.,  Div. 
School,  1831 ;    was  a  Unitarian  clergyman. 

v  Esther  H.,  b.  30  March,  1805;  m.  25  Dec,  1833,  Josiah  H. 
Adams.     Ch.   (Adams) : 

1  Caroline',  b.   21    July,   1825;     d.   ;     m.   

Toyier;    had  dau.  Carrie*,  who  m.  Johnson. 

2  John,  b.  21   May,   1827;    d.  ;    was   Supt.   Fitchburg 

Ry. ;  had  a  son  John  F.* 

3  Joseph  B.,  b.  24  Feb.,  1830;  d.  ;  m.  . 

Ch. :    Josephine^  who  m.  Lord,  and  d.  Oct.,  1904. 

4  Rebecca,  b.  24  March,  1832;    d.  . 

5  Eunice,  b.  1  March.,  1835;    d.  . 


333     vi  Rebeccah,  b.  28  Aug.,  1807. 
333    vii  Charles,  b.  16  July,  1811. 

viii  Abijah,  twin  to  Charles;  d.  unm.,  on  home  farm,  9  April,  1897. 

143  ANNA%  daughter  of  Dr.  Samuel*  and  Anna  (Gott)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  29  Oct.,  1753;  died,  1803;  married, 
21  May,  1772,  Isaac  Davis;  born  27  Feb.,  1749;  died  27  April, 
1826.  She  was  brought  up  at  the  home  of  Capt.  Maynard  in  West- 
boro,  whom  her  mother  married  as  her  second  husband.  She  lived 
in  Westboro  after  her  marriage.*  Some  of  her  descendants  live 
there  still. 

Children   (Davis),  born  in  Westboro: 
i  Phineas". 

ii  Isaac,  b.  1779;  f    m.  PoUy  Rice,  dau.  of  86. 
iii  Joseph. 

iv  John,  (Gov.),  b.  1787;  d.  1854;  was  called  "Honest  John  Davis." 
He  represented  his  town  in  the  Legislature  and  was  sent  to 
Congress  as  senator;  he  was  thrice  governor  of  Massachusetts, 
serving  in  1834-35,  and  1841-43. 

144  DR.  SAMUEL^  son  of  Dr.  Samuel*  and  Anna  (Gott) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  21  Aug.,  1756,  a  posthumous 
child;  died  in  Boylston,  Mass,  24  June,  1830;  married,  in  North- 
boro,  17  Feb.,  1789,  Mary,  daughter  of  Stephen  and  sister  of  Dr. 
Stephen  Ball  of  that  place;  born  in  Northboro,  10  May,  1766;  died 
in  Boylston,  10  Aug.,  1852. 

He  was  one  of  4  young  men  from  Westboro,  of  the  name  of  Brig- 
ham,  who  joined  the  same  class  at  Dartmouth  College  on  the  eve  of 
the  Revolution,  the  others  being  the  future  Hon.  Elijah^  Brigham, 
and  Moses*'  and  Eli^  Brigham.  Samuel  joined  the  army  under  Wash- 
ington in  1777,  as  paymaster,  and  was  present  at  the  execution  of 
Maj.  Andre.  He  returned  to  college  and  was  graduated  in  1779-  He 
then  read  medicine  with  Dr.  Stephen  Ball  of  Northboro,  and  began 
to  practice  in  that  part  of  Boylston  which  was  once  Shrewsbury. 
The  old  homestead  is  in  the  northeast  part  of  Boylston,  about  half 
a  mile  from  the  town  line  of  Berlin,  and  about  4  miles  from  Clinton, 
where  some  of  his  descendants  live.  Great  things  were  expected 
of  him,  but  before  he  could  take  the  rank  among  practitioners  which 
he  might  have  attained,  he  met  with  a  serious  accident  to  the  calf 
of  his  leg,  was  incapacitated  from  walking  without  crutches,  and 
thus  seriously  handicapped  in  his  profession  as  a  country  doctor. 

*  "  Isaac   Davis,    a   young   tanner,    who   came   to   town   to   teach   his   trade   to   Capt. 
Maynard's    son,    had    married    Anne    Brigham,    step-daughter    of    Capt.     Maynard,    in 
1772.      They    had    four    sons.     .     .     .     They    were    living    at    this    time    in    the    house 
recently   occupied    by    Hiram    Broaders.      In    1781    they   bought    the    Dea.    Tonlin    place 
which    has    been    known    since    as    the    Davis    homestead.      Isaac    and    his    sons    became 
■wealthy  men,   and  they   and  their   descendants,   who   take  pride   in  the   name  of   Davis, 
have  held  many  positions  of  honor  and  trust." — Parkman  Diary. 

t  "  31  Oct.,   1779,  I  baptized  Mr.    Davis'   son   Isaac." — Parkman   Diary. 

178     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

He  became  a  magistrate  and  a  writer  of  essays  and  verse.  Morse 
states  that  he  read  some  of  Dr.  Brigham's  writings  which  showed 
him  to  have  been  a  man  of  letters  and  of  original  thought  as  well  as 
a  patriot.  IMorse  also  says  that  he  composed  music  as  a  recreation. 
This  may  very  well  have  been  the  case,  as  he  was  brought  up  in  the 
home  of  Capt.  Maynard  in  Westboro,  who  was  the  richest  man  of 
his  day  there,  and  undoubtedly  young  Brigham  had  opportunities 
for  self-culture  and  training  beyond  the  curriculum  of  the  college. 
He  was  related  to  the  Parkmans  and  often  mentioned  in  the  Park- 
man  Diary. 

Children,  horn  in  Boylston: 

i  Rowena,  b.  in  1T89;    d.  17  July,  1839;    m.  7  Jan.,  1808,  Timothy 
Whitney,  Jr.,   of   Boyleston.     Ch.    (Whitney) : 

1  Theresa',  b.  14  Aug.,  1808;    d.  13  Aug.,  1810. 

2  Mary,  b.  30  Nov.,  1809;    m.  24  Feb.,  1829,  Timothy  Hastings. 

3  Theresa,  b.  19  Feb.,  1811;    m.  21  May,  1816,  Lyman  Maynard. 

4  Rowena,  b.  7  March,  1813. 

5  Amos,  b.  28  Feb.,  1815;    d.  in  Worcester. 

6  Emily,  b.  10  Jan.,  1817;    m.  Lawrence. 

7  Dorothy,  b.  19  Sept.,  1818. 

8  Lucy,  b.  8  Dec,  1820. 

9  William,  b.  5  April,  1823;    m.  Ruth  Grossman. 

10  Daniel,  b.  22  June,  1825;    d.  unm.,  in  Worcester. 

11  Sarah,  b.  22  Oct.,  1827;    m.  Samuel  EUiott. 

12  Catherine  E.,  b.  29  Oct.,  1829. 

13  Harriet  N.,  b.  22  June,  1834. 

14  Samuel  M.,  b.  and  d.  1836. 

ii  SaUy,  b.  17  April,  1791;  d.  in  No.  Bangor,  N.  Y.,  31  May,  1832; 
m.  in  Boylston,  2  Sept.,  1805,  Benjamin  Eager.  They  removed 
to  No.  Bangor.     Ch.   (Eager) : 

1  Mary\  (or  Polly),  b.  16  March,  1806;    m.  Luther  Howe;    11  ch. 

2  Nahum  Brigham,  b.  11  Feb.,  1808;    m.  and  had  6  ch. 

3  John  W.,  b.  and  d.  1809. 

4  Elizabeth  O.,  b.  23  Oct.,  1810;  d.  9  Oct.,  1892;  m.  7  June, 
1832,  Sanf ord  Cornish,  who  d.  in  1891 ;  they  removed  to 
Oshkosh,  Wis.;    15  ch. 

5  Benjamin,  b.  10  March,  1813;  d.  19  Aug.,  1877;  m.  and  had 
5  ch. ;    res.  Allegan,  Mich. 

6  John  W.,  b.  13  June,  1815;    d.  at  sea,  unm. 

7  Lewis,  b.  8  Dec,  1816;    m.,  had  6  ch. ;    res.  Mattawan,  Mich. 

8  Sarah  A.,h.  2  June,  1819;  m.  Warren  French;  res.  Mattawan, 
Mich.;    had  6  ch. 

9  Martha  A.,  b.  2  Dec,  1821;  m.  Herman  Sanborn;  res. 
Lawrence,  Mich. 

10  Harnet,  b.  23  Oct.,  1823;    d.  2  April,  1844. 

11  Joseph  T.,  b.  22  Aug.,   1825;    d.  unm.,  in  California,  6  Jan., 

12  Almira  L.,  b.   11   Jan.,  1828;    m.  Wilham  Moody;    res.   Pent- 
water,  Mich. 

13  George  E.,  b.  8  Nov.,  1829;    d.  y. 

14  Adaline,  b.  18  Feb.,  1832;    m.  James  Lytle;    2  ch. 

iii  Stephen  B.,  b.  16  Nov.,  1793;    m.  Jemima  Flagg.     In  his  mother's 


will    he    was    left    a    wooden    clock    and    one    sheep.      Ch.,    b.    in 

1  Nahum  BalV,  b.  2Q  Sept.,  1817;    d.  in  Worcester,  4  Sept.,  1860; 
m.  20  Feb.,  1840,  Harriet  S.   Hapgood,  who  d.  11  Aug.,  1848, 

ae.    29;     m.    (2)    Mary    E.    ,    who    survived    him.      He 

owned   land   in   Boylston   on   road   to    Berlin,   which   was   sold 
in  1860,  by  order  of  the  court.    No  ch.  reported. 

2  Maria,  m.  Augustus  Wright. 

334  iv  Samuel,  b.  19  Feb.,  1795. 

335  V  Mary,  b.   13  April,  1797. 

vi  Ann   Gott,   b.   30   Aug.,   1799;     d.   in   Berlin,   29   Sept.,   1874;     m. 
(1)    2   Oct.,   1837,   Leonard,   son   of   Daniel   Carter,   b.   in   Berlin, 
19  March,  1792;    d.  there  18  Sept.,  1849;    [he  m.  (1)  Persis  BaUey, 
and   had   a    family] ;     m.    (2)    6   Jan.,   1852,   Amos,   son   of   Levi 
Wheeler  of  Berlin,  d.  there,  6  Oct.,  1867;   (he  had  a  family  by  a 
first  m.  but  s.  p.,  by  second  m.).     Ch.    (Carter),  b.  Berlin: 
1  LeonarcT,  b.  2  March,  1830;   2  Lydia  Ann,  b.  16  June,  1834;   d.  in 
Berlin;    m.   Oliver   Sawj'er;    3  Mary  E.,  b.  4   Nov.,   1838;    m. 
David   B.   Whitcomb;     res.   Cal. 
vii  Infant,  b.  23  Aug.,  1801 ;    d.  y. 

viii  Sophia,  b.  22  Nov.,  1803;    m.   (1)  Martyn;    m.  (2)  Shad- 

rach    Whitney,    a    bro.    of    Timothy,   who    m.    her    sister    Rowena. 
Ch.    (Whitney): 

1  Sophia',  m.  Chas.  Bridge  of  Lowell,  Mass.,  and  Marlboro. 

2  Betsey,  m.  James  Anderson  of  Sutton,  Mass. 

3  Sally,  m.  Luther  F.  Woodbury  of  Oxford,  Mass.,  and  Worcester, 
ix  Theresa,    b.    14    Oct.,    1804;     ni.    Otis    Flagg    of    Boylston.      Ch. 

(Flagg),  b.  in  Boylston: 

1  Martha',  m.  John  M.  Sargent. 

2  Sarah,  m.  Francis  A.  Davidson. 

336  X  Jonas  Ball,  b.  28  April,  1807. 

xi  Lydia,  b.  2  Nov.,  1809;    m.  Edward  Whitney  of  Cambridge,  Mass. 
Ch.   (Whitney),  b.  in  Cambridge: 

1  Edward',   a   sea-captain;     d.   in  Cambridge. 

2  Frances,  m.  Frank  Crane  of  Chicago.    Ch.  (Crane) : 

i  Lizzie",  m.  Harrison;    res.  Philalelphia. 

ii  Charles;    iii  Minnie;    iv  John;    v  James. 

145  JOHN  GOTT^  son  of  Uriah*  and  Sarah  Breck  (Gott) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  8  Feb.,  1750-1;  died  30  April, 
1816,  according  to  Hudson's  Hist,  of  Marlboro;  Morse  says  "  10 
Jan.,  1833  ";  married  Mary  Collins.  He  resided  in  Marlboro.  He 
was  in  the  Revolution,  in  Capt.  Morse's  Co.,  Col.  Howe's  Regt.  He 
was  5  ft.  9  in.  in  height,  of  a  dark  complexion. 

Children,  horn  in  Marlboro: 

1  Hepsibah»,  b.  30  Oct.,  1794. 

337  ii  John  Gott,  b.  2  Aug.,  1796. 

146  HENRY%  son  of  Uriah*  and  Sarah  Breck  (Gott)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  26  Oct.,  1752;  N.  S.;  died  in  Barre, 
Mass.,  16  Jan.,  1829;  married,  25  March,  1781,  Anna,  daughter  of 
Nathaniel  Phillips;  born  Charlestown,  Mass.,  7  June,  1758;  died 

180     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

in  Barre,  16  Oct.,  1848.  Her  father's  house.  Bow  St.,  Charles- 
town,  was  burned  at  the  Battle  of  Bunker  Hill.  Henry  was  an 
officer  in  the  Revolution.  He  went  to  Barre  about  1782,  where  he 
was  a  farmer  and  selectman  and  a  very  prominent  citizen.  He  was 
of  a  serious  nature. 

Children,  all  but  the  eldest  born  in  Barre: 

i  Betsey*,   b.   in   Marlboro,    7   Jan.,    1782;     m.    July,    1810,    Warren 
Sibley  of  Barre,  who  d.  Feb.,  1816.    Ch.  (Sibley) : 

1  Orlando'',  d.  y. 

2  Henry  Brigham,  b.  8  Nov.,  1812;  d.  5  March,  1883;  m. 
Caroline,  dau.  of  Luke  Stone,  12  Feb.,  1832;  he  was  Deputy 
Sheriff  of  Barre.  Ch.  (Sibley):  i  Charles  W.';  ii  Caroline; 
iii  Ellen  and  5  d.  y. 

3  Warren  Hicks,  m.  Roxana  Adams;  res.  New  London,  Wis.; 
had  a  family. 

ii  John,  b.  24  Nov.,  1783;    d.  6  Dec,  1787. 

338  iii  Nathaniel,  b.  1  Dec,  1785. 

339  iv  Nancy,  b.  4  March,  1789. 

340  V  Henry,  b.  14  Nov.,  1791. 

vi  Sarah,  b.  19  Aug.,  1794;  d.  in  Barre,  unm.,  ae.  over  80. 

341  vii  Maria  Theresa,  b.  20  Sept.,  1800. 

147  URIAHS  JR.,  son  of  Uriah*  and  Sarah  Breck  (Gott)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  11  July,  1757;  died  in  Bakersfield, 
Vt.,  16  Sept.,  1820;  married,  25  Dec,  1790,  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  Col.  Josiah  Fay*  of  Southboro,  Mass.;  born  there,  28  April, 
1767;  died  in  Boston,  9  Nov.  1837. 

Uriah  was  assessor  in  Marlboro  in  1788;  about  1796  he  moved 
to  Bakersfield,  with  his  wife  and  two  children,  in  an  ox-team.  The 
estate  of  Uriah,  Sr.,  was  a  long  time  in  being  settled,  and  there  were 
eleven  children  to  share  it;  therefore  we  find  his  sons  pushing  out 
into  the  wilderness  and  among  the  settlers  of  new  towns.  Uriah, 
Jr.,  was  appreciative  of  intellectual  attainments,  and  was  instru- 
mental in  establishing  a  small  ,but  valuable  library  for  the  use  of 
the  pioneer  settlement,  from  which  his  own  children  benefited.  It  is 
said  that  he  never  allowed  anything  to  interrupt  his  children  when 
they  wished  to  read.  He  was  one  of  the  leading  citizens  of  Bakers- 
field. Appears  to  have  been  a  private  in  the  Revolution  from 
Marlboro,  in  Capt.  Gates'  Co.,  Col.  Ward's  Regt.,  in  1776;  and  in 
1777,  in  Capt.  Wm.  Morse's  Co.,  Col.  J.  Read's  Regt. 
Children,  the  2  elder  born  in  Marlboro,  the  others  in  Bakersfield: 

i  Mary',  b.  31  July,  1792;    d.  14  July,  1858;    m.  Hubbel  Mitchel, 
who  d. ;    they  res.  Fairfield,  Vt.;    she  was  widely  celebrated   for 
her  knowledge  of  the  use  of  medicine,  and  was  a  superior  nurse. 
Ch.   (Mitchel): 
1  Melissa^;    2  Deborah;    3  John;    4  Temple;    5  Fanny  Fay. 

*  Col.  Fay  died  while  in  service  on  Long  Island,  in  the  Revolution,  and  his 
remains  were  buried  in  Trinity  Church  cemetery,  N.  Y.  City.  His  wife,  Mary  Fay, 
was  fined  $300  (?)  by  the  authorities  of  Southboro  for  breaking  the  Sabbath  by  going 
a   mile   on   horse-back   to   see   her   sick   daughter. 


ii  Elizabeth,  b.  8  Jan.,  1794;   m.  Cheney  Brigham,  258. 
iii  Uriah,  b.  3  Sept.,  1795;    d.  14  Nov.,  1814;    he  was  in  the  battle 

of  Plattsburg. 
iv  Robert,  m.   (1)   Polly  Lucas,  who  d.  at  the  birth  of  her  child;    m. 

(2)    Mary   ,   who   sunaved   him;     he   d.    s.   p.,   in   Burke, 

N.  Y.,  7  Dec,  1867. 

V  Breck,  b.  about  1798;    was  drowned  in  1816. 

342  vi  Josiah  Fay,  b.  11  Oct.,  1801. 

343  vii  Peter  Bent,  b.  4  Feb.,  1807. 

344  viii  Benjamin  Gott,  b.  10  June,  1808. 

ix  Sarah,  b.  5  March,  1809;    m.  James  B.  Jacobs,  who  d. ;    she  res., 
a  widow,  for  many  years  in  Boston;    she  d.  24  Nov.,  1891.     Al- 
most her  entire  estate  was  left  to  the  town  of  Bakersfield,   Vt., 
her  native  place.     Ch.   (Jacobs) : 
1  James  BJ,  d.  20  Dec,  1854,  ae.  19;   was  interred  in  Mt.  Auburn 

148  EDWARD^  son  of  Uriah*  and  Sarah  Breck  (Gott)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  13  June,  1764;  died  29  May,  1826; 
married  Beulah  Hawes,  born  14  Feb.,  1770;  died  15  Jan.,  1834. 
He  was  a  tanner  and  lived  in  Petersham,  Mass. 

Children,  horn  in  Petersham: 

i  Harriet',  b.  11  Dec,  1792;  d.  in  Barre,  Mass.,  30  Dec,  1864;  m. 
9  March,  1814,  Paul  Rice  of  Barre,  who  d,  Ch.  (Rice),  b.  in 

1  James  B.',  b.  7  May,  1829;  d.  in  B.,  14  July,  1886;  m.  17 
Sept.,  1868,  Mary  M.  Wilson  of  Barre.  Ch.;  i  Mary  L.';  ii 
Martin  P. 

2  Harriet  S.,  b.  28  Dec,  1830;  d.  in  Weathersfield,  Vt,  14 
July,  1876;  m.  10  Sept.,  1854,  Elias  W.  Ellis,  who  d.  in  Weathers- 
field,  30  May,  1879.     Ch.   (Ellis): 

i  James  E.%  b.  13  Oct.,  1863;    m.  1887,  Nellie  C.  Boynton;    res. 
Claremont,  N.  H. ;    1  ch. 
ii  Roxana,   b.   22   June,   1794;     d.    in   St.   Almand,   C.   E.,    16   April, 
1881;     m.    3    April,    1830,    John    P.    Deal    of    St.    Almand.      Ch. 
(Deal),  b.  there: 

1  Edward  FJ,  d.  in  Boston,  20  April,  1901 ;   m. Emerson, 

who  d.   1903.     Ch.:  i    (Dr.)    George   F.«;  ii    (Dr.)    Edward  E., 
both  of  Maiden,  Mass. 

2  Elvin  M.,  res.  unm.,  Highgate,  Vt. 

3  Hiram  B.,  res.  unm.,  St.  Almand,  Can.  " 

4  Daughter, 

845     iii  Nancy,  b,  10  May,  1796. 
346     iv  Artemas,  b.  22  Oct.,  1799. 

V  Mary  Ann,  b.  26  Sept.,  1801 ;    d.  27  June,  1828,  unm. 

vi  Elvira,  b.  14  June,  1803;  d.  8  Jan.,  1890;  m.  16  April,  1828, 
James,  son  of  James  H.  Holland;  b.  in  Barre,  14  March,  1799; 
d.  there,  22  Sept.,  1880.     Ch.   (Holland),  b.  in  Barre: 

1  Maria  Louisa'',  b.  2  May,  1830;  d.  25  March,  1899;  m.  16 
Nov.,  1852,  Joseph  G.  Balcom,  b.  in  Hague,  N.  Y.,  1  June,  1830; 
d.  in  Gardner,  Mass.,  10  Sept.,  1891.  Ch.  (Balcora) :  James 
L.^  m.  Mrs.  Ida  Gale  Hemmenway  of  Gardner. 

2  Mary  B.,  b.  26  Nov.,  1832;    d.  2  Feb.,  1899;    m.  22  May,  1855, 

182     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

J.  Henry  May;    res.  No.  Brookfield,  Mass.    Ch.  (May):    Henry 

L.^  m.  Mabel  W.  Tenney ;    res.  Medf ord,  Mass ;   3  ch. 

3  Harriet  E.,  b.  20  April,  1841 ;    d.  s.  p.,  in  No.  Brookfield,  Mass., 

31    March,   1880;     m.    (1)    22   Oct.,   1862,   David   R.   Woods   of 

Barre,  who  d.  1873;   m.  (2)  Isaac  M.  Boyd,  who  d.  1891. 

vii  Catherine,   b.    18   Jan.,   1805;     d.   in   Boston,  4   July,   1874;     m.   3 

April,   1833,   Charles    Sibley,   b.    14   Jan.,    1808;     a   coal   dealer   in 

Chelsea,  Mass.,  where  he  res.  and  d.     Ch.   (Sibley),  b.  in  Chelsea: 

1  Charles  Edward',  b.  1  March,  1835;    d.  y. 

2  Nelson  Hawes,  b.  28  Sept.,  1838;  d.  1900;  in  Civil  War;  a 
bank  clerk  and  Chelsea  City  Marshal. 

3  Catherine  ^.,  b.  9  April,  1841;    d.  y. 

4  James  B.,  b.  2  Dec,  1842;    d.  y. 

5  Mary  Louisa,  b.  5  Feb.,  1845;    d.  y. 

6  Charles  Alonzo,  b.  12  July,  1848;  m.  Harriet  Merrill;  res. 
Highgate  Springs,  Vt.     Ch. :    i  Charles^;    ii  Floyd. 

vlii  Robert    Morris,    b.    23    Aug.,    1806;     d.    unm.,    8    Feb.,    1889,    in 

347  ix  Sarah  Breck,  b.  20  May,  1808. 

X  James   Sumner,  b.   5   Feb.,   1811;     m.   Clarie   Henley;    d.  s.  p.,   in 
Boston,  22  Aug.,  1862. 

348  xi  Edward,  b.  1  Jan.,  1814, 

149  PHINEAS^  son  of  George*  and  Mary  (Bragg)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro^  Mass.,  7  Oct.,  1757;  removed  to  Eaton,  N.  Y., 
1810,  from  Southboro;  died  there,  17  March,  1813;  married,  1785, 
Susanna,  daughter  of  Phineas  Howe  of  Hopkinton,  Mass.,  born  19 
Feb.,  1767. 

Children,  born  in  Southboro,  except  the  2  elder  born  in  Marlboro: 

349  i  Timothy',  b.  8  Feb.,  1786. 

350  ii  Phineas,  b.  31  Dec,  1787. 

iii  Susanna,  b.  16  Dec,  1789;  d.  1809,  se.  19  yrs.,  11  mos. ;  m.  Ebenezer 
Damon.  Ch.  (Damon) : 
1  Susan  Brigham'',  b.  31  Oct.,  1809;  d.  17  Oct.,  1885;  m.  Rev. 
Chancellor  Hartshorn.  Ch.  (Hartshorn):  i  Emma  M.',  b.  3 
Dec,  1829;  d.  24  Dec,  1872;  m.  Alonzo  M.  Poe;  2  ch.;  ii  John  D. 
b.  22  May.,  1832;  res.  Mexico,  N.  Y.;  3  ch.;  iii  Frances  Mary, 
b.  24  Nov.,  1835;  m.  Prof.  DeV.  Wood,  Stevens  Inst.,  Hoboken, 
N.  J.;    res.  Boonton,  N.  J.;    4  ch. 

351  iv  Sophia,  b.  5  May,  1792. 

V  Louisa,  b.  19  May,  1794;    d.  11   Nov.,  1796. 
vi  George,  b.  30  May,  1796;    d.  ae.  16  days. 

vli  Louisa,   b.    6   June,    1797;     d.    14   Feb.,    1860;     m.   27   Nov.,    1817, 
Harry  Knickerbocker.     Ch.  (Knickerbocker): 

1  Amelia',  b.  22  Aug.,  1819;  m.  Rev.  William  Holroyd;  res. 
Cincinnatus  and  Wyanette,  N.  Y.  Ch.  (Holroyd):  i  Amelia'; 
ii  Cordelia;    iii  Mary;    iv  William;    v  Daniel;    vi  Zira. 

2  Louisa,  b.  25  April,  1822;  d.  6  Jan.,  1854;  m.  Zira  Parce,  of 
No.  Pitcher,  N.  Y.     Ch.   (Parce);    i  Judson%  d.;    ii  Frank. 

3  Franklin,  b.  25  March,  1826;  m.  Huldah  Eldredge;  res.  Holley, 
N.  Y.     Ch.:    i  Adelbert';    ii  Frank. 

4  Henry,  h.  29  Nov.,  1833;  m.  24  Dec,  1861,  Helen  M.  Bourne; 
res.  Cincinnatus.     Ch.:    i  Irving  B.*;    ii  Elbert. 


352  viii  George  Howe,  b.  14  Dec,  1799. 

ix  Fitch,  b.  11  Jan.,  1803;    d.  unm.,  Madison,  N.  Y.,  ae.  41. 

353  X  Salmon,  b.  15  July,  1805. 

150  ASHBEL  SAMUEL%  son  of  George"  and  Mary  (Bragg) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  2  March,  1772;  died  there,  13 
July,  18S9;  married,  24  Aug.,  1794,  Persist  daughter  of  Elijah 
and  Ruth  (Taylor)  Brigham  (76)  of  Southboro;  born  there,  7 
Oct.,  or  Aug.,  1774;  died  7  June,  1829-  He  inherited  his  father's 
farm  in  the  south  part  of  Marlboro,  where  Barnabas  Brigham  re- 
sided in  Morse's  day,  and  which  is  described  under  541.  Was  select- 
man,  1816. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

354  1  Ashbel',  b.  1  July,  1800. 

355  ii  Vamum,  b.  8  July,  1802. 

lii  Nahum,  b.  24  June,  1804;    d.  3  Dec,  1808. 

356  iv  Charles,  b.  26  Sept.,  1806. 

V  George,  b.  10  April,  1811;  d.  23  May,  1870;  m.  Abby  Mallard; 
was  town  treasurer  of  Marlboro  in  1855,  and  selectman  in  1856. 

1  Lizzie  M.\  b.  5  April,  1848. 

357  Ti  Mary,  b.  21  March,  1815. 

151  LOVEWELL^  son  of  Solomon*  and  Martha  (Boyd)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  1  Dec,  1754;  died  April,  1824; 
married  Betty  Rice,  who  resided  in  Saxonville,  a  widow,  in  Morse's 
day.  Was  on  the  Committee  to  erect  "  Spring  Hill  "  Meeting-house, 
in  1805,  the  location  of  which  caused  a  division  in  the  church,  and 
the  erection  of  two  meeting-houses  instead  of  one  (see  Hist,  of 
Marlboro).  He  appears  to  have  marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm 
and  to  have  been  in  the  army  in  1777  and  in  1780. 

Children:  , 

i  Sally',  b.  22  Feb.,  1791,  in  Saxonville;  d.  28  Feb.,  1873;  m.  1  July, 
1814,  John,  son  of  Calvin  Pierce;  b.  in  Bolton,  Mass.,  23  March, 
1786;    d.  there,  28  April,  1853.     Ch.  (Pierce),  b.  in  B.: 

1  Susan  M.',  h.  30  Nov.,  1815;    m.  Levi  Johnson. 

2  Harriet  E.,  b.  19  Nov.,  1817;    d.  2  June,  1821. 

3  John  E.,  b.  Q'2  Aug.,  1819;  m.  (1)  Elizabeth  Lovejoy;  m.  (2) 
Emeline  Trufant;  m.  (3)  Elizabeth  Woodbury;  res.  s.  p., 
in  Charlestown,  Mass. 

4  Albert,  b.  17  May,  1831;  m.  Abigail  Moody;  res.  Boston.  Ch.: 
i  John*;    ii  Judson. 

5  Addison  B.,  b.  16  May,  1826;  m.  Mary  W.  Sanderson.  Ch.: 
i  Susan';    ii  Harriet;    iii  Grace. 

ii  Nabby,  b.  27  Dec,  1792;    m.  Nathan  Fuller;    res.  Saxonville. 
iii  Miriam,  b.  17  June,  1794;    m.  Nathan  Polly;    res.  Waltham. 

358  iv  Artemas,  b.  27  April,  1796. 

V  Sophia,  b.  3  Nov.,  1797;    d.  7  May,  1802. 

vi  Patty,  b.  29  Oct.,  1799;    m.   (1)   Stillman  Corey;    m.   (2)  

SaflFord;    res.   Fitchburg. 

184     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

vii  Lydia    b    28  Aug.,   1801,  in  Marlboro;  m.  5  Jan.,   1824    Dexter 

Framin^hL:      ^         ^'^^  manufacturer.     Ch.    (Bigelow),  b.  in 

1  George    William^    b.    31    Oct.,    1824;     m.    Grace    Hoyt-     res 
Frammgham.    Ch.:   i  George-    ii  Dr.  Enos,  and  2  daus 

2  Elizabeth  Ann,  b.  21  Dec,  1829 

viii  Stephen,  b.  13  March,  1804;    d.  28  May,  1806,  from  a  scald 

"  Wlma^'  ''  ""r'^^'V    "•  ^^^  ^«^^«'-    -«•  Aland 

iT  no   r;c";d  ^^'"''"'  "'^"  ^^  ^^^^  ^°  ^-^  --'  but  there 

\   ^^^    ^V^?^'\'''''  ""^  Solomon^  and  Martha  (Boyd)  Brigham- 

?rFTb  T  ors  ir^-^f  T''  '''"^  '^^^ '  ^^-^  '^^^^  -'-^^^^ 

w-i,       ^^  .  ?  ^    ^^^^^^    daughter    of   Edward   and    SaUy    CDunn^ 
Wilkms  of  Marlboro;  born  15  April,  1779;  died  M  Aul,  ij^p 
Children,  born  in  Marlboro  • 

Who  d.;    res.  Marlboro.    Ch.  (Haskell) : 

1  Ca/e6J,  b.  11  Dec,  1819;    d.  23  May,  1900;    m  Betsey  Clark- 
res.   Marlboro.      Ch.:     NeUy   F«  ^  ' 

2  ^ara;^  £/.    b.  4  March,  1822;    d.  unm.,  24  Dec,  1844. 

3  WtlhamB    b.  7  Nov.,  1825;    d.  27  Oct.,  1851;    m.  Catherine  M 
Bruce.     Ch.:    Mary  E.«,  b.  19  July,  1850.  ^atnerine  M. 

4  Susan  M.,  b.  14  June,  1827;    d.  13  April,  1851. 

fi  T  u  ^o/t^^*-'  ^^^^'    '"^  M^^  Magennis;    res.  Marlboro 

QLucy,h    m  Dec,   1831;     d.   26   March,   1905;     m.   Jan     1852' 

Gea  L.  Manson,  b.  6  Nov.,  1827;    a  merchan    and  postmaster' 

Dec,  1852        (-w  Hudson).     Ch.  (Manson):    Sarah'^R.^b   19 

7  Boena,  b.  17  Oct.,  1836;    d.  1  Jan.,  1853 

m  (Col)    William,  b.  20  May,    1804;  d.  23  Jan.,  1839;  m    Harriet 
Randal    who  m.    (3)    David  Coolidge,  and  d.' 12  sjp"  im  ™ 
0/,    (^01.  Wilham  was  a  trader.     Ch.:  i-   »  ,   «^. 

1   Williani',  d.  24  May,  1855,  se.  19 
iv  Solomon,  b.  9  Nov.,  1806;    d.  6  Jan.,  1843,  s.  p.;    m.  Lucy  Ball 
and  res.  Marlboro,  where  was  a  farmer  ^  ' 

V  Francis,  b.  3  April,  1811;    d.  ae.  2. 
859     vi  Francis,  b.  12  April,  1813. 
360    vii  Charles,  b.  11  Dec,  1815. 
viii  Infant. 

Br!!h  "'h^''-  ^^™^^^S^  «-  -f  Francis^  and  Phebe  (Ward) 
Bngham;  born  xn  New  Marlboro,  Mass.;  died  there,  about  1802 
where  he  also  resided;  married  Mary  Cornish.  He  was  in  the 
Revolutionary  War,  a  private  in  Capt.  Caleb  Wright's  company  of 
Mmute  Men,  Col.  John  Fellows'  Regt.,  which  marched  on  the  Lex- 
ington Alarm.     He  was  also  a  corporal  in  Lieut  Hermon's  Co.,  of 


Col.  John  Brown's  Berkshire  Co.  Regt.     He  was  in  several  other 
companies  and  regiments,  and  was  discharged  l6  Oct.,  1780. 

Children,  born  in  New  Marlboro: 

361  1  Artemas  Ward',  b.  25  Dec,  1781. 

ii  Harvey,  m.  Lois  Bidwell;    res.  Painsville,  O.     Ch.: 

1  Nelson  B?,  m.  Maria  Milliken.     Ch.:    i  Jenny  A.';    ii  Emma. 

2  Ann  P.,  m.  Rev.  B.  Y.  Messenger;    res.  and  d.  in  Illinois.    Ch.: 
(Messenger) :   i  Mary  Ann  V.*;   ii  William. 

3  Eliza  L.,  m.  Halbert  E.  Paine;    res.  Milwaukee,  Wis. 

iii  Pliny,  twin  to  Harvey,  m.  Polina  Kasson;   res.  and  d.  Canaan,  Conn, 
(or   Mass.;     nothing   in   Canaan   records).      Was    in   the    War   of 
1812,  as  a  corporal  at  New  London,  under  Capt.  Moses  Hayden, 
3  Aug.,  to  16  Sept.,  1813. 
iv  Joseph  C,  lived  and  d.  unm.,  Rochester,  N.  Y. 
v  Polly,  m.  Jabez  Ward;    res.  and  d.  in  Illinois  or  Vernon,  N.  Y. 
vi  Clarissa,  m.   (1)   Asher  Robinson;    res.  Westmoreland,  N.  Y.;    m. 

(2)  Shepherd ;   d.  in  Clinton,  N.  Y. 

vii  Parley,  m.  Matthew  Smith;    res.  and  d.  Vernon,  N.  Y. 
viii  Cynthia,  m.  Thomas  Wilcox;    res.  Westmoreland,  N.  Y.,  and  moved 
to  Michigan. 

362  ix  Betsey. 

154  JOHN^,  son  of  Francis*  and  Phebe  (Ward)  Brigham;  born 
in  New  Marlboro,  Mass.,  1767;  died  in  Chatham,  N.  Y.,  9  Nov., 
1806,  to  which  place  he  had  removed  the  same  year;  married  Phebe 

Children,  born  in  New  Marlboro: 

363  i  John  Clark',  b.  10  Feb.,  1794. 

364  ii  Harry,  b.  19  June,  1796. 

365  iii  Amariah,  b.  26  Dec,  1798. 

366  iv  Eliza,  b.  27  Aug.,  1801. 

v  Lewis,  b.  1805;    d.  in  Hudson,  N.  Y.,  1829,  ae.  24. 
vi  Phebe  Ann,  b.  1808;    d.  in  Whitestown,  N.  Y.,  1828. 

155  JOHN^,  son  of  Stephen*  and  Betsey  (Weeks)  Brigham; 
born  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  8  Aug.,  1758;  died  in  Ackworth,  N.  H., 
2  April,  1841;  married,  24  Jan.,  1788,  Lydia  Howe  from  Prince- 
ton, who  died  28  Nov.,  1859.  He  was  in  the  Revolution.  There 
was  John,  a  corporal,  and  John,  a  private,  from  Princeton,  and 
probably  it  was  the  service  of  one  man.  As  a  corporal  he  served 
only  27  days  in  Oct.,  1777;  marching  to  reinforce  Gen.  Gates  at 
Saratoga;  as  a  private  he  served  a  little  over  3  mos.  in  Col.  Rand's 
Worcester  Co.  Regt.  in  1780.  Resided  first  at  Alstead,  N.  H.,  and 
went  to  Ackworth  in  1805. 

Children,  bom  in  Alstead: 

i  Joel',  b.  10  Jan.,  1790;    d.  2  Sept.,  1795. 

367  ii  Rufus,  b.  29  June,  1791. 

iii  John,  b.  21  April,  1793;    m.  22  July,  1835,  Mrs.  Eunice  H.  Clark; 
res.  Worcester,  Vt.     Ch.,  b.  there: 

186     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1  Lydia',   b.    7    June,    1836;     m.    Ide.      Ch.    (Ide) :     i 

Eunice*;    ii  Mary,  d.  y. 

2  Susan,  b.  25   Aug.,  1838. 

3  George  W.,  b.  25  Dec,  1840. 

4  Silas  H.,  b.  17  May,  1843. 

5  Marshall  B.,  b.  1  June,  1846;    res.  Worcester. 

iv  Lucy,  b.  6  Aug.,  1795;  m.  12  Dec,  1821,  Jared  Beckwith  of 
Alstead  and  Pana,  111.;    b.  12  March,  1794.     Ch.  (Beckwith): 

1  William',  b.  in  Alstead,  14  Oct.,  1822;    m.  and  res.  in  Oregon. 

2  Joel,  b.  17  June,  1824;  d.  29  April,  1850;  m.  Lottie  Cowgill; 
res.  Pana,     Ch.:    John*. 

3  Silas  H.,  b.  7  March,  1829;    d.  7  Jan.,  1853. 

4  Milan  Sumner,  b.  6  June,  1830;  22  Oct.,  1857,  m.  Flora  M. 
Putnam;  res.  Lebanon,  Mo.  Ch.:  i  Herbert  H.*;  ii  Flora  H.; 
iii  Walter  E.;  iv  Lucy  M.;  v  Arthur  M. ;  vi  Vera  V.;  vii 
Forest  P.;    viii  Fanny  O. ;    ix  Gertrude. 

5  Lydia  A.,  b.  2Q  Nov.,  1831;  3  Jan.,  1854,  m.  Parker  Grimes  of 
Springfield,  Vt.     Ch.    (Grimes):    i  Flora';    Ii  LiUie;    iii  AUie. 

368      V  Polly,  b.  16  Sept.,  1797. 

vi  Matilda,  b.  12  June,  1800;    m.  10  Dec,  1819,  Martin  Mason;    res. 

s.  p.,  Moretown,  Vt. 
vii  Silas,  b.   22   July,   1802;    m.   4  Jan.,   1834,   Sarah  Manchester   of 
Little  Compton,  R.  I.     Ch.: 

1  Sarah  E.\  b.  1  Sept.,  1839;    d.  14  Jan.,  1845. 

2  Charles  W.,  b.  6  Apr.,  1841;    d.  unm. 

3  Beriah  W.,  b.  2  June,  1843;    d.  unm. 

4  Henry  W.  B.,  b.  14  June,  1846;    d.  unm. 

viii  Lydia,  b.  21  Aug.,  1804;    d.  s.  p.,  13  April,  1828;    m.  12  June,  1826, 
Henry  McClure;    res.  Moretown,  Vt.;   he  m.  twice  after  her  death, 
and  had  a  family, 
ix  Betsey,  b.  30  Oct.,  1808;    m.  30  Dec,  1833,  Almond  Wetherbee  of 
Northfield,  Vt.     Ch.  (Wetherbee) : 

1  Mary  M^^,  b.  20  June,  1836;  m.  John  Nichols  of  Montgomery, 

2  Angeline  A.,  b.  8  July,  1839;  m.  Albert  S.  Brownell  of  Elm- 
hurst,  111.     Ch.  (Brownell):    i  Harry  G?;    ii  Helen  A. 

3  Lydia  M.,  b.  14  Sept.,  1844;  m.  Charlton  Badger  of  North- 
field,  Vt.     Ch.:   (Badger):    i  Angeline  E.*;    ii  George  K. 

156  STEPHEN^  son  of  Stephen*  and  Betsey  (Weeks)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  9  Aug.,  1762;  died  in  Alstead,  N. 
H.,  16  July,  1839;  married  13  Feb.,  1791,  Louisa  M.  Howe,  born 
24  May,  1768;  died  9  July,  1830.  In  1790  he  went  to  Alstead, 
being  one  of  the  early  settlers  of  the  town;  was  a  farmer. 

Children,  horn  in  Alstead: 

i  William',  b.  15  Dec,  1791;    d.  13  Jan.,  1792. 

ii  Louisa,  b.  9  April,  1793;  m.  28  March,  1821,  John  B.,  son  of 
Philip  Proctor;  b.  in  Groton,  Mass.,  6  March,  1792;  a  farmer, 
res.  Sullivan,  N.  H.,  and  Rutland,  Vt.     Ch.   (Proctor)  : 

1  John  B:,  b.  28  Nov.,  1623;  m.  22  Feb.,  1853,  Charlotte  Rey- 
nolds at  Rutland  Center.  Ch.:  i  William',  d.  y.;  ii  John;  iii 
Mary,  who  m.  A.  H.  McNeil. 

2  David  N.,  b.  27  May,  1826;    d.  18  Nov.,  1826. 


3  Maria  L.,  b.  24  Oct.,  18:37;  d.  24  March,  1902;  m.  18  Oct, 
1852,  George  A.  King,  who  d.  21  June,  1891;  res.  W.  Rut- 
land.   Ch.  (King):    i  Frank  E.^    ii  Alice  L.;    iii  William  H. 

4  Elbridge  W.,  b.  17  Jan.,  1832;    d.  15  May,  1832. 

5  Stephen  W.,  b.  13  Nov.,  1835;  d.  23  Jan.,  1903;  res.  W. 
Rutland,  Vt.    Ch.:   i  EUa*;   ii  Lucj;   iii  lola;   iv  Nina. 

iii  Persis,  b.  28  June,  1795;  d.  6  Sept.,  1834,  in  Dalton,  N.  H.;  m. 
16  Jan.,  1817,  Alvin  Brooks  of  Alstead,  b.  24  Aug.,  1793;  d.  in 
Dalton,  31   May,  1856.     Ch.    (Brooks): 

1  Louisa  M.',  b.  26  Jan.,  1818;    d.  9  Sept.,  1837. 

2  Rachel  P.,  b.  3  Jan.,  1820;    d,  7  Dec,  1846. 

3  Austin,  b.  22  Dec,  1821;    d.  15  Sept.,  1850. 

4  Elvira  C,  b.  27  Jan.,  1824;  m.  12  Nov.,  1850,  James  Mc- 
Questen  at  Manchester,  N.   H. 

5  James  N.  b.  16  April,  1827. 

6  Benjamin  B.,  b.  4  Nov.,  1829. 

369  iv  Aaron,  b.  20  Oct.,  1797. 

370  V  Lydia,  b.  26  Feb.,  1800. 

371  vi  David,  b.  25  March,  1802. 

372  vii  Abram,  b.  1  April,  1807. 

157  ABNER^,  son  of  Stephen*  and  Betsey  (Weeks)  Brigham; 
born  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  31  May,  1764';  died,  probably  in  Prince- 
ton, 12  Jan.,  1823;  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Ebenezer  and 
Charity  (Bugbee)  Childs;  born  in  Woodstock,  Conn.,  29  Dec,  1767; 
died  in  Marietta,  O.,  31  May,  1841. 

Abner  went  to  Vermont,  but  subsequently  returned  to  Princeton, 
where  he  resided  on  the  old  Brigham  home  farm,  half  a  mile  west 
of  Wachusett  Mountain.  This  farm  was  in  the  family  for  over 
seventy  years,  occupied  by  three  generations  of  Brighams,  Stephen*, 
Abner^,  and  Lucius^. 

Children,  born  in  Princeton: 
873       i  Wimam%  b.  23  Nov.,  1789. 

ii  Betsey,  b.  28  Feb.,  1792;    d.  12  Aug.,  1825;    m.  Luther  Whitaker 
of  Princeton.     Ch.    (Whitaker),  b.  in  Princeton: 

1  Harrief,  m.  Warren  Williams;  res.  Worcester,  where  d.  ae. 
about  85.  Ch.  (Williams):  i  Mary*,  b.  1843;  d.  unm.;  ii 
Charles,  res.  AVorcester. 

2  Charles,  has  a  dau.,  Mrs.  Moses  Goodnow*  of  Princeton. 

3  William,  d.  in  N.  Y. 

4  Aaron,  res.  Westboro,  Mass.     (5  and  6  names  unknown.) 

iii  Nancy,  b.  8  July,  1794-6;    m.  23  Jan.,  1823,  Joseph  Hardy,  Jr.; 
res.    Worcester;     had    four    or   five    children;     one   dau.    is    Mrs. 
Edwin  Spear',  513  63d  Street,  Englewood,  lU. 
374     iv  Lucius,  b.  2  Dec,  1797. 

V  Sophia,  b.  27  Feb.,  1800;    d.  in  Waterford,  O.,  8  Nov.,  1834;    m. 
Leicester  Converse.    Ch.  (Converse)  : 
1  Benjamin   0.\   res.    1903,    Gypsum,    Kan.      Ch.:   Frank   G.',   of 
Kalma,  Wash, 
vi  Lucy,  b.  12  June,  1802;    res.  and  d.  unm.,  in  Marietta,  26  Sept., 

188     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

vii  Lomsa,  b.  17  Aug.,  1804;    res.  and  d.  unm.,  in  Marietta,  24  Aug.. 

viii  As^a^,  b.  24  March,  1807;    res.  and  d.  unm.,  in  Marietta,  31  Julj, 

ix  Sarah  M    b.  15  Aug.,  1809;    d.  unm.,  in  Marietta,  10  Aug.,  1839 
X  Charles   C,   b.   19   Nov.,   1811;     d.  in   Beverly,   O.,  30  July,   1865- 
m    30  Aug.,  1842,  Relief  B.,  dau.  of  Michael  Story  of  Beverlr' 
b.  1  Jan.   1821';    d.  in  Marietta,  8  Feb.,  1901.    He  went  west  at  the 
age    of    16    and   attended    Marion    Coll.    in   Missouri;     became    a 
farmer  and  res.  in  Beverly,  where  a  deacon  in  Presbyterian  church. 
Ch.,  b.  m  Beverly: 
ILucy  E:,  b.  15  June,  1843;    res.  unm.,  in  Marietta. 
2  AsaM.,  b.  23  Sept.,  1849;    m.  26  July,  1876,  Mary  Richards; 
res.  ZanesviUe,  O.    Ch.:   Arthur^,  b.  1  Sept.,  1877. 

158  LIEUT.  ASA^  son  of  Stephen*  and  Betsey  (Weeks)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  2  June,  1767;  died  there,  Ip 
Oct.  1794;  married,  1791,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  William*  and 
Sibyl  (Parker)  Marean;  born  26  Aug.,  1770,  in  Hubbardston, 
Mass.;  died  22  March,  1843;  she  married  (2)  Ezra  Holden  and 
had  two  sons,  Joseph  and  Justinian,  who  died.  Mr.  Holden  died 
18  May,  1806.  Asa  settled  on  the  homestead  in  Princeton,  with 
his  father,  but  dying  at  the  early  age  of  27,  left  a  small  family 
of  very  young  children.     The  male  line  is  extinct. 

Children,  born  in  Princeton: 
S75       i  John«,  b.  24  Nov.,   1791. 
876      ii  Betsey,  b.  18  May,  1793. 

iii  Sally,  b.  4  April,  1795,  posthumous;    d.  21  July,  1814 
IV  Asa,  twin  to  Sally,  d.  20  Jan.,  1817. 

159  DAVIDS  son  of  Stephen*  and  Betsey  (Weeks)  Brigham; 
born  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  8  April,  1771;  died  in  Lowville,  Lewis 
Co.,  N.  Y.,  27  March,  1853;  married,  IS  Feb.,  1802,  Sarah,  daugh- 
ter of  Judge  Veeder  of  N.  Y.  State;  born  20  June,  1775;  died  24 
June,  1823.  He  removed  to  Mohawk  Flats,  N.  Y.,  about  1795,  and 
raised  tobacco;  then  settled  on  a  tract  of  100  acres  of  wild  land  in 
Lowville,  which  contained  only  5   families. 

Children,  the  4  elder  born  in  Denmark,  N.  Y.,  the  others  in  Lowville: 
1  Betsey",  b.  3  Nov.,  1802;    d.  ^5  Jan.,  1831. 

ii  Nancy,  b.  9  Sept.,  1804;  m.  27  March,  1834,  Jacob  Swart,  b.  16 
Nov.,  1809,  at  Charlton,  N.  Y.;  res.  Hadley,  Mich.  Ch.  (Swart), 
the  5  younger  b.  in   Hadley: 

1  William'',  b.  in  Glennville,  N.  Y.,  8  June,  1835. 

2  Maria,  b.  in  G.,  24  May,  1837;    m.  25  Feb.,  1859,  John  T.  Hart- 
well,  b.  in  Denmark,  June,  1839. 

3  Sarah  Ann,  h.  15  Sept.,  1839;    d.  16  Oct.,  1841. 

4  Emeline,  b.  20  Sept.,  1841. 

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im  the  Revolution;   see   Mass.   Pay  Rolls,   Vol.   46,   p.    19.  «-<imDriage, 


5  Stephen,   b.  16  Oct.,  1845. 

6  Ira,   b.  29  Sept.,  1848. 

7  George,  b.  22  Nov.,  1850;    d.  7  Oct.,  1855. 

iii  John,  b.  21   Nov.,   1806;    m.   Nov.,  21,  1838,  Eliza  S.  ,  b. 

12   Sept.,   1809,   at   Sempronius,   N.  Y.;     res.   Hadley,   Mich.     Ch., 
b.  in  Hadley: 

1  Aaron  Q?,  b.  12  May,  1840. 

2  John,  b.  29  Aug.,  1842. 

3  Eliza  Jane,  b.  4  Sept.,  1845;    d.  21  Oct.,  1847. 

4  Samuel,  h.  2  Dec,  1850. 

5  Charles,  b.  29  Sept.,  1853;    d.  29  Aug.,  1854. 

377  iv  Aaron,  b.  21  Aug.,  1809. 

V  Maria,  b.  2  Sept.,  1811;    m.  in  Lowville,  Townsend;    res. 

Rochester,  Minn, 
vi  Stephen,  b.  8  April,  1813. 
vii  Jane,  b.  3  Sept.,  1815;    m.  Vroman;    res.  Verona,  Dane 

.     Co.,  Wis. 

160  CAPT.  SILAS^  son  of  Stephen*  and  Betsey  (Weeks)  Brig- 
ham,  born  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  12  Aug.,  1776;  died  in  Brownington^ 
Vt.,  15  Jan.,  1853;  married,  23  Oct.,  1807,  Rhoda,  daughter  of  John 
and  Demis  (Gillett)  Morey,  of  Orford,  N.  H.;  born  there  30  Jan., 
1787;  died  in  Brownington,  7  Feb.,  1862.  He  was  apprenticed  to 
a  tanner  in  Alstead,  N.  H.,  and  finally  settled  in  Brownington,  Vt. 

Children,  born  in  Brownington: 

378  i  Edmund  Sanford^  b.  11  July,  1808. 

379  ii  Emily,  b.  17  Dec,  1809. 

380  iii  John  Morey,  b.  30  April,  1812. 

381  iv  Charles,  b.  26  Oct.,   1814. 

382  V  Albert  Smith,  b.  19  Aug.,  1816. 

vi  Demis  Morey,  b.   18  Sept.,  1818;     she  d.  unm.,  in  Newport,  Vt., 

14  Oct.,  1891. 
vii  Samuel  Granger,  b.   15  Sept.,  1820;  d.  unm.,  23  March,  1888. 
viii  Mary  Ann,  b.  5  Aug.,  1822;  d.  11  May,  1887;  m.  Hiram  KiUam. 
ix  Elizabeth   Caroline,   b.   7   Nov.,   1826;   d.   s.   p.,  31   May,   1893;  m. 

11  Dec,  1847,  John  L.  Edwards;    res.  Derby,  Vt. 

161  AARON^,  son  of  Stephen*  and  Betsey  (Weeks)  Brigham; 
born  in  Princeton,  Mass.,  13  March,  1781;  died  in  Nashua,  N.  H., 
3  July,  1840;  married,  3  Jan.,  1808,  Charlotte  Read;  born  14  Aug., 
1785;  died  in  Marshall,  Mich.,  7  April,  1850.  He  resided  in  several 
places  and  finally  settled  in  Nashua  (see  Hist,  of  Gilsum,  N.  H.). 

Children : 

i  Cordelia  P.«,  b.  10  April,  1809;    d.  unm. 

383  ii  Elbridge  G.,  b.  29  April,  1809. 

iii  Hannah  R.,  b.  28  Dec,  1811;  m.  10  April,  1834,  Addison  A.  Aid- 
rich,  b.  20  June,  1809;  res.  Monroe,  Mich.     Ch.   (Aldrich) : 

1  Addison  L.\  b.  14  March,  1836. 

2  Hannah  Maria,  b.  6  Feb.,  1838;    m.  James  Brown;    res.  Monroe. 

3  Anna  Eliza,  b.  8  July,  1846;    d.  y. 

190     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

iv  Wealthj  M     h    92  Dec,   1813;    m.   Claudius   B.   Webster,   Sept., 
1845;    res.  MarshaU,  Mich.     Ch.  (Webster) : 
1  Infant',  d.  y.;    2  Arabella,  b.  22  Feb     1849 

ix  Eliza  Ann,  b.  2  Sept.,  1823;    d.  unm. 

162     CAPT.  DANIEL^  son  of  Winslow^  and  Elizabeth  (Har- 
rington)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  25  Dec,   1760-  died 

T;/'  ?S*"  '''''  ^""^'^  Thankful,  daughter  of  George 
and  Mary  (Bragg)  Brigham  (54);  born  7  May,  1765;  died  14 
Dec  1824.  Inherited  the  tannery  of  his  father,  filled  every  office 
m  the  gift  of  the  town,  and  was  the  most  prominent  citizen  of  his 
day;  selectman  in  1792-'94-'97-1813;  assessor,  1799;  town  treas- 
urer 1801-1813;  town  clerk,  1807-1813;  representative  to  the  Gen- 
eral Court,  1803,  '10,  '12-'19. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

1  Mary^  b.  1/  Jan.,  1783:  m.  10  April,  1803,  Capt.  John,  son  of 
Francis  and  Elizabeth  (Brigham)  Stevens  (63) ;  b.  in  Marlboro, 
b    S  M.        '  '  ^^^^'  ^  P'-^^"^"^  citizen.     Ch.  (Stevens). 

1  Eliza  B:,  b    10  Sept.,  1803;    m.  1825,  Sidney'  Brigham,  451. 

o  5rf-      T  ^'  ^*  ^^*-'  ^®^^'    °^-  1^^^'  Curtis'  Brigham,  462. 

3  Adeline,  h.  12  Jan.,  1808;    d.  unm.,  1836. 

4  Harriet,  h.  25  Dec,  1809. 

5  John  W.,  b.  5  Feb.,  1812. 

6  Charlotte,  b.  19  April,  1814;  m.  Dennis  F.  Witherbee,  son  of 

7  Almira,  b.  26  May,  1818. 

385  ii  George,  b.  19  Oct.,  1784. 

386  iii  Daniel,  b.  7  Aug.,  1786. 

iv  Dexter,    twin   to    Daniel;     d.    unm.,    Oct.,    1838,    in   Seneca    FaUs. 

vElizabeth  b  1  Oct.,  1788;  d.  s.  p.,  17  AprU,  1863;  m.  (1)  10 
,  ""^'  ^f^'  Abraham,  son  of  Silas  Gates;  b.  in  Marlboro,  1  March, 
1775;    d.  s.  p    22  July,  1829;    m.  (2)  13  Sept.,  1831,  Dea.  Stephen 

k;nffh  ^5  "^^""'^^t^^^  "^^^  ^^'*^^'  Brigham,  202.  Mr.  Gates 

kept  the  famous  "  Wilhams  Tavern"  in  Marlboro,  and  gave  $1000 

to  endow  Marlb.  Academy.    Ch.  (Gates) :  s        ^^  uvi^ 
1   William  Bradford',  who  d   j 

^'Itt^"^'^:    ''   f"^    ''^''     '"•    '    ^^^•'    1813'    I^"f"«'   son   of 
in  MarToro       '  '"^  Marlboro,  30  July,   1789.    Ch.    (Stow),  b. 

1   William  Bradford',  b.  14  March,  1828;    2  Almira,  m.  Dea.  Leyi 

hofo"lT)^"^^"""'?u^'^''  "^ ^^g«^'  ^«-  Marl- 

T'  \.??^'^^''*"^'  ^-  John  H.  Maynard,  res.  Marlboro;  and  6 
other  children. 

387  vii  William,  b.  3  Aug.,  1793. 

388  viii  Winslow,  b.  29  May,  1795. 

ix  Amariah,  b.  23  July,  1797;    d.  unm.  30  July,  1826,  in  Bermuda. 


389  X  Freeman,  b.  4  May,  1800. 

390  xi  Charlotte,  b.  1  June,  1802. 

391  xii  Harriet,  b.  4  Dec,  1804. 

392  xiii  Laura  Ann,  b.  17  March,  1807. 

163  CAPT.  AARON^  son  of  Winslow*  and  Elizabeth  (Har- 
rington) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  22  Nov.,  1762;  died 
in  Marlboro,  23  March,  1831;  married,  28  Sept.,  1785,  Betty  (or 
Betsey),  daughter  of  Edward  and  Submit  (Forbush)  Barnes;  born 
2  April,  1766;  died  4  May,  1858.  Resided  near  Williams  Pond; 
was  assessor  in  1800-'06,  '10,  and  selectman  in  1795,  '96,  1802-'05. 
Was  in  the  Revolution  as  a  private  in  Capt.  Amasa  Cranston's  Co., 
Col.  Saml.  Dennis'  Regt.,  for  a  month  in  1779;  in  1780  was  in  the 
Continental  Army  and  discharged  Jan.  13,  1781.  He  was  5  ft.  8 
in.  in  height  and  of  a  light  complexion. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Lydia«,  b.  5  Feb.,  1786;    m.  12  Oct.,  1808,  Windsor,  son  of  Benja- 
min Howe;    b.  in  Marlboro,  12  Oct.,  1785;    d.  1857;    res.  Lowell, 
ii  Sarah,  b.  9  Dec,  1787;    d.  4  July,  1791. 

iii  Betty,  b.  12  Aug.,  1789;  m.  25  March,  1809,  Jonathan,  son  of 
Thomas  and  Abigail  (Hapgood)  Rice;  b.  in  Marlboro,  30  Nov., 
1786;    d.  1860.     Ch.  (Rice),  b.  in  Marlboro: 

1  AbigaiV,  b.  21  July,  1810;    m.  15  Nov.,  1832,  John  F.,  son  of 
Stephen  Rice;   b.  in  Marlboro,  7  Jan.,  1809. 

2  Eli,  b.  24  April,  1812. 

3  Thomas,  b.  12  June,  1814. 

4  Lucy,  b.  20  Aug.,  1816. 

5  Aaron  Brigham,  b.  14  Feb.,  1819. 

6  Caroline  E.,  b.  8  Feb.,  1821. 

7  Sarah  Ann,  b.  11  July,  1823. 

8  Joseph  A.,  b.  16  Jan.,  1826. 

9  William,  b.  6  Aug.,  1828. 

10  Charlotte  Brigham,  b.  6  March,  1834. 
iv  Sally,  b.  25  March,  1792;    m.  1  Sept.,  1811,  Capt.  Abraham,  son 
of  Archelaus  and  Lucy    (Howe)    Howe;    b.   18  July,   1789;    res. 
Lowell,  where  he  d.     (See  Hist,  of  Marlboro.) 
393      V  Aaron,  b.  20  March,  1798. 

164  MAJOR  JEDEDIAH^  son  of  Winslow*  and  Elizabeth 
(Harrington)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  15  Sept.,  1776; 
died  there,  22  April,  1846;  married,  17  Aug.,  1791^  Lydia,  daugh- 
ter of  William  and  Lydia  (Morse)  Boyd;  born  in  Marlboro,  18 
June,  1770 ;  died  28  April,  1824. 

He  inherited  the  homestead  of  his  great-grandfather  Samuel, 
near  the  tannery  in  the  southeast  part  of  Marlboro,  and  was  active 
in  town  affairs;  assessor  in  1804  and  '08;  selectman  in  1810,  '14- 
'16;  town   clerk  in   1814,   and  town  treasurer   from   1814-18.      He 

192     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

also  represented   Marlboro  in  the   General   Court;   was   interested 
in  military  affairs  and  rose  to  the  rank  of  Major. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Betsey  Winslow^  b.  28  Nov.,  1791;  d.  5  Oct.,  1819;  ra.  1  June, 
1813,  Sarauel,  son  of  Thaddeus  Warren;  b.  in  Marlboro,  1  June, 
1777;  d.  3  Feb.,  1852;  he  m.  (2)  Rebecca  Morse.  Ch.  (Warren), 
b.  in  Marlboro: 

1  Elizabeth  Brigham\  b.  2i  April,  1814;  m.  (1)  1836,  Dana 
Clark;  m.  (2)  1845,  William  Stetson,  who  d.  1890,  ae.  91; 
she  res.  Marlboro    in  1903;    had  6  ch.  by  2d  marriage. 

2  Samuel  Edward,  b.  1  May,  1816;  d.  12  Oct.,  1888;  m.  1839, 
Elizabeth  Wilson,  who  d.  1890;    2  ch. 

3  Lucy  Stevens,  b.  25  Oct.,  1817;  d.  16  Sept.,  1887;  m.  1841, 
Edward  Goodale;    had  3  daus. 

4  John  Winslow,  b.  25  Sept.,  and  d.  23  Oct.,  1819. 

ii  Lydia,  b.  28  Oct.,  1793;  d.  23  Oct.,  1875;  m.  8  May,  1815,  Lyman, 
son  of  Stephen  Morse;  b.  10  Nov.,  1792;  d.  17  Aug.,  1849;  res. 
Southboro,  Mass.  Ch.  (Morse),  exact  order  of  birth  not  known; 
b.  in  Southboro: 

1  Porter',  b.  1816;    d.  Aug.,  1858. 

2  Ocean  A.,  m.  26  Sept.,  1842,  Addison  G.  Fay. 

3  Lyman  B.,  b.  1820;  d.  18  Sept.,  1864;  m.  4  Oct.,  1847,  Louisa 
C.  Blodgett. 

4  Burleigh,  b.  1822;  m.  (1)  1848,  Ann  Janette  Brigham,  dau. 
of  293;    m.   (2)   1857,  Mary  A.  Wise. 

5  Lydia  B.,  m.  29  Oct.,  1845,  Moses  B.  Garfield. 

6  Charles  F.,  m.  26  Oct.,  1855,  Angie  H.  Bigelow. 

7  Martha  0.,  m.  1856,  Lewis  F.  Ball. 

8  Frederic  H.,  m.  1858,  Emily  F.  Hayden, 

9  Jedediah,  m.  30  Sept.,  1860,  Margaret  T.  Sawyer, 

iii  Lucy,  b.  2  May,  1796;    d.  5  Sept.,  1830;    m.  28  Dec,  1819,  Timothy 

Patch  of  Stow,  Mass.,  b.  12  Nov.,  1793;    d.  in  Nashua,  N,  H.,  13 

March,  1827.    Ch.  (Patch),  b.  in  Stow: 

1  Lucy  Ann',  b.  27  March,  1821;  d.  in  Boxboro,  Mass.,  16  Aug., 

1844;     m.    Levi    W.    Stevens.      Ch.     (Stevens):     Mary    L.%    m. 

Alfred  Brown  of  W.  Acton,  Mass. 

2  John  Winslow,  b.  23  Dec,  1822;    d.  in  Neenah,  Wis.,  27  April, 
1856;    m.  Mary  A.  Haskell.     Ch.;    i  John  W.,  Jr.';    ii  Alfred  B. 

3  Timothy  Brigham,  b.   14  Sept.,   1824;    d.;    res.,   1904,  s.  p.,  in 
Marlboro;    m.  Lucy  A.  Bennett. 

394  Iv  Jane,  b.  23  April,  1798. 

V  Hannah  L.,  b.  3  Oct.,  1802;  d.  31  March,  1832;  m.  George  Peters, 
Jr.;  res.  Marlboro.  Ch.  (Peters):  1  George  L.,  b.  3  March,  1825; 
m.  Ann  M.  Stevens.     Ch.:  1  E-ffie  M.;  2  Lydia  B. 

395  vi  Ashley,  b.  9  Oct.,  1804. 

vii  Jedediah,  b.  11  Aug.,  1806;   d.  unm.,  1  Dec,  1829. 
896  viii  Joel,  b.  16  Dec,  1808. 
397     ix  William  Pitt,  b.  30  Aug.,  1811. 

X  Augusta,  b.  10  March,  1814;  m,  John  W.  Stevens  of  Marlboro. 
Ch.  (Stevens),  b.  in  Marlboro: 

1  Ocean  Augusta',  b.  1  Dec,  1840;    d.  16  Sept.,  1861;    m.  Benja- 
min H.  Witherbee. 

2  Eliza  Brigham,  b.  31  Oct.,  1845;    m.  Frederick  A.  Lewis. 

Major    Jedediah    Brigham,    of    Marlboro    (161) 


165  ELIZABETH^  daughter  of  Winslow*  and  Elizabeth  (Har- 
rington) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  5  March,  1769;  died 
29  Nov.,  1831;  married,  l6  Sept.,  1788,  William,  son  of  Solomon 
and  Judith  (Hapgood)  Barnes;  born  in  Marlboro,  3  Sept.,  1766; 
died  7  March,  1823. 

Children  (Barnes),  born  in  Marlboro: 

1  Elizabeth",  b.  17  Dec,  1788;    d.  23  Aug.,  1845;    m.  22  Oct.,  1841, 

Elisha  Crosby. 
ii  Samuel,  b.  20  April,  1790;    d.  2  June,  1816. 

iii  Winslow,  b.  12  April,  1792;    d.  1861;    m.  1817,  Nancy  Newton, 
iv  Solomon,  b.  16  April,  1794;    m.  17  April,  1822,  Sarah  Howe. 

V  John,  b.  17  June,  1796;    d.  10  Sept.,  1855;   m.  1836,  Sarah  Bush, 
vi  Judith,  b.  16  Dec,  1797;    m.  24  March,  1819,  Eli  Cunningham. 

vii  Lucy,  b.  15  July,  1800;  d.  17  Oct.,  1851;  m.  4  Nov.,  1819,  James 

son  of  Sylvanus  Howe;  b.  in  Marlboro,  22  Feb.,  1792. 
viii  Lydia,  b.  2  Nov.,  1802. 
ix  Catherine,  b.  7  Feb.,  1805 ;   m.  May,  1835,  Amasa  Bishop. 
X  William,  b.  17  May,  1807;    d.  1  April,  1822. 
xi  Emilia,  b.  26  Feb.,  1810;    m.  Sept.,  1856,  James  Howe, 
xii  Charlotte,  b.  4  Jan.,  1813;   d.  1856;   m.  Nov.,  1843,  Joseph  Johnson. 

166  ARTEMAS^  son  of  Winslow*  and  Elizabeth  (Harring- 
ton), Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  13  May,  1776;  died  3 
July,  1862;  married,  1798,  Lydia,  daughter  of  Capt.  William  and 
Lydia  (Chamberlain)  Brigham  (74);  bom  29  Dec,  1776.  He  set- 
tled in  Bridgton,  Me, 

Children,  born  in  Bridgton: 

i  Lydia«,  b.  5  July,  1799;  d.  21  Jan.,  1885;  m.  26  May,  1825,  William 
P.  Holden  of  Bridgton,  b.  1  Nov.,  1799;  d.  11  Nov.,  1889.  Ch. 
(Holden),  the  2  elder  b.  in  Raymond,  Me.,  the  2  younger  in 
Waterville,  Me.: 

1  Lydia  Augusta',  b.  26  Oct.,  1827;  d.  2  Dec,  1883;  res.  Port- 
land, Me. 

2  Esther  Damon,  b.  21  Sept.,  1829;  a  teacher,  res.  Hudson, 

3  Laura  Ann,  b.  in  Portland,  7  Aug.,  1834;  d.  6  Dec,  1859;  res. 

4  Charles  William,  b.  7  Aug.,  1837;  m.  18  Sept.,  1864,  Martha  S. 
Willard  of  Harvard,  Mass.,  b.  Sept.,  1849;  res.  Hudson.  Ch.: 
i  William  O.S  b.  15  June,  1867;  a  teacher,  res.  Hudson;  ii 
(Prof.)  Charles  A.,  b.  14  July,  1872;  at  Dartmouth  Coll;  m. 
Gertrude  Robinson  of  AUston,  Mass.;  iii  Martha  Martina,  b. 
5  May,  1876;    res.  Hudson. 

5  Ellen  Maria,  b.  25  Feb.,  1840;    d.  29  April,  1865. 

ii  Laura,   b.   26   March,    1801;     d. ;     m.    Larkin   Woodbury,   who   d.; 

res.  Lynn,  Mass. 
iii  Jefferson,  b.  25  Jan.,  1803;    d.  12  April,  1850;    unm.;    a  manfr. 
of  woolen  goods;    res.  Bridgton. 
898     iv  James  Madison,  b.  14  March,  1805. 

V  Sophia,  b.  9  Jan,  1808;  d.  in  Bridgton;  m.  Alpheus  Gibbs  of 
Bridgton  and  Boston.    Ch.  (Gibbs),  b  in  Bridgton: 

194     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1  Sophia',  b.  1828;    d.  y. 

2  Aaron,  b.  20  July,  1830;  m.  1858,  Eliza  Walker  of  Bridgton; 
he  was  a  farmer.  Ch.:  i  Benjamin  W.*,  m.  Leola  Dodge;  res. 
s.  p.,  Bridgton. 

3  Charles  B.,  b.  22  Jan.,  1835;  m.  1858,  Sarah  Billings;  res. 
Bridgton.  Ch.:  i  Harry  CS  d.  s.  p.,  1902;  ii  Fred  C,  res. 

4  Lydia  A.,  b.  28  Aug.,  1837;  m.  16  Aug.,  1867,  Col.  Elias  Briggs, 
son  of  Jacob  Baldwin;  he  was  Lieut.  Col.  of  8th  Mo.  Cavalry 
Vols.,  U.  S.  A.,  in  Civil  "War.;  res.  Edna,  Kan.  Ch.  (Baldwin) : 
1  Edwin  Miles^  b.  22  July,  1868;  d.  unm.,  4  May,  1890;  ii 
JuUa  Anna,  b.  15  Aug.,  1870;  m.  17  Sept.,  1890,  Ollie  W. 
BaU;    2  ch. 

5  Mary  E.,  b.  9  April,  1840;  m.  Micajah  Gleason;  res.  Bridg- 
ton. Ch.  (Gleason):  i  Charles  E.S  of  Bridgton;  ii  George, 
res.  Camden,  Me.;    iii  WiUiam,  d.  unm. 

vi  Dana,  b.  16  Jan.,  1811;    d.  20  Feb.,  1867;   m.  Mary  Ann  Larrabee; 
res.  Westbrook,  Me.    Ch. : 

1  Mary  AJ,  m.  J,  H.  Fogg  of  Portland,  Me.;  d.  s.  p.,  soon 

2  Joseph  D.,  m.  Etta  Hazleton;  res.  a  merchant,  Westbrook, 
Me.,  s.  p. 

vii  Mary,  b.  14  May,  1813;    d.  25  May,  1875;    res.  imm.,  in  Boston, 
viii  Dexter,  b.  28  Feb.,  1816;    d.  24  Oct.,  1822. 
ix  Ann,  b.  30  March,  1819;    d.  27  Sept.,  1854;    m.  29  March,  1840, 
Elijah  H.  Bagnall,  b.  1816;    they  res.  Chelsea,  Mass.     Ch.   (Bag- 
nail),  b.  in  Chelsea: 

1  Wilbur  Fisk\  b.  14  Jan.,  1841 ;    d.  28  Dec,  1859. 

2  Emma  Brigham,  b.  16  July,  1843;    d.  28  Nov.,  1862. 

3  Edwin  Elijah,  b.  6  Nov.,  1845;    d.  14  June,  1864. 

4  Anna  Theresa,  b.  9  July,  1848;    d.  4  Feb.,  1865. 

5  Charles  Dana,  b.  5  June,  1851 ;  m.  9  Jan.,  1879,  Mary  L. 
Belcher,  b.  15  Dec,  1859;  res.  Dorchester.  Ch.:  Florence  May*, 
b.  5  Dec,  1879. 

6  Henry  Ward,  b.  4  Jan.,  1854;    d.  1  July,  1875. 

167  LUCY^,  daughter  of  Winslow*  and  Elizabeth  (Harring- 
ton) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  28  June,  1779;  died  23 
Nov.,  1850;  married,  29  Oct.,  1799,  Capt.  Eli  (known  as  "  Dea."), 
son  of  Peter  Rice;  born  in  Marlboro,  8  Oct.,  1777;  died  4  May, 
1851.  He  was  a  deacon.  Justice  of  the  Peace,  and  Representative 
to  the  General  Court. 

Children  (Rice),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Levina«,  b.  19  Oct.,  1800;    m.  21   April,  1817,  Otis  Russell,  b.  in 

Marlboro,  24  April,  1793;    they  had  17  ch.;    she  d.  28  Aug.,  1883. 

ii  Matthias,  b.  10  July,  1802;    d.  8  June,  1841;    m.  Martha  Brigham, 

587;    res.  Fitchburg,  Mass. 
iii  Lucy  Brigham,  b.  2  April,  1804;    d.  10  Jan.,  1805. 
iv  Emily,   b.   10   Nov.,    1806;     d.   4    Feb.,    1836;     m.    18    April,    1826, 

Edward  Phelps,  b.  28  March,  1805;    he  m.  (2)  Sophronia  Rice. 
V  Betsey,  b.  7  Oct.,  1808;    d.  27  Aug.,  1819. 
vi  Lucy,  b.  16  Jan.,  1811;    d.  11  Feb.,  1812. 


vii  Sophronia,  b.  1  Feb.,  1813;    d.  3  Sept.,  1877;    m.  Edward  Phelps, 

widower  of  her  sister  Emily, 
viii  Peter,  b.  10  March,  1815;    d.  unm.,  25  Feb.,  1841. 
ix  Laura  A.,  b.  27  April,  1817;   d.  16  Dec,  1875;    m.  William  Hersey. 
X  Sophia,    b,    5    March,    1819;     m.    1851,    Demiis    Witherbee;     res. 

Marlboro;    living  in  1905. 
xi  Winslow  Brigham,  b.  24  May,  1821;    d.  3  July,  1876;    m.  23  Nov., 

1842,  Emeline  L.  Stow;    moved  to  Ohio, 
xii  Abraham  W.,  b.  7  May,  1823;    d.  12  Sept.,  1885;    m.  1844,  Abby 
W.  Albee. 

168  FORTUNATUS^  son  of  Abraham*  and  Phebe  (Martin) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  29  Sept.,  1759;  died  4  Nov., 
1834;  married,  28  Aug.,  1783,  Martha,  daughter  of  Daniel  and 
Martha  (Brigham)  Barnes;  born  9  May,  1766,  in  Marlboro;  died 
10  Oct.,  I860.     Resided  in  Northboro. 

Children,  born  in  Northboro : 

i  Polly°  (Mary),  b.  3  Nov.,  1783;    m.  Moses^  Brigham,  219. 
ii  Phebe,  b.  4  July,  1785;    d.  22  Oct.,  1813;    m.  George  Chase;    res. 
Northboro.     Ch.   (Chase) : 
1  Mary  Ann',  b.  20  Jan.,  1811. 

3  George  B.,  b.  28  Aug.,  1813;    d.  12  April,  1857. 
iii  Abraham,  b.   11   July,  1788;    d.   Nov.,   1813;    m.  Betsey  Wright; 
res.  Northboro.     Ch.: 

1  Lyman';    2  Lucy,  m.  Miller. 

iv  Nancy,  b.  29  June,  1791;    d.  10  June,  1850;    m.  Joel  Brigham,  490. 
V  Samuel,  b.  24  April,  1794;    d.  13  Dec,  1795. 

399  vi  Samuel,  b.  20   Sept.,  1796. 

400  vii  Martin,  b.  25  Aug.,  1799. 

401  viii  Lincoln,  b.  13  May,  1803. 

402  ix  Edward  Leonard,  b.  8  Oct.,  1806. 

X  Martha   Barnes,  b.   22   Aug.,   1809;    m.   Moses   William  Maynard, 
b.  29  Sept.,   1805;    res.   Worcester,  Mass.     Ch.    (Maynard): 

1  Martha  Adelaide',  b.  8  Oct.,  1833;  d.  31  July,  1865. 

2  Malcolm  Williams,  b.  22  Dec,  1836. 

3  Myron,  b.  8  July,  1839;    d.  27  Dec,  1843. 

4  Mander  Alvan,  b.  15  Sept.,  1841. 

169  LEWIS%  son  of  Asa*  and  Elizabeth  (Warren)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  24  March,  1756;  died  22  Feb.,  1803; 
married,  18  Sept.,  1786,  Mary,  daughter  of  Benjamin  and  Susanna 
(Weeks)  Rice;  born  in  Marlboro,  8  April,  1767;  died  15  June,  1797. 
He  settled  in  Marlboro.  He  probably  marched  on  the  Lexington 
Alarm  in  Capt.  Wm.  Brigham's  Company. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro : 

403  i  Asa»,  b.  31  Aug.,  1788. 

ii  Sukey  (or  Susanna),  b.  12  April,  1790;  m.  29  Jan.,  1809,  Stephen, 
son  of  Artemas  and  Mary  (Bigelow)  Howe;  b.  in  Marlboro,  21 
March,  1780;  his  grandmother  was  Ruth*  Brigham,  31.  Ch. 
(Howe),    b.    in    Marlboro: 

196     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1  Nahum  BJ,  b.  5  June,  1809;    2  Mary  L.,  b.  7  Maj^,  1812;    S 
Elhridge,   b.    15    Nov.,   1816;     res.    Marlboro;     4   Benjamin  S., 
h.   12  Dec.,   1823;    5  Alfred  G.,  b.   8  July,   1825,  and  2  other 
iii  Sally,  b.  5  June,  1792;    m.  18  July,  1811,  Rufus  Bruce  of  Sudbury. 
Ch.   (Bruce):  ' 

;  1  Rufus  L.\  res.  New  Orleans. 

iv  Mary,  b.  16  Aug.,  1794;  m.  Amory,  son  of  Abraham  and  Eliza- 
beth (Wetherbee)  Howe  of  Marlboro;  b.  3  Sept.,  1795;  they  res. 
N.  Y.,  and  had  12  ch.,  several  of  whom  are  in  the  learned  pro- 
V  Abigail,  b.  2  Aug.,  1796;  m.  Benjamin  Weeks  Allen;  res.  Am- 
herst. Ch.  (Allen): 
1  Benjamin  WJ;    2  Susan;    3  Mary;    4  Lewis;   5  James. 

170  JOTHAM^  son  of  Asa*  and  Elizabeth  (Warren)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  18  Nov.,  1761;  died  26  March., 
1810;  married  Lucy  Thompson  of  Sudbury,  who  died  in  Lan- 
caster, Mass.,  20  Dec,  1830,  ae.  71.  Resided  in  .Marlboro  and  was 
a  farmer  and  tailor. 

Children,  horn  in  Marlboro  : 

1  Betsey^,  b.  30  July,  1785;  m.  Int.,  28  Feb.,  1806,  James  Mallard 
of  Lancaster;  she  joined  the  church  in  Lancaster,  in  1807.  Ch. 
(Mallard),  born  in  Lancaster: 

1  Eliza  Brigham',  bapt.  2  Feb.,  1807;    d.  11  Jan.,  1810. 

2  James,  bapt.  19  Jan.,  1809;  d.  11  Jan.,  1810. 

3  James,  bapt.  15  Feb.,  1811;  d.  10  Aug.,  1813. 
A<  Ann  Sophia,  bapt.  24  April,  1814. 

5  Abigail,  bapt.  29   Sept.,  1816. 
11  Lucy,  b.  15  Jan.,  1787;    m.  30  May,  1808,  Edward,  son  of  Edward 
and   Submit    (Forbush)    Barnes;     b.  30   April,   1778;     d.   24  Jan., 
1851;    she  was  living  in  the  early  sixties.     Ch.   (Barnes): 

1  {Dr.)    Edward  F:,  b.   in  Marlboro,   1809;  m.   Maria  E.   Brig- 
ham,  dau.  of  354. 

2  (Dr.)   Henry,  b.   1811;  res.   Northboro. 

3  {Dr.)    Charles   W.,  res.  Wayland. 
And  5  others. 

404  iii  Otis,  b.  8  Oct.,  1788. 

405  iv  Henry,  b.  3  May,  1790. 

406  v  John,  b.  1  Aug.,  1792. 

407  vi  Hastings,  b.  4  Aug.,  1794. 

408  vii  Sophia,  b.  11  July,  1796. 

viii  Charles   Lee,  b.    14   Oct.,   1800;   m.   Roama  V.   Atkins;  res.   Dor- 
chester, Mass. 

171  CAPT.  CHARLES^  son  of  William*  and  Sarah  (Prentice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  27  July,  1769;  died  there,  2 
Dec,  1847;  married,  20  Oct.,  1797,  Susanna,  daughter  of  Dea. 
Nicholas  Baylis,  who  was  brother  of  Dr.  WiUiam  Baylis  of  Digh- 
ton  and  father  of  Nicholas  Baylis,  a  justice  of  the  Supreme  Court 
of  Vermont;   she  was  born   10  Aug.,   1778;   died   10  June,   1837. 


Capt.  Charles  was,  18  Sept.,  1792,  sergeant  in  Wheeler's  Co.,  2d 
Regt.,  2d  Brigade,  7th  Div.  of  the  Militia;  resigned  as  captain  20 
Jan.,  1809.  Inherited  the  homestead  on  "  Brigham  Hill  "  in  Graf- 
ton, and  lived  there  until  his  death,  which,  owing  to  his  excellent 
health  and  constitution,  was  the  result  of  almost  his  first  sickness. 

Children,  born  in  Orafton: 

409  i  Charles',  b.  22  May,  1799. 

11  Susanna  Baylls,  b.  13  Feb.,  1802;    d.  5  March,  1804. 
ill  Susanna  Baylis,  b.  24  May,  1804;    m.  1844,  Dr.  Joslah  Klttrldge; 
res.  Nashua,  N.  H.;    d.  s.  p. 

410  iv  William,  b.  26  Sept.,  1806. 

411  V  Nicholas,  b.  2  Oct.,  1808. 

vi  Solomon,  b.  12  Nov.,  1810;  d.  unm.,  a  merchant  In  Grafton,  8 
Oct.,   1841. 

412  vli  Hannah,  b.  11  March,  1813. 

413  vlii  Sarah,  b.  7  May,  1815. 

Ix  Lucy  Abigail,  b.  25  July,  1817;  was  grad.  Mt.  Holyoke  Sem., 
1839;  m.   1861,  Francis  Merrifield;  s.  p. 

414  X  Maria  Caroline,  b.  26  June,  1820. 

xi  Cornelia  Antoinette,  b.  17  Nov.,  1823;  was  at  Mt.  Holyoke  Sem- 
inary in  1843;  m.  5  July,  1860,  Calvin  Taft  of  Worcester,  Mass., 
where  she  resides,  s.  p. 

172  SUSANNA^  daughter  of  William*  and  Sarah  (Prentice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  27  Nov.,  1770;  died  9  Sept., 
1850;  married,  6  March,  1792,  Capt.  Ephraim,  son  of  Col.  John 
Goulding  of  Grafton;  born  there,  4  Sept.,  1765;  died  14  Jan.,  1838. 
Was  a  tanner  and  owned  much  land;  was  a  prominent  citizen  and 
frequently  served  as  selectman. 

Children  (Goulding),  bom  in  Orafton: 

1  Susanna",  b.  25  March,  1793;   m.  Ezekiel  Brigham',  son  of  205;   s.  p." 
ii  Sally,  b.  24  Jan.,  1795;    d.  unm. 
iii  John,  b.  19  Jan.,  1797;  was  grad.  Yale  CoU.,  A.  B.,  1821;  M.  D., 

Yale,  1824;    settled  in  Stratford,  Conn.,  where  d.  10  Jan.,  1860. 
iv  Ephraim,  b.  25  Feb.,  1799;    d.  25  June,  1800. 
v  Ephraim,  b.   11   July,   1801;    m.    (1)    Eunice  Dunsmore;    m.    (2) 

Emily  Carter;   res.  Millbury,  Mass. 
vi  William,  b.  22  Dec,  1804;    d.  in  N.  Y.  City;    m.  Ada  Jewett. 
vli  Solomon  E.,  b.  28  Nov.,  1807;    m.  (1)   Lucy  A.  Nichols;    m.  (2) 

Nancy  P.  Robinson, 
viii  Lucy  E.,  twin  to  Solomon,  m.  Harvey  J.  Pratt, 
ix  Palmer,  b.  11   Oct.,  1809;    m.   (1)    Fanny  W.  Maynard;    m.   (2) 

Ann  Cutting. 
X  Charles,  b.  15  Nov.,  1812;    m.  Emily  A.  Miles;    res.  Mobile,  Ala. 

173  SALLY%  daughter  of  William*  and  Sarah  (Prentice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  12  Sept.,  1780;  died  26  Aug., 
1870;  married  (1)  1798,  Benjamin,  son  of  Nathaniel  Kingsbury; 
born  in  Dedham,  Mass.,   1776;  died  in  Grafton,  Aug.,  1799;  he 

198     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

owned  a  store  there;  married  (2)  Jeremiah  Flagg  of  Grafton  (who 
married    [1]    Lydia   Drury) ;  born  26  Dec,   1779;   died  27  Aug., 

Child   {Kingsbury),  horn  in  Grafton:       ' 

'  RhIT'"''   ^'   ?«   fr^''^'   '"'''     ^^^"^h*   "P   b7   his    grandfather 
M.f^L   "";    ol  .^''•'   '""''   "^"^"^   St«"^   «^   Grafton;     b.   23 
May,  1804;    d^27  May,  1872;    he  owned  miUs  in  CentreviUe;    held 
many  town  offices;  State  Representative,  etc.     Ch  • 
1  Sarah';   2  Julia,  both  d.  y. 

3  Albert,  of  Kingsbury  Bros.,  Quincy,  lU. 

4  Henry,  oil  operator  in  Penn. 

5  William;    6  Hannah,  both  d.  y, 

6  Lyman,  res.  Quincy,  111. 

7  Charles,  Gen.  Mgr.  Chester  &  Iron  Mt.  Ry.,  Chester,  lU 

8  Horace,  res.  Titusville,  Pa.  j  ,       ■ 

9  Edward,  was  grad.  Harvard  Coll.,  1875,  and  Law  School,  1876- 
practices  m  Worcester,  * 

Children  (Flagg),  born  in  Grafton: 

ii  Lydia  D.,  b.  27  Nov.,  1802;    m.  George  W.  Hale 
m  Charles  A.,  b.  25  Nov.,  1804;    res.  Boston, 
iv  Sarah  A.,  b.  11  Jan.,  1807;    d.  16  Jan.,  1832 

^  hadTons'.  ^"   ^^  ^''^"   ^^^^''    ""•  ^^''''   ^-   '^"™'''     cordwainerj 

1  George';   2  Charles;    3  William,  all  of  Boston 
VI    Samuel  C,  b.  19  Oct.,  1819;   d.  25  May,  1841. 

174  PERSIS^  daughter  of  William^  and  Sarah  (Prentice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  4  Aug.,  1786;  died  5  March, 
1871;  married,  1804,  Leonard,  son  of  Paul  Wheelock  of  Grafton- 
born  4  Sept.,  1785;  died  13  July,  1858. 

Children   (Wheelock),  born  in  Grafton- 

'  ^fm    ^"^^^°'''   ^-    ^   ^^^^h,    1805;     m.   Sophia   Brigham^    dau. 

ii  Sophronia,  b.  7  Aug.,  1807;    m.  Willard  S.  Wood, 
m  Gardner  L.,  b.  27  July,  1810;    d.  25  March,  1870;    m.  1832,  Caro- 
line A.  Wood,  b.  7  Oct.,  1813.     Ch.: 
1  Henry';     2  Clarendon;    3  Susan;    others  d.  y 
IV  Mary  Brigham,  b.  28  Aug.,  1813;    d.  1  Sept.,  1874 

m.  (2)  1838,  Abby  Pollard;    m.  (3)  1845,  Lucy  PoUard.    Ch.: 
_     1  Charles';    2  Candace;   3  Francis;    4  Ida;    others  d   y 
"  Solomon  Brigham,  b.  7  Sept.,  1817;    m.  Ruth  HaU. 
yii  Wilham  R.,  b.  17  Aug.,  1822;    m.  Caroline  E.  Brewer, 
viu  Francis  A.,  b.  21  Oct.,  1828;    m.  Esther  C.  Briggs 



175  SARAH%  daughter  of  Moses^  and  Mehitabel  (Grout) 
Brigham,  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  18  April,  1751,  at  the  home- 
stead; died  there,  £0  Aug.,  1827;  married,  2  July,  1772,  Jonathan, 
son  of  Dea.  Jonathan  Forbes  of  Westboro;  born  there,  1  March, 
1746;  died  there,  5  June,  1805. 

Through  this  marriage,  the  old  Moses  Brigham  house  on  West 
Main  Street  passed  into  the  Forbes  family.  Sarah's  husband  was 
a  deacon  in  the  church,  and  one  of  the  leading  men  of  the  day.  She 
willed  each  of  her  grand-children  a  Bible. 

Children  (Forbes),  born  in  Westboro: 

i  Moses%   b.    18    April,    1773;    d.    s.   p.;   m.    22    May,   1797,   Abigail 

Baker,  b.  1  Sept.,  1776. 
ii  (Dea.)  Jonathan,  b.  6  Dec,  1775;  d.  6  Jan.,  1861;  m.  17  Jan., 
1802,  Esther,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  and  Esther  (Fay)  Chamberlain; 
b  28  April,  1780;  d.  2  Feb.,  1867;  res.  in  Westboro,  in  the 
«  Forbes  house  ";  held  most  of  the  town  offices,  and  was  a  leader 
in  the  church.     Ch.,  b.  in  W.: 

1  Susanna  Brigham',  b.  16  April,  1803;    d.  s.  p.,  22  Aug.,  1851; 
m.  Rev.  Charles  Forbush,  6  Nov.,  1833. 

2  Julia  Miranda,  b.  25  June,  1804;  d.  in  Alexandria,  Va.,  Feb., 
1868;    m.  29   Nov.,  1832,  Rev.  John  Wilde;    1  dau. 

3  Jonathan,  b.  20  Nov.,  1806;    d.  24  Jan.,  1820. 

4  Daniel  H.,  b.  13  Sept.,  1809;  d.  18  May,  1854;  m.  (1)  Jane 
Baker;    m.   (2)   Mary  A.  White;    3  ch.  by  2d  wife. 

5  Esther  Louise,  b.  22  June,  1810;    d.  Oct.,  1812. 

6  Moses,  b.  26  Sept.,  1812;  d.  25  April,  1851;  m.  Eliza  L.  South- 
wick  of  Grafton;   2   ch. 

7  Ephraim  Trowbridge,  b.  25  March,  1815;  d.  2  Aug.,  1863; 
m  13  Sept.,  1842,  Catherine,  dau.  of  William  and  Nancy 
(Avery)  White;  b.  25  July,  1815.  Ch.:  i  Catherine  S.;  u 
Esther  L.;  iii  William  T.,  m.  dau.  of  414;  iv  Frank  W. 

8  Eliza  Sophia,  b.  7  Jan.,  1821;    d.  unm. 

iii  (Mai.)   Holland,  b.  7  July,  1777;  d.  4  Nov.,  1842;  m.  7  Nov.,  1803, 
Polly  Wheelock,  b.  5   Sept.,   1783;     d.  25   Feb.,   1858.     Ch.: 

1  3Iary  W.\  b.  14  March,  1805;    d.  14  April,  1882;    m.  

Bowman,  d. 

2  Holland,   b.   22   July,   1806;   d.    17    June,    1870;    m.    Lydia   A. 
Brigham,  dau.  of  296. 

3  Joseph  W.,  b.  26  Aug.,  1810;  d.  s.  p.,  4  Sept.,  1876;  m. 
Lucretia   . 

4  Charles  B.,  b.  20  Oct.,  1813;    m.  Marion  Rider,  dau.  of  237. 

5  Julia  S.,  b.  30  June,  1816. 

6  John  S.,  b.  30  June,  1817;    m.  Persis  G.  Bowman. 

7  Ephraim,  b.  27  April,  1818;    m.  Harriet  Childs. 

8  George  B.,  b.  4  March,  1823;    m.  Nancy  Temple. 


202     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

9  Sarah  A.,  b.  22  Oct.,  1826;    m.  Solomon  J.  Taft 
_     \0  Henry  B.,  b.  2Q  Aug.,   1829;    m.  Anna   Harrington. 

'^  G^ddard'  "    ^^^*"    ^^^^'     '^^    '•    P"   ^    ^°^-'    ^^^^'     «^-    ^^^^y 

V  Sarah,  b.   13  Oct.,   1782;    d.  s.  p.,   12  Oct.,  1851;    m.  John  San- 

vi  Hannah,  b.  18  April,  1785;    d.  s.  p.;    m.  Silas  Maynard. 

^"  ^  r  \ll^''t   '^^'^'     '^-   ^    N«^-'   1^11'  Mary   Wadsworth,   b. 
9   Jan.,    1791;     d.    15   Oct.,    1861.      Ch.- 

1  Ebenezer  W.\  b.  14  Jan.,  1813;    m.  Lutheria  Longley. 

2  Eha.E.,  b    9  Oct.,  1814;    m.   (1)    Harriet  T.  Harrington;    m. 
(2)    Hepsibah  G.  Clapp.  ^       ' 

3  Lewis,  b.  25  Oct.,  1816;    m.  Clarissa  Farnham. 

4  Mary  G.,  b.  24  Dec,  1818;    m.  Thomas  H.  Wetherby 

5  Hannah  E.,   b.   19   Nov.,   1820;    m.   23   Jan.,   1848,   Thomas   B. 
-Ci.   l^ope. 

6  Lucy  B     h.   12  Nov.,  1824;    m.  William  H.   Harrington. 

7  Sarah  Bngham,  b.  3  May,  1827;    d.  29  Aug.,  1845 

•        vm  Na^ncy,  b.  24  May,  1790;    d.  30  June,  1832;    m    Samuel  Chamber- 

ix  Achsah,  b    22  June    1794;     d.   16   Sept.,   1880;    m.   30   Nov.,   1815, 
Eh  Chamberlam.     Ch.    (Chamberlain): 
1  Sarah^;2  Harriet;    3  Lyman  H.;    4  Joshua  M.j    5  Achsah;    6 
Daniel  H.;    7  L T. 

176  MOSES«,  son  of  Moses^  and  Mehitabel  (Grout)  Brigham- 
born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  31  May,  1785;  died  in  Delaware;  near 
London,  Province  of  Ontario,  Canada,  13  Aug.,,  1814;  married  (1) 
9  Sept,  1781,  Wealthy  Jolinson  of  Lebanon,  N.  H.,  who  died  9 
J:^'  ^^^^\?-  ^^'  ^^""^^^  (2)  Lucinda,  daughter  of  Dr.  Gideon 
liffany  of  Hanover,  N.  H.,  originally  from  Attleboro,  Mass. 

He  was  graduated  from  Dartmouth  College  in  1778  in  the  same 
class  with  his  distinguished  kinsman,  the  Hon.  Elijah  Brigham  of 
Westboro.  Moses  taught  school  in  Westboro,*  and  is  often  mentioned 
m   the  Dtary   of   the  Rev.   Ebenezer  Parhman,   being   one   of  the 
frequent  visitors  to  the  parsonage.      He  was   one  of  the  original 
grantees  of  Concord,  Vt.,  and  settled  as  a  merchant  in  Hanover, 
N.  H,  where,  about  1800,  he  became  embarrassed  and  closed  busi- 
ness.    In   1801    he  removed  with  his  brother-in-law.  Tiffany,   and 
most  of  his  family,  to  the  vicinity  of  London,  Ontario,  and  with 
him  embarked  in  land   speculation  on   an   extended   scale,  having 
purchased  the  "  Delaware  Property  "  on  the  river  Thames. 
Children   {by  first  wife),  born  in  Hanover: 

i  Wealthy  Clarinda^   b.   29  June,   1782;   d.   7  June,   1841;   m.   1808, 
John  Ham,  A.  M.,  of  Gilmanton,  N.  H.;   they  had  6  ch. 

of  ye  Tow/d"nd'here."^''*"'  ^°'"  ^"^^""  ""°  '^"'P'  ^^'^°°'  ^*  ^^   East   Quarter 

^T-„ "  *^  c?**"^"  '^^^•  ^-  ^-  ^^"^^  ^^'■-  Alexander  accompanied  by  his  uncle 
Ho,  t;^-  .T  "°'  .'°"?-  ^l'-  ^^''^  Harrington  invites  and  waits  upon  hfm  to  his 
House   and  thence   he   intends  to  go   to   Master   Moses 

AndrZ°"-Pr;iS:,rZ)l'°.  '^    '°    '^    '°""'    "    ^'^    ^^'^°°'    -    ^*    ^'^    L^^^^-^-    Mr. 


415  ii  Bela  Brewster,  b.  4   Feb.,  1784. 

iii  Susan   Laurinda,   b.   2   March,    1786;     d.   in   Northampton,   Mass., 
17   Feb.,   1862;     m.   27   Aug.,   1806,   John   F.   Munroe   from   Marl- 
boro to  Northampton,  where  he  d.  1  Nov.,  1856.     Ch.    (Munroe): 
1  Susan  Lorinda  Brigham^,  b.  31   Dec,  1821;    d.   11   Jan.,   1897; 
m.  Henry  Shepherd  of  N.,  b.  19  June,  1811;    d.  20  Nov.,  1900. 
Ch.     (Shepherd):     Thomas    M.%    res.    unm.,    in    Northampton; 
the  founder  and  donor  of  the  Henry  Shepherd  Surgery  build- 
ing  at   Northampton. 
iv  John   Hartman,   b.    6   June,    1788;     d.    13   Aug.,   1790. 
Children  (by  second  wife),  born  (probably)  in  Hanover,  N.  H.: 

V  Fanny    Lucinda,    m.    Seneca    Allen;    res.    Monroe,    Mich.;    11    ch. 
vi  Lucy    Malinda,    m.    Abraham    Truax,    and    d.    ;     res. 

Trenton,  Mich.;    5  ch. 
vii  George  Dean,  d.  1831;    killed  by  an  explosion;    m.  Fanny  Huston; 

res.    Truago,   Mich, 
viii  Maria,  d.  in  Truago,  Mich.,  unm.,  in  1837. 
ix  Sophia,   m.   Carlos    Colton;     res.    Toledo,   O. ;     4   ch. 

177  PHINEAS^  son  of  Moses'  and  Mehitabel  (Grout)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  23  July,  1755;  married  Lydia, 
daughter  of  David  and  Lydia  (Maynard)  Batherick. 

He  resided  in  Westboro.  Was  a  private  in  Capt.  Edmimd  Brig- 
ham's  Co.  of  Minute  Men,  and  marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm. 
He  enlisted  in  the  army,  and  in  1777  marched  with  Capt.  Brigham 
to  reinforce  the  Northern  Army,  but  went  only  as  far  as  Hadley 
and  returned.     He  saw  further  service  in  1778. 

Children,    born  in    Westboro: 

i  mV,  b.  23  May,  1780;    m.  Dulcena  .     Ch.,  b.  in  Grafton: 

1  Lydia^  b.  3  Oct.,  1804. 

416  ii  Phineas,  b.  28  March,  1782. 

417  iii  Willard,  b.  20  Sept.,   1784. 

iv  Lydia,  b.  23  Sept.,   1787;    d.  y. 

V  Nahum,  b.   10  Feb.,   1790;     d.  y. 

vi  Stephen,  b.  3  June,  1792;    d.  in  Westboro,  unm.,  ae.  23  or  24. 

418  vii  Lambert,  b.  7  June,  1794. 

178  MEHITABEL%  daughter  of  Moses^  and  Mehitabeil 
(Grout)  Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  31  Jan.,  1758;  died 
there,  11  Dec,  1844;  married,  11  Jan.,  1776,  John,  son  of  Capt. 
Benjamin  Fay;*  born  in  Westboro,  25  Aug.,  1748;  died  there,  7 
June,  1837. 

•  "  5  Aug.,  1780.  Mrs.  Fay  (John  Fay's  wife)  came  to  be  examined,  but  I 
could  spend  but  little  Time  with  her. 

"11  Aug.,  1780.  Mrs.  Mehitable  Fay  (wife  of  John)  here  with  her  Relation, 
which  I  corrected  and  copy'd.  Josiah  Brigham  came  to  Breck  again  to  live  with  him. 
They  clear  ye  lower  Well. 

"  12  Aug.,  1780.  Mr.  John  Fay  was  examined — left  a  Relation  to  be  correctea 
and  transcribed.     He  dines  here. 

"  25  Aug.,  1780.  Mr.  John  Fay,  with  his  Relation  here,  and  signs  it." — Parkman 

204     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children  {Fay),  horn  in  Westboro: 

i  PolIy^  b.  22  Dec,  1778;    m.  1821,  Elias  Miller.     Ch.  (MUler)  : 

1  Elias^;    2  John;    3  Harriet. 
ii  Mehitabel,  b.  20  Feb.,  1781;  d.  QS  March,  1781. 
iii  Mehitabel,  b.  19  March,  1782;    d.  unm. 

iv  John    b.   19  April,   1784;    m.   1806,  Betsey,  dau.  of  Daniel   Noyes 
of  Shrewsbury.     Ch.: 
1  Betsey\  d.  y.;  2  {Dr.)  Henry,  a  physician  of  N.  Y.  City 
V  Joseph,  b.  27  Sept.,  1786;    d.  1  March,  1864;    m.  Eunice  Fav 
Ch. :  -^  ■ 

1  Joseph   Brigham^j     2    Maria;     3   John, 
vi  Lucy,  b.  26  Jan.,   1789;    d.   18  Jan.,   1848;    m.  WiUard  Gates  of 
Worcester,    Mass.      Ch.     (Gates): 
1  Henry^, 

vii  Edward,  b.  19  July,  1791;    d.  in  Albany,  N.  Y.,  1832;    m.  Priscilla 
Price.     Ch.: 
1  Mary^;    2  Lucy;    3  Marcia;    4  Sarah. 
viii  Susan    b.  20  Sept.,   1794;     d.   3  July,   1873;    m.  Jonas   Stone  of 
Winchendon  and  Westboro.     Ch.  (Stone) : 
I  Jonas^. 

ix  Josiah,  b.  29  Dec,   1797;    m.  Mary  W.  Warren;    res.  Westboro. 

1  Hercules^;    2  Martha. 
X  Charles  Miles,  b.  24  Sept.,  1800;    m.   (1)   Frances  Spurr;    m.   (2) 

Mrs.  Althea  Waters;    m.  (3)  Fitz.     Ch.: 

1  Ellen\  m.  Daniels. 

xi  Nancy, Maria,  b.  15  April,  1803;    d.  unm.,  28  March,  1839. 

179  EBENEZER^  son  of  Moses^  and  Mehitabel  (Grout)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  3  March,  1761;  died  in  Townshend, 
Vt..,  15  Dec.,  1839;  married,  28  Sept.,  1782,  Judith  Hazeltine;  born 
in  Westboro,  18  Jan.,  1762;  died  in  Townshend  in  1854.  He  moved 
to  Townshend,  Vt.,  by  1790,  where  he  was  an  important  citizen, 
and  a  Captain  of  Infantry,  in  1812. 

_   Children,   the   elder  probably   horn  in   Westboro,   the  yonnqer  probabh, 
%n  Townshend:  ;>       ^       t-  y 

419  i  John  Hazeltine^  b.  14  Aug.,  1783. 
ii  Ebenezer  B.,  b.  1785;    d.  1786, 

iii  Eben,   b.    1787;     d.    1790. 

420  iv  Moses,  b.   1789. 

V  Nathan,  b.  and  d.  1791. 
vi  Eli  Whitney,  b.  1792;    d.  unm.,  1815. 
vii  Alonzo,  b.  and  d.  1794. 
viii  Lyman  H.,  b.  1795;    d.  1887. 
ix  Judith,   b.    1797;     d.    1880. 

X  Wealthy    Clarinda,    b.    22    March,    1800;     d.    28    June,    1844;     m. 

Elijah,   son   of  Jacob   and   Sarah    (Boutelle)    Allen   of  MiUburr. 

Mass.     Ch.    (Allen):  ' 

1  Elvira  W.\  b.   15  Feb.,  1825;  m.  Artemas  E.  Fairbank;  3  ch. 

3  Brigham  Elijah,  b.  17  Jan.,  1827;    kiUed  16  July,  1861,  in  first 

battle  of  Bull  Run. 
3  Julia   P.,   b.   20   Sept.,   1829;     d.   27   June,   1891;    m.   2   June, 
1852,  Leonard   Wood   of  Leominster,  Mass.;    2  ch. 


4  Boutelle  E.,  b.  27  June,  1833;    m.   (1)  Lizzie  S.  Whitney;    m. 
(2)  Mary  Pierce;    m.   (3)   Anna  Jaquitli.;    2  cli.       ^     ^     .      ^ 

5  Ellen   D,   b.    1    Sept.,    1842;     m.    16    Nov.,    1864.    Frederic    S. 
Coolidge;    3  ch. 

180  JOSEPH^,  (A.  B.  and  A.  M.,  Harvard,  1788;  ibid.  Dart- 
mouth), son  of  Moses^  and  Mehitabel  (Grout)  Brigham;  born  in 
Westboro,  Mass.,  23  Sept.,  1766;  died  in  Canada,  14  Sept.,  1821, 
and  interred  by  the  grave  of  his  brother  Moses,  in  Delaware,  near 
London,  Ontario;  married,  1  Jan.,  1794,  Sally  Woods,  born  7  June, 

1776;  died  21  Feb.,  1806.  .  „r         .  j 

He  studied  law  with  Hon.  Levi  Lincoln,  Sr.,  of  Worcester,  and 
opened  an  office  in  Marlboro;  practiced  there  and  in  adj acent  towns 
untn  after  the  death  of  his  wife.  Moved  to  Albany,  N.  Y.,  and 
thence,  after  the  War  of  1812,  to  Canada. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro:  ,    ^,    .      .,    iqoq      ,v,    Martin 

i  Eliza  Chandler',  b.  27  Jan.,  1795;    d.  25  April,  1823;    m.  Martm 

L    Stow,  A.  M.,  of  Concord,  Mass.;    res.  Northboro. 
ii  Lrdia  Vose,  b.  19  April,  1796;    d.  unm.,  11  May,  1821. 
iii  SaUy  Clarinda,  b.  29  Jan.,   1798;    d.   14  Feb     1885;    m.   17   Oct., 
1820,  John  Cotting  of  Marlboro;    res.     Ch.   (Cotting) : 

1  John  Francis^  b.  4  May,  1822. 

2  Joseph   Clarendon,  b.   14   April,   1825. 

3  Sarah  B.,  b.  23  Feb.,  1828. 

4  Charles  William,  b.  21   Aug.,  1833. 

5  Mary  Caroline,  b.  9  Feb.,  1836. 

6  Henry  E.,  b.  13  May,  1840. 

421     iv  Joseph  Clarenden,  b.  20  Dec,  1800.  p   n   in  Texas 

V  Moses  Woods,  b.  18  Dec,  1802;    murdered  in  a  P.  O.  m  Texas, 
vi  Francis   Lincoln,  b.   21    July,   1803;     d.   unm.,   a   dentist,   m   New 

vii  Cafo'une"  Maria,  b.  20  Feb.,  1805;    d.  1868,  ^/^^^^j^^f  ^^'  ^^^n' 
m   Richard  Farwell,  A.  M.,  who  d;    res.  Marlboro.    Ch.  (Farwell). 

1  John  M.\  b.  2  Dec,   1825;  res.  Marlboro. 

2  Lucy  W.,  b.  6  May,  1827;    (d.)  ;    m.  S.  E.  Morton 

3  Willard    Brigham,   b.    26    Jan.,    1829;     res.    an    editor    in    San 
Francisco,  Cal. 

181  EDMUND%  son  of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Sarah  (Lyscom) 
Brigham,  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  19  Oct.,  1758;  died  in  Temple 
ton  Mass.,  22  Apr.,  1840;  married  Mary,  daughter  of  Lieut.  John 
and  granddaughter  of  the  Rev.  John  Martyn  (who  was  the  first 
settled  minister  of  the  church  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  a  graduate  of 
Harvard  College  in  1724,  who  married  Mary  Marrett  of  Cam- 
bridge, Mass.).     She  was  born  in  Northboro,  24  Nov.,  1762;  died 

in  Templeton,  2   May,   1835.  .  ^  x,.    r  4-1, 

Edmund  learned  the  saddler's  trade  and  resided  with  his  father 
on  the  old  home  place  in  Westboro  until  July,  1782,  when  he  moved 
to  Gerry,  now  Phillipston,  Mass.,  and  thence  to  Templeton,  about 

206     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1790.  On  a  division  of  the  Martyn  estate  in  Northboro,  his  wife 
received  a  five-dollar  gold  piece,  a  chaise,  and  a  stony  farm  in 
Templeton.  In  the  midst  of  the  struggle  to  raise  crops  from  be- 
tween the  rocks,  and  all  the  difficult  labor  required  in  a  new  country, 
12  children  were  born,  10  of  whom  were  raised  to  maturity  and  6 
of  whom  have  left  descendants.  He  is  noted  as  being  in  a  train 
band  year  not  given.  He  marched  on  the  Lexington  Alarm  from 
Westboro  m  his  father's  company,  and  was  on  duty  in  Cambridge 
for  some  time  afterward.  He  is  named  in  his  father's  will  among 
the  4  sons  who  are  to  share  in  the  distribution  of  the  Captain's 
wardrobe.  ^ 

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422  i  Pollys  b.  6  Feb.,  1780. 

423  ii  John,  b.  7  June,  1782. 

iii  Edmund,  b.  28  March,  1784;    d.  15  April,  1784 

Ao.       ^  ^^bigail,  b.  25  Sept.,  1789;    d.   unm.,   18  March,   1860. 

424  VI  Lyscom,  b.  28  March,  1792. 

425  vii  Edward,  b.  26  May,  1795. 

vlii  Susan,  b.  10  July,  1798;  d.  15  May,  1879;  m.  James  Arnold  of 
Boston  who  d  ;  she  lived  in  Marlboro  on  the  site  of  the  present 
Baptist  church;  a  woman  of  graceful  manners,  she  was  a  suc- 
cessful millmer,  and  was  associated  with  her  sister  Roxana,  a 
very  capable  woman,  in  this  business  in  Marlboro  for  a  number 
of  years. 

ix  Dexter,  b.  20  Aug.,  1800;    d.  unm.,  4  Nov.,  1832,  at  Whitingham, 

Vt.;    he  was  a  very  smart  business  man,  but  a  cripple 
X  Roxana    b    30   July,   1803;     d.   unm.,  in  Southboro,  3   Jan.,   1880. 
XI  Infant,  b.  24  Dec,  1804;    d.  next  day. 
426    xii  Lewis,  b.  4  June,  1806. 

182  ROGER%  son  of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Sarah  (Lyscom) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  28  Feb.,  1762;  died  in  Jaffrey, 
N.  H.,  18  Nov.,  1837;  married  Elizabeth  Rich  of  Truro  N  H 
who  died  in  Jaffrey,  3  Sept.,  1850,  ae.  88.  He  was  at  JafFrey  in' 
1793.  He  is  mentioned  in  his  father's  will  as  one  of  the  4  sons 
to  share  in  the  Captain's  wardrobe.  He  belonged  to  the  train  band 
m  Westboro,  and  was  in  the  Revolution  in  1778  and  1779,  in  which 
latter  year  he  was  a  corporal. 

Children    the  2  elder  born  in  Phillipston,  Mass.,  the  others  in  Jafrev: 
1  Sallys   b.    9    Sept.,    1790;     d.   in   Jaffrey,   3   March,    1879;     mf  11 
Dec ,  1817,  Joel  Oaks  Patrick  of  Jaffrey,  b.  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H., 
8   Nov.,   1793;   d.   in   Jaffrey,   31    March,   1870;   a   merchant,   hotel 
keeper  and  carpenter.     Ch.   (Patrick),  b.  in  Jaffrey; 
1  Dexter',  b.  9  Dec,  1818;    m.   (1)   Marv  Ann  Nutting;    m.   (2) 
Eliza  J.  Wentworth;    res.   Waltham,  Mass.     Ch.,  by  2d  wife- 
1   Mary»,  m.   Leroy  Brown  of  Waltham;  ii  Dexter,  m.   RoseUa 
Bigelow;  res.  Waltham. 


2  Joel,  b.  30  Oct.,  18:20. 

3  Sarah,  b.  26  Jan.,  1855;    m.  8  May,  1859,  David  A.  Cutler;    res. 

E.  Jaflfrey. 
ii  Eli,  b.  19  Oct.,  1792;    m.  Abigail  Russell  of  Dublin,  N.  H.;    res. 
McDonough,  N.  Y.  >    _i        vt    xi 

iii  Lora,  b.  27  June,  1795;    m.  — ;    res.  Dunbarton,  N.  H. 

iv  Dexter,  b.  30  April,  1798;    d.  1800. 

V  Betsey,  b.  6  July,  1806;    m.  17  Sept.,  1835,  Charles  Lincoln,  who 
d.  7  Oct.,  1859,  ae.  60.    Ch.  (Lincoln),  b.  Jaffrey: 

1  Bohaima',  b.  1836;    d.  13  Feb.,  1865. 

2  Sarah  A.,  b.   1842. 

183  SAMUEL^  son  of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Sarah  (Lyscom) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  6  Dec,  1763;  died  in  Westboro, 
11  June,  1823;  married,  5  May,  1785,  Lydia  Ball  of  Westboro, 
who  died  l6  March,  1827. 

He  was  a  farmer  and  moved  to  West  Waterford,  Me.,  but  re- 
turned to  his  native  place  in  the  latter  part  of  his  life.  He  is 
mentioned  in  his  father's  will  as  one  of  the  4  sons  among  whom 
the  Captain's  wardrobe  was  to  be  divided.  An  old  tradition  is 
that  when  a  chUd  he  was  very  large  of  his  age,  and,  to  save  him 
from  conscription  at  a  time  when  boys  were  being  called  upon  to 
enter  the  army,  his  mother,  mindful  of  his  tender  years,  put  him 
in  one  of  the  big  ovens  to  hide  him  from  the  soldiers.  On  one 
occasion,  either  he  or  one  of  his  brothers  got  into  earnest  poUtical 
discussion  with  a  neighbor,  on  a  summer's  evening,  while  putting 
the  cows  out  to  pasture  for  the  night;  they  stood  at  the  bars  as  they 
talked,  and  when  the  dawn  came  it  found  them  there,  the  debate 
still  going  on. 

Children,  born  in  West  Waterford: 

i  Lucy%  b.  in  1786;    m.  Amos  Smith  of  Waterford.     Ch.   (Smith), 
b.  in  Waterford: 

1  Hazen^,  moved  West. 

2  Betsey,  m.  Barker  of  Quincy,  Mass.     Ch.    (Barker): 

i  Hendrick°  of  Holden,  Mass. ;    ii  Henry  of  New  York. 

3  Verona,  m.  Black  of  Holden,  Mass. 

4  Hendrick,  m.,  had  two  sons;    went  West. 

5  Sarah,  m.  Rand  of  Roxbury,  Mass.;    1  dau. 

6  Henry,  book  dealer  in  New  York  City. 

7  Calvin,  d.  y. 

8  Charles,  res.  in  Boston;    had  2  sons  and  daus. 

9  Cyrus,  res.  Hopkinton,  Mass. 

427  ii  Samuel,  b.  in  1788. 

iii  PoUy,  b.  1789;    m.  Amos  Smith  of  Holden,  Mass.     Ch.   (Smith): 
1  Julia  A?,  b.  in  Holden,  13  May,  1816;    m.  (1)  Ephraim  Smith; 
m.  (2)  John  Hammond  of  Sanbornton,  N.  H.     Ch.: 
i  Julia  A.»,  m.  Albert  E.  Lyon  of  Leominster,  Mass. 
ii  Lizzie  B.,  b.  and  d.  1856. 

428  iv  Lyscom,  b.  1791. 

429  V  George  Ball,  b.  23  Jan.,  1793. 

208     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

430  vi  Bryant,  b.  10  Feb.,  1794. 

431  vii  Levi,  b.  27  May,  1796. 

viii  Nahum,  b.   Jan.,   1798;     d.   in   Boston,  ;    m,   Lucy 

Blood  of  Groton,  Mass.;    he  res.  in  Boston,  a  coal  dealer.     Ch.: 

1  Thomas  J.\  b.  29  July,  1824 ;    d.  unm. 

2  Lucy  Ann,  b.  8  June,  1824;    m.  15  Aug.,  1854,  Horace  Phil- 
brook,  b.  20  Nov.,  1820;   bank  clerk,  Boston;   s.  p. 

3  Sarah  E.,  b.  2  Dec,  1833;    m.  Franklin  Smith;    one  child. 

ix  Antipas,  b.  Jan.,  1800;  d.  in  Plymouth,  Mass.;  m.  Mercy  S., 
dau.  of  Seth  Morton  of  Plymouth;  he  is  interred  in  the  famous 
old  burying-ground  there.     Ch.,  born  in  Plymouth: 

1  Antipas^,  b.  in  1828. 

2  Mary  Ann,  b.  in  1830. 

432  X  Lincoln,  b.  22  Nov.,  1801. 

xi  Sophia,  b.  Sept.,  1804;  d.  unm.,  in  Boston,  29  Oct.,  1830. 

xii  Thomas  J.,  b.  14  Aug.,  1806  (Morse  also  says  "  1805  ") ;    d. 

;     m.   21    April,    1831,   Eliza   A.    Cowden   of   Boston;     res. 

Boston.     Ch. : 

1  James  Henry^,  b.  21   Feb.,  1832. 

2  Thomas  Dexter,  b.  24  March,  1834. 

3  Eliza  Ann,  b.  23  June,  1836;    m.  Rosea  TarbeU;    res.  Boston. 
Ch.  (TarbeU) :    Ann  B.",  b.  4  May,  1859. 

4  Nahum  Q.,  b.  30  July,  1837;    d.  in  Boston,  7  May,  1840. 

5  Levi  L.,  b.  13  Feb.,  1841. 

6  Mary  F.,  b.  28  Aug.,  1845. 

7  Andrew  B.,  b.  29  April,  1847;    d.  26  Dec,  1847. 
433  xiii  Dexter,  b.  24  Sept.,  1808. 

184  SARAH^  daughter  of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Sarah  (Lys- 
com)  Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  15  March,  1765;  married 
in  1784,  Gen.  Daniel,  son  of  John  Reed;  born  1761 ;  died  in  Wards- 
boro,  Vt.,  31  Aug.,  1845.  He  resided  in  Wardsboro  and  was  in 
the  Revolutionary  War  and  was  a  General  in  the  Militia  of  Vt. 

Children  {Reed),  horn  in  Wardsboro: 

1  Joseph^  b.  14  May,  1784;    d.  2  Nov.,  1849. 
ii  Davis,  b.  17  April,  1786;    res.  Wardsboro,  and  had  3  ch. 
iii  Alexander   H.,  b.   16   June,   1804;    m.    (1)    Serena  Gray;    m.    (2) 
Eunice  Melvin.    Ch.  (by  1st  wife)  : 
1  Cordelia^;    2  Alexander;  3  Charles;    4  Andrew;    5  Henry 
iv  Elijah.  ^ 

185  DEA.  LYSCOM^  son  of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Sarah  (Lys- 
com)  Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  19  May,  1769;  died  in 
Shutesbury,  Mass.,  24  Aug.,  1845;  married  (1),  29  Nov.,  1792, 
Martha,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Fay  of  Westboro;  born  there,  5 
April,  1775;  died  in  Shutesbury,  9  Feb.,  1818;  married  (2)  Betsey 
(Hammond)   Hoar,  a  widow. 

He  resided  for  a  time  in  Pelham,  Mass.,  thence  to  Shutesbury, 
Was  a  deacon  of  the  Baptist  church  and  a  very  religious  man;  en- 
gaged in  farming.  He  was  named  in  his  father's  will  as  one  of  the 
4  sons  to  share  in  the  Captain's  wardrobe. 


Children   {by  first  wife),  the  2  elder  born  in  Westboro,  the  wext  3  in 

Pelham : 

434  i  Curtis',  b.  21  May,  1793.  . 
ii  Martha. 

iii  Ebenezer,  d.  ae.  17. 

435  iv  Benjamin  Fay,  b.  25  Aug.,  1800. 

V  Stillman,  d.  y.,  unm. 
Children  {by  second  wife),  born  in  Shutesbury : 

436  vi  Hubbard   Hammond,  b.  31   Oct.,  1819. 

186  CAPT.  PIERPONT^  son  of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Eliza- 
beth (Bevel)  Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  l6  Sept.,  1780; 
died  in  Westboro,  6  Oct.,  1836;  married  Anna,  daughter  of  John 
Warren  of  Westboro. 

He  was  a  captain  in  the  War  of  1812.  He  settled  on  a  farm  in 
the  northeast  part  of  Westboro,  the  homestead  of  Capt.  Edmund. 
He  was  joint  executor  of  his  father's  will  with  his  brother  Dexter, 
and  they  diWded  the  larger  part  of  the  estate  between  them. 

Children,  born  in  Westboro:  „  .  . 

i  Anna  E.%  d.  15  June,  1895;    m.  17  April,  1826,  Charles  Brigham 

of  Grafton,  Mass.,  409. 
ii  Martha  W.,  b.  3  April,  1813;    m.  Dexter  Brigham,  433. 

187  BETSEY®,  daughter  of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Elizabeth 
(Bevel)  Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  7  May,  1782;  died  in 
Whitingham,  Vt.,  20  Apr.,  1880;  married  (1)  Capt.  Asa  Godfrey; 
born  in  Westboro,  30  May,  1786;  died  15  Dec,  1842;  married  (2) 
Hezekiah  Murdock,  who  died  7  Aug.,  1864,  ae.  88. 

She  resided  in  Whitingham,  Vt.,  after  her  marriage.  She  is  the 
"  Betsey  "  mentioned  in  her  father's  will,  and  was  of  a  very  lively 
disposition  and  considered  "  good  company."  She  said  once,  "  You 
can't  throw  a  stone  in  Westboro,  Northboro,  or  Southboro,  but 
you'll  hit  a  Fay  or  a  Brigham."  Her  nephew,  H.  W.  Brigham,  was 
afflicted  at  one  time  with  a  compound  fracture  of  the  arm.  The 
doctor,  after  an  examination,  stated  that  there  was  proud  flesh  in 
the  arm.  Aunt  Godfrey  remarked:  "You  never  saw  a  Brigham 
who  didn't  have  '  proud  flesh.'  " 

Children  {Godfrey),  probably  born  in  Whitingham: 

i  Elizabeth  B.^  b.  21  March,  1811;    d.  13  Feb.,  1831,  unm. 
ii  Asa  Augustus,  b.  2  Feb.,  1813;    d.  30  May,  1840;    m.  6  Jan.,  1833, 

Anna  D.  Foster, 
iii  Mary  Augusta,  b.  2  Feb.,  1813;    m.  27  Nov.,  1838,  David  Barker, 
b.  8  Sept.,  1807;   d.  8  June,  1854;   res.  Whitingham.    Ch.  (Barker): 

1  Olive  E.\  b.  6  Oct.,  1839. 

2  Asa  A.,  b.  24  Sept.,  1841. 

3  Charles  A.,  b.  30  Oct.,  1842. 

210     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

188  ELI%  son  of  Capt.  Edmund^  and  Elizabeth  (Bevel)  Brig- 
ham,  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  31  July,  1784;  died  in  Sterling, 
Mass.,  SO  Oct.,  1865;  married  in  1810,  PoUy,  daughter  of  Peter 
Fay;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  15  Oct.,  1791;  died  29  Dec,  1876. 

He  was  a  farmer.  He  resided  first  in  Bolton,  Mass.,  and  then 
moved  to  Sterling.  In  his  father's  will  he  was  left  $400  in  money 
and  the  privilege  of  keeping  his  clothes  in  the  house  until  his 

Children : 

i  Edmund  Fay',  b.  6  April,  1812;  d.  24  Dec,  1812. 
437      ii  Edmund  Fay,  b.  28  Oct.,  1813. 

iii  Parkman,  b.  23  Feb.,  1816;    d.  umn.,  5  May,  1868. 
iv  Mary  E.,  b.  16  Dec,  1818;    d.  unm.,  18  Sept.,  18T3. 
V  Peter  Fay,  b.  14  June,  1821 ;    d.  unm.,  28  Nov.,  1900 ;    was  an  hon- 
orable  citizen  of  Sterling, 
vi  Eli,  b.  28  April,  1823;    d.  16  Sept.,  1824. 
vii  Laura  A.,  b.  15  Jan.,  1826;    d.  24  June,  1826. 
viii  Eli,  b.  14  July,  1828;    d.  8  March,  1832. 
ix  Jane  M.,  b.  16  April,  1832;    d.  unm.,  1  Feb.,  1903. 
X  Harriet  A.,  b.  6  June,  1834;    d.  1  March,  1837. 

189  DEXTER",  son  of  Capt.  Edmund''  and  Elizabeth  (Bevel) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  25  May,  1786;  died  there,  22 
Dec.,  1870;  married  (1),  28  March,  1816,  Catherine,  daughter  of 
John  Warren  of  Westboro;  born  7  Sept.,  1792;  died  13  Nov., 
1825;  married  (2),  1  Jan.,  1827,  Mary  Ann,  daughter  of  Willard 
Gould  of  Westboro;  born  24  Jan.,  1804;  died  22  Aug.,  1889- 

He  was  in  Capt.  Pierpont  Brigham's  company  in  the  War  of 
1812.  Was  a  trader  and  inn-holder,  in  the  old  stage-coach  days,  in 
Westboro.  Was  joint  executor  of  his  father's  will  with  his  brother 
Pierpont,  and  the  larger  part  of  the  estate  was  inherited  by  them. 
He  retired  from  business  a  number  of  years  before  his  death;  was 
a  man  of  capacity  for  affairs,  with  a  wide  reputation  for  skill  as  an 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Westboro: 

438  i  Catherine  Warren',  b.  11  Dec,  1816. 

439  ii  Dexter,  b.  23  Jan.,  1819. 

iii  Angelina,  b.  31  July,  1821;    d.  18  July,  1822. 

440  iv  Angeline,  b.  27  Jan.,  1824. 

Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Westboro: 

441  V  Mary  Ann,  b.  6  Dec,  1829. 

442  vi  Achsah  Elizabeth,  b.  10  April,  1832. 

443  vii  Charles  Edmund,  b.  3  July,  1834. 

viii  Henry  Pierpont,  b.  13  Oct.,  1838;    d.  unm.,  18  April,  1896;    was 
in  business  in  N.  Y.  and  Boston. 
ix  Francis  Augustus,  b.  23  May,  1841;    d.  28  Dec,  1841. 

444  X  Sarah  Louisa,  b.  13  Jan.,  1845. 

xi  Emma  Augusta,  b.  24  June,  1849;    d.  unm.,  20  Aug.,  1875. 


190  LIEUT.  WILLIAM^  son  of  Capt.  William^  and  Rebecca 
(Ball)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  27  Feb.,  1761;  died  in 
Southboro,  Mass.,  20  March,  1834;  married  Sara  Baker,  who 
died  his  widow,  at  Southboro,  14  March,  1850,  se.  82. 

Children,  born  in  Southboro: 

i  Sally%  b.  1  Oct.,  1787;    d.  11  Sept.,  1823;    m.  Lieut.  Larkin  New- 
ton;   res.  Southboro. 

445  ii  Baker,  b.  9  Jan.,  1792. 

191  REBECCA^  daughter  of  Capt.  William'*  and  Rebecca 
(Ball)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  1  Feb.,  1763;  married, 
27  Feb.,  1781,  Ephraim,  son  of  Silas  Jewell  of  Stow,  Mass.;  born 
19  Aug.,  1760;  died  in  Kirtland,  O.,  13  July,  1845. 

Children  (Jewell) : 

i  Homs%  b.  ,  1781;  d.  in  Georgia,  Vt. 

ii  Ephraim,  b.  23  May,  1783;    res.  Oberlin,  O. 
iii  WiUard,  b.  15  July,  1785;    res.  St.  Albans,  Vt. 
iv  Samuel,  b.  26  Aug.,   1792;     res.   St.   Albans   Bay,  Vt. 
V  Lydia,  b.  2  April,  1795;    m.  Elbridge  Brigham,  son  of  211. 

vi  Martha,  b.  ,  1796;    d.  unm.,  22  Oct.,  1836. 

vii  WiUiam,  b.  ,   1798;     d.   12  Feb.,   1809. 

viii  Ira  M.,  b.  5  July,  1803;    res.   Kirtland,  O. 

ix  Eurata,  b.   ,   1807;     d.   5   Feb.,   1852;    m.   Reuben   Fuller. 

Ch.  (FuUer): 
1  Esther^;     2    Lydia;     3    Sidney;     4    Marietta;     5    Martha;     6 
Francis;     7   Franklin;     8   Anna;     9   Amelia;     10   Sophia;     11 

192  COL.  EPHRAIM«,  son  of  Capt.  WiUiam^  and  Lydia 
(Chamberlain)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  9  Oct.,  1771; 
died  in  Saxonville,  Mass.,  13  Sept.,  1847;  married  (1),  3  Nov., 
1794,  Lucy,  daughter  of  Peter  and  Levina  (Howe)  Rice;  born  21 
Dec,  1774;  died  20  Feb.,  1814;  married  (2),  15  March,  1815, 
]\Iary,  daughter  of  Daniel  Hubbard  of  Leicester,  Mass.,  born  8 
Feb.,  1789;  died  his  widow,  in  Saxonville,  Aug.,  1870. 

He  was  a  resident  of  Marlboro,  Sudbury  and  Saxonville,  Mass., 
at  different  times  during  his  life.  In  Marlboro  he  was  for  some 
time  town,  treasurer  and  in  1808,  '24  and  '25  he  served  as  select- 
man. Elected  general,  but  declined  to  qualify.  Was  one  of  the 
leading  men  of  his  day.  He  deeded  Brigham  Cemetery  to  the 
town  of  Marlboro,  in  1808. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  who  appear  all  to  have  been  born  in  Marlboro: 

446  i  William  C.'',  b.   7  Aug.,   1795. 

447  ii  Matthias,  b.  29  Nov.,  1796. 

448  iii  Lucy,  b.  11  March,  1798. 

449  iv  Ephraim,  b.  21   Oct.,   1799. 

450  v  Harriet,  b.  14  March,  1801. 

451  vi  Sidney,  b.  28  Dec,  1802. 

212     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

453    vii  Elijah,  b.  17  Nov.,  1804. 

453  viii  Peter,  b.  18  Sept.,  1806. 

454  ix  Lydia,  b.  2  Jan.,  1809. 

X  Sophia,  b.  5  Dec,  1811;  d.  in  SaxonviUe,  17  June,  1883;  m. 
26  March,  1830,  Josiah  Stone  of  SaxonviUe;  a  farmer,  b.  28 
Oct.,  1801;    d.  6  Sept.,  1881.     Ch.   (Stone),  b.  in  SaxonviUe: 

1  Elizabeth^  b.  25  Dec,  1830;  m.  John  A.  D.  Gross;  res. 
Newton  Centre,  Mass. 

2  Martha  E.,  b.  17  March,  1838;    unm.;    res.  Newton  Centre. 

3  Caroline  B.,  b.  3  March,  1839;    d.  3  June,  1846. 

4  Eugene. 

5  Josiah  Euc/ene,  b.  8  May,  1847;  d.  at  Nogales,  Mexico  (where 
he  was  U.  S.  Consul),  11  July,  1893. 

Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

xi  Mary  H.,  b.  27  April,  1816;    d.  unm.,  30  March,  1837. 

455  xii  Jane  E.,  b.  20  Dec,  1818. 

xin  Caroline  C,  b.  22  Dec,  1821;  d.  Oct.,  1897;  m.  17  Jan.,  1843, 
William,  son  of  Paul  A.  Ingraham  of  Peacham,  Vt.;  was  a 
retired  merchant  in  Watertown,  Mass.;  25  years  town  clerk, 
selectman,  and  2  years  representative.     Ch.   (Ingraham): 

1  Ralph  Waldo^  b.  19  Oct.,  1845. 

2  Isabel  Frances,  b.  10  Sept.,  1849;  m.  26  Sept.,  1875,  Edward 
C.  Graves  of  Boston.  Ch.  (Graves):  Chester  C.%  b.  18  July, 

3  Alice  Choate,  b.  25  May,  1856;  m.  Edwin  F.  Fearing  of  New- 
ton, Mass.     Ch.    (Fearing):    WiUiam  I.»,  b.  23  June,  1888. 

xiv  Charles  C,  b.  9  April,  1824;    d.  3  Oct.,  1826. 

456  XV  Charles  F.,  b.  5  June,  1829. 

457  xvi  Lucius  L.,  b.  1  Sept.,  1832. 

193  WILLARD%  son  of  Capt.  William^  and  Lydia  (Chamber- 
lain) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  18  June,  1775;  died  in 
Rindge,  N.  H.,  7  Feb.,  1843;  married  in  1806,  Abigail,  daughter 
of  David  and  Elizabeth  (Foye)  Munroe;  born  in  Lexington,  Mass., 
10  July,  1771;  died  in  Rindge,  10  Feb.,  1843.  He  settled  in 
Rindge,  in  1821,  in  the  south  part  of  the  town.  Was  an  upright 
man  and  highly  respected. 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

458  i  Abigail',  b.  22  May,  1807. 

459  ii  Sarah  Foye,  b.  5  May,  1809. 

460  lii  WiUard  Chamberlain,  b.  10  April,  1811. 

194  SOPHIA%  daughter  of  Capt.  William''  and  Lydia  (Cham- 
berlain) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  12  June,  1784;  died 
in  Montpelier,  Vt.,  1855;  married  (third  vdfe),  8  Oct.,  1822,  Hon. 
Jeduthun  Loomis,  born  in  Tolland,  Conn.,  5  Jan.,  1779;  died  in 
Montpelier,  Vt.,   12   Nov.,   1843. 

He  studied  law  and  settled  in  Montpelier,  1805,  where  was  select- 
man, 1813  and  1814;  Judge  of  Probate.  He  was  continually 
in  office   from   1807   until   death.     Was   twice  married   before  his 

Monument    to    Colonel    Ephraim    Brigham 
In  Brigham  Cemetery,  Marll.oro;  erected  by  Lucius  L.  Brigham  of  Worcester 


Brigham  marriage,  and  had  two  sons  by  his  second  wife,  (Charity 
Scott  of  Peacham,  Vt.),  Dr.  Gustavus  H.  and  Chauncey.* 

Children    (Loomis),    born  in  Montpelier: 

i  Charity^  m.  Charles  Dana  of  Woodstock,  Vt.     Ch.   (Dana) : 

1  (Dr.)   Charles^  of  53  W.  53d  St.,  N.  Y.  City,  a  leading  nerve 
specialist  of  international  reputation. 

2  John  C,  Public  Librarian,  Newark,  N.  J. 
Also  three  other  sons,  names  unknown. 

ii  Rebecca,  m.  Joseph  Prentiss,  moved  to  Winona,  Minn, 
iii  Charles,  res.  Cincinnati,  O. 

195  EBENEZER%  son  of  Elijah^  and  Ruth  (Taylor)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  5  April,  1768;  died  in  Southboro, 
26  Feb.,  1852;  married  (1)  Betsey  Champney,  who  died  22  June, 
1799;  married  (2)  Elizabeth  (Rice)  Wilder;  who  died  22  Feb., 
1827,  as.  65;  married  (3)  Molly  Brigham,  (dau.  of  71),  his  cousin, 
who  survived  him.     He  resided  in   Southboro. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  b.  in  Southboro: 

461  i  Samuer,  b.  23  Oct.,  1789. 

ii  Betsey,  b.  28  Feb.,  1792;    d.  unm.,  ae.  28. 
Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Southboro : 

462  iii  Curtis,  b.  17  March,  1801. 

463  iv  Dana,  b.  —  Oct.,  1802. 

V  Elijah,  d.  unm.,  ae.  about  40. 

196  SYLVESTERS,  son  of  Elijah^  and  Ruth  (Taylor)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  16  Jan.,  1771;  died  in  Southboro, 

24  Nov.,  1858;  married Patty  Nichols,  who  died  22  May, 

1836,  ae.  62.     He  resided  in  Southboro. 

Children,  born  in  Southboro: 

464  i  Dennis%  b.  10  Dec,  1795. 

ii  Emily,  b.  29  Jan.,  1797;    m.  Newell  Bellows;    res.  Westboro. 

465  iii  William  Ashbel,  b.  24  Oct.,  1798. 

466  iv  Lowell,  b.  6  Dec,  1800. 

467  V  Trowbridge,  b.  27  Sept.,  1802. 

vi  Sophia,   b.    17    Sept.,    1804;     m.    (1)    Edmund    "WTiipple;     m.    (2) 

Dea.  Tuttle;    res.  Littleton. 
vii  Lyman,  b.  29  March,  1806;    d.  3  Nov.,  1808. 
viii  Ruth,  b.  26  Feb.,  1809;    d.  31  Oct.,  1827,  ae.  18. 

ix  Harriet,  b.   11   April,   1811;    m.  James  Williams;    res.  Southboro. 

X  Otis,  b.  13  July,  1813;    d.  28  Nov.,  1836,  ae.  23. 

197  DINAH^  daughter  of  EHjah^  and  Ruth  (Taylor)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  5  Nov.,  1772;  died  there  or  in 
Wendell,  Mass.,  Sept.,  1857;  married  Joseph  Williams  of  South- 
boro and  Wendell. 

*  Vide  Thompson's  Hist.   Montpelier,  pp.   208  et  seq. 

214     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children  (Williams): 

i  Lincoln',  b.  in  Southboro. 
11  Martha. 
Hi  Avis. 
iv  Joseph. 

V  Elijah  Brigham. 
vi  Hollis. 

vii  Louvinia. 

viii  James,  b.  24  Aug.,  1812;    d.  21  Dec,  1869;    m.  1847,  Maria,  dau. 
Eben    Cutler    of    Shrewsbury,    Mass.;     res.    Worcester,    where    a 
real  estate  dealer.     Ch.: 
1  Ella  M.^  24  July,  1849;    m.  David  L.  Fiske  of  Grafton,  Mass.; 
she  grad.  Boston  School  of  Oratory.     Ch.  (Fiske):    i  Mavida'j 
ii  Rebecca  C. ;    iii  Georgiana  K. 
ix  William. 
X  Moses. 
xi  Nancy. 

198  CAPT.  ELIJAH%  son  of  Elijah^  and  Ruth  (Taylor) 
Brigham;  born  in  Southboro^  Mass.,  19  July,  1776;  died  there, 
8  May,  1861;  married  (1)  (pub.  Charlestown,  Mass.,  27  May, 
180S),  Sophia,  daughter  of  Elijah  and  Mary  (Allen)  Houghton; 
born  in  Lancaster,  Mass.,  15  June,  1775;  died  25  Jan.,  1816; 
married   (2)   Jane  Fisk,  who  died  March,   1852. 

From  1803  to  1813,  he  kept  a  store  and  tavern  in  Southboro; 
he  afterward  kept  the  "  Black  Horse "  tavern  in  Union  Street, 
Boston,  and  was  engaged  for  some  time  in  the  "  forwarding " 
business.     He  was  in  the  war  of  1812. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Southboro : 

i  Seleucus%  b.  21  Aug.,  1805;    d.  31  March,  1806. 
ii  Mary  Sophia,  b.  27  Jan.,  1809;    was  a  teacher  in  Boston;    d.  unm., 

30  Dec,  1888. 
iii  Adaliza,  b.  16  Oct.,  1811 ;    d.  unm.,  21  Nov.,  1835. 
468     iv  Elijah  Sparhawk,  b.  20  April,  1813 

V  Angeline  A.,  b.  Nov.,  1819. 

vi  Rosalinda  M.,  twin  to  Angeline.  These  ladies  were  for  many 
years  prominent  educators  in  Boston,  retiring  some  years  ago 
to  their  home  in  the  country,  Chichester,  N.  H.,  where  they  reside 
in  1906. 

199  TROWBRIDGE^  son  of  Elijah^  and  Ruth  (Taylor) 
Brigham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  17  Sept.,  1778;  died,  probably 
in  St.  Albans,  Vt.,  21  July,  1836;  married  (1)  in  Southboro,  12 
Jan.,  1803,  Asenath  Eaton,  born  8  Oct.,  1775;  died  21  May,  1821; 
married  (2)  in  St.  Albans,  6  Dec,  1822,  Mary  Caldwell,  born 
10  Oct.,  1782,  in  New  Hampshire;  died  22  Nov.,  1836.  Resided 
in  St.  Albans. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  probably  born  in  St.  Albans: 

i  Hartweir,  b.  30  Aug.,   1803;     d.   in  Waddington,   N.  Y.,  21   Jan., 
1831;     res.    there;     m.    (1)    Oct.,    1825,    in    Fairfield,    Vt,    Delia 


Wright,  who  d.  there,  8  Sept.,  1828;    m.  (2)  4  Jan.,  1832,  in  Wad- 
dington,  Sarah  McDowell,  who  d.  there,  13  July,  1839.     Ch.: 

1  Mary  Elizabeth^  b.  21  Jan.,  1827,  in  Canada;    m.  in  Wisconsin, 
Oct.,  1854,  David  Bailey;    she  d.  Oct.,  1855,  in  Davenport,  la. 

2  Louisa  Dorinda,  d. 

3  Jane  Maria,  b.  26  Feb.,  1828;    d.  in  Waddington,  1850. 

469  ii  Emily,    b.    1    Jan.,    1805. 

iii  Dorinda,  b.  17  April,  1808;    no  further  reported. 

470  iv  Stowell,  b.  1  Aug.,  1809. 

V  Fanny,  b.  4  May,   1812;    res.  in   Niles,   Mich.,  unm.,   about   1857; 
aided  Morse  in  rescuing  the  records  of  her  family. 
Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  St.  Albans: 

vi  Almira  A.,  b.  14  Aug.,  1825;    d.  12  Sept.,  1825. 
vii  Miranda  A.,  b.  8  Jan.,  1827;    d.  19  April,  1827. 

200  LINCOLN^,  son  of  Elijah^  and  Ruth  (Taylor)  Brigham; 
bom  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  17  Jun,  1780;  died  in  Troy,  N.  Y.,  18 
Nov.,  1831;  married  13  June,  1802,  Lucy,  daughter  of  Elisha 
and  Hannah  (Flagg)  Forbes  of  Westboro,  Mass.;  born  3  June, 
1779,  died  in  Worcester,  Mass.,  21  Oct.,  1837.  She  was  admitted 
to  the  church  in  Arlington,  Mass.,  in  1810;  dismissed  to  the  church 
in  Cambridgeport,  in  1827.  He  resided  in  Cambridge,  Mass., 
where  was  selectman  in  1823. 

Children,  born  in  Cambridge: 

i  Lucy  Maria',  b.  28  April,  1803;  d.  s.  p.,  in  Newton,  Mass.,  19 
Sept.,  1882;  m.  (1)  11  Sept.,  1834,  Rev.  David  Peabody  of 
Lynn,  afterwards  Professor  of  Rhetoric  and  Belles-Lettres  at 
Dartmouth  College,  where  he  d.  17  Oct.,  1839;  m.  (2)  Rev. 
Daniel  L.  Furber  of  Newton  Centre,  Mass. 

471  11  Joseph  Lincoln,  b.   15   Nov.,  1804. 

472  iii  Erastus  Forbes,  b.  26  Aug.,  1807. 

iv  Elijah  Dana,  b.  17  Aug.,  1813;  d.  s.  p.,  6  April,  1868;  was  a 
merchant  in  Boston  for  a  number  of  years.  President  of  the 
Metropolitan  Ry. ;  Commissioner  General  of  Mass.,  during  the 
Civil  War,  with  rank  of  Capt.,  and  Government  Purchasing  Com- 
missioner in  Boston  as  Brevet  Major  (see  N.  E.  Hist.  Oeneal. 
Reg.,  vol.  xxii.  p.  468). 

473  V  Lucy  Forbes,  b.  9  Sept.,  1818. 

474  vi  Lincoln  Flagg,  b.  4  Oct.,  1819. 

201  HEPSIBAH%  daughter  of  Elijah=^  and  Ruth  (Taylor) 
Brigham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  7  May,  1782;  married  6  Sept., 
1801,  Caleb  son  of  Zaccheus  Witherbee;  born  in  Southboro,  3  April, 
1779;  moved  to  Marlboro  in  1806,  where  he  died  3  Jan.,  1853. 

Children  {Witherbee),  born  in  Marlboro,  except  the  2  eldest  born  in 
Southboro : 

i  Jabez  S.',  b.  12  Sept.,  1802;    m.  Harriet  BrighamS  391. 
ii  Elijah   Brigham,  b.   19   July,   1804;    m.   Louisa  Brigham,  dau.   of 

iii  Nancy  M.,  b.  3  Dec,  1806;   d.  11  Nov.,  1807. 
iv  Nancy  M.,  b.  19  Oct.,  1808;    d.  unm.,  21  Nov.,  1829. 

216     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

V  Nahum,  b.  12  April,  1811;  m.  30  April,  1835, 

vi  Dennis  F.,  b.  25  July,  1813;    d.  1857;    m.  20  May,  1835,  Charlotte, 
dau.  of  Capt.  John  and  Mary   (Brighara)   Stevens,  and  granddau. 
of  162. 
vii  John  Brigham,  b.  10  June,  1816. 
viii  Sarah,  b.  26  Oct.,  1818 ;    d.  27  Sept.,  1840. 
ix  Wilham    Wallace,    b.    21    Feb.,    1821;     m.    Elizabeth   G.    Brigham, 
dau.  of  388. 

202  MARTHA^  daughter  of  Elijah^  and  Ruth  (Taylor)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  6  June,  1790;  died  17  Aug.,  1829; 
married  1807,  Dea.  Stephen  R.,  son  of  Roger  and  Elizabeth 
(Rice)  Phelps;  born  3  Dec.,  1788;  he  married  (2),  Elizabeth 
Brigham,  (dau.  of  l62),  and  widow  of  Abraham  Gates.  He  re- 
sided in  Marlboro  and  was  deacon  in  the  West  Parish  church. 

Children  (Phelps) : 

i  Nancy^  b.  19  Feb.,  1807;    m.  John  Cathell;    res.  Cincinnati,  O. 
ii  Charles,  b.  27  June,  1808;    m.  1834,  Mary  R.  Wilson;    res.  Marl- 
Hi  Henry   Roger,  b.  25  Jan.    (Hist.  Marl,  says   "June"),   1810;    m. 

Harriet  Davis;    res.  Syracuse,  N.  Y. 
iv  Winslow,  b.  20  Oct.,  1811;    d.  12  Feb.,  1826. 
V  Martha,  b.  17  Sept.,  1813;    m.  William  Wilson;    res.  Marlboro, 
vi  John,  b.  28  May,  1817;    m.  9  Oct.,  1838,  Sarah  Charlotte  Wilson; 
res.  Marlboro,  where  was  manufacturer,  several  years  town  clerk, 
and  representative. 

203  TAYLORS,  son  of  Elijah^  and  Ruth  (Taylor)  Brigham; 
born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  29  April,  1793;  died  there,  4  Feb.,  1870; 
married  (1)  Arethusa  Fay;  married  (2)  11  March,  1827,  Ann 
Jacobs   of  Cambridge,   Mass.      He  resided  in   Southboro. 

Child  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Southboro: 

i  Edward  A.',  b.  9  Jan.,  1817;    d.  27  Dec,  1876,  s.  p.;    m.  9  Nov., 
1843,     Drusilla     D.     Whitney;     res.     Northboro.      They     adopted 
Clarissa  Augusta^,  dau.  of  Jonathan  L.  and  Arethusa*   (Brigham) 
Patch,   and  granddau.   of  483. 
Children   (by  second  wife): 

ii  Arethusa  Ann,  m.  Dexter  Newton  of  Southboro,  who  d.  in  1890. 
Ch.   (Newton),  b.  in  Southboro: 

1  Francis  D.^,  m.   (1)   Ella  A.   Strickland,  who  d.  s.  p.;    m.   (3) 
Ellen  J.  MiUer.     Ch.:  Roland  S.» 

2  Ida  L.,  d.  y. 

S  Ada  M.,  living,  unra. 
4  Cora  A.,  living,  unm. 
iii  Georgiana   Baxter,   m.    Lyman   Newton   of   Southboro,   who    d.   in 
1902.     Ch.    (Newton),  b.   in  Southboro: 

1  Edward  E.^,  m.    (1)    Mary   Chandler;     m.    (2) ; 

res.    Kansas   City,   Mo.;     3   children. 

2  Charles  R.  (d.).     Ch.:  Charles  L.»  (d)  ;    Chester. 

3  Lillian,  res.  in  Southboro,  unm. 

iv  Lucretia   L.,   res.   unm.,  in  Southboro,  in   1903. 
V  Charles  W.,  d.  at  Charlestown,  Mass.,  Nov.,  1853,  ae.  18. 


vi  "  Halloway  "  Baxter,  b.  3  March,  1840  (changed  name  to  Henry) ; 

m.  .    Ch.: 

1  Ella\ 
vii  George  Taylor,  b.  25  Feb.,  1844;    m.  Emma  Hayes;    res.  in  Union, 
N.  H.    Ch.: 
1  Chesley^. 
viu  Martha,  d.  27  July,  1853,  ae.  6. 

204  EPHRAIM^  son  of  Aaron^  and  Elizabeth  (Brown)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  2  March,  1746;  died  in  Colebrook, 

N.  H.,  26  Feb.,  1802;  married  Sarah  ;  born  22  Dec,  1747; 

she  married    (2)    21    June,   1803,   David   Tyler,   from  the  vicinity 
of  Piermont,   N.   H.      He  moved  to   Colebrook,   N.   H. 

Children,  the  2  elder  horn  in  Grafton,  the  others  in  Colebrook: 

475  i  Aaron%   b.   29   March,   1771-2. 
ii  Betty,  b.  26  Feb.,  1773-4. 

iii  Sarah,  b.  23  June,  1776;  d.  unm.,  in  Lempster,  N.  H. 

iv  Elisha,  b.  3  July,  1778;    d.  Jan.,  1779. 
V  Louisa,,  b.  21  Dec,  1779. 

vi  Ephraim,  b.  13  March,  1781-2;  d.  Jan.,  1782-3. 
vii  Dorothy,  b.  10  Dec,  1783. 
viii  Susannah,  b.  10  May,  1785;    d.  May,  1785. 

476  ix  Thomas,  b.  7  July,  1786. 

X  Rebekah,  b.  26  Aug.,  1788;    d.  28  April,  1804. 

xi  Ethelinda,  b.  19  July,  1794;    m.  Jesse  Tyler,  b.  in  Piermont,  N.  H., 
5  March,  1785.     Ch.   (Tyler): 
1  Simon^j    2  Hazel;    3  Hosea  B.,  b.   1816,  living  in  Alderbrook, 
N.  H.,  in  1896;    had  a  son  James";    4  James;    5  Martin  (per- 
haps  of  Lunenburg,  Vt.) ;    6  Milo;    7  Pierpont;    8  Alvira;    9 

205  LIEUT.  EZEKIEL^  son  of  EzekieP  and  Martha  (Big- 
elow)  Brigham;  born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  30  March,  1755;  died 
there,  14  Dec,  1828;  married  5  Feb.,  1783-4,  Patience  Gowing, 
who  died,  his  widow,  5  Nov.,  1834.  He  settled  in  Grafton,  probably 
on  land  drawn  in  the  right  of  his  grandfather  Nathan,  who  was  one 
of  the  40  proprietors  of  that  town  by  consent  of  the  General 
Court,  in   1727-     The  male  line  is  extinct. 

Children,  born  in  Grafton: 

i  Martin  GreenleaF,  b.  22  Feb.,  1784;    d.  14  April,  1790. 
ii  Betsey,  b.  6  July,  1785;    d.  unm.,  10  April,  1838. 
iii  Polly,  b.  23  April,  1787;    d.  in  Oxford,  Mass.,  11  Oct.,  1866;    m. 
26  March,  1825,   (second  wife),  Capt.  John,  son  of  Joseph  Hurd; 
b.   in   Oxford,  20   May,   1779;     d.   30   April,    1866;     was   Capt.   of 
Militia  and  deacon  in  the  Cong'l  church;    m.   for   his   first  wife, 
Mary   Stone,  by  whom   a   family.     Ch.,   by   second  wife    (Hurd), 
born  in  Oxford: 
1  Caroline  P.%  b.  10  Sept.,  1827;  d.  in  Oxford,  2  March,  1860;  m. 
1    Sept.,   1849,   A.   Bradford,   son   of   Bradford   Hudson,   b.   in 
Oxford,  4  June,  1826;  he  m.   (2)   Mrs.  Cordelia   (Davis)   Sum- 
ner;  was   in  the  Civil  War.     Ch.    (Hudson),     i   Oliver   B.';  ii 
William  W.  of  Grafton. 

218     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

iv  Ezekiel,  b.   18  Feb.,  1789;    d.  ;    probably  s.  p.;    m. 

Susan,  dau.  of  Capt.  Ephraim  and  Susanna  (Brigham)  Goulding; 
born  25  March,  1793. 
V  Oliver  M.,  b.  24  Dec,  1793;    d.  unm.,  28  Feb.,  1861. 
vi  Abijah,  b.  20  Aug.,  1795;    d.  10  March,  1813,  ae.  18. 
vii  Diadema,  b.  27  July,  1801;    d.  unm. 

206  DR.  ISAAC^  son  of  EzekieP  and  Martha  (Bigelow) 
Brigham;  born  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  30  May,  1757;  died  in  Milford, 
Mass.,  12  June,  1825;  married  6  April,  1786,  Elizabeth,  daughter 
of  Rev.  Amariah  Frost,  of  Milford;  born  6  Sept.,  1754;  died  there 
3  Jan.,  1829. 

He  probably  went  to  Milford  after  his  father-in-law's  death, 
in  1792,  and  lived  in  the  parsonage;  was  graduated  from  Brown  Uni- 
versity, in  1804,  A.  M.,  and  M.  D.  in  1824;  practiced  many  years 
in  Plainfield,  N.  H.  Probably  was  the  one  who  marched  on  the 
Lexington  alarm  in  Capt.  Luke  Drury's  Co.  He  seems  to  have  re- 
mained in  the  army  and  was  a  sergeant  in  1779.  Line  is  now  ex- 

Children,  uncertain  where  they  were  born: 

i  Horace',  b.  1787;  d.  1810;  was  very  promising;  in  the  employ 
of  Maj.  John  Claflin,  who  esteemed  him  so  highly  that  he  named 
his  son,  who  became  the  merchant  prince  in  New  York,  Horace 
Brigham  Claflin. 
ii  Isaac,  b.  1794;  d.  13  March,  1858;  m.  3  Oct.,  1830,  Wealthy 
Donovan,  who  d.  9  Feb.,  1860,  ae.  54;  was  for  many  years  the 
town  sexton  in  Milford,  and  lived  in  the  old  parsonage  at  West 
and  Congress  streets.     Ch.,  b.  in  Milford: 

1  Elizabeth  Frosty  b.  9  Sept.,  1831;    d.  17  Dec,  1849. 

2  Horace,  b.  16  April,  1834;    d.  4  March,  1855. 

3  Emily  Alice,  b.  19  May,  1838;    d.  19  Aug.,  1850. 

207  SARAH®,  daughter  of  Elisha^  and  Sarah  Brigham;  born 
in  Grafton,  Mass.,  29  April,  1767;  died  there,  6  June,  1826; 
married  18  April,  1782,  Zebulon  Daniels,  born  in  Medway,  Mass., 
1758;  died  in  Grafton,  14  Feb.,  1825. 

Children  (Daniels),  born  in  Grafton: 

i  Lusiny',  b.  1  May,  1783;   m.  P.  Parker,  and  d.  1825. 
ii  Otis,  b.  28  Sept.,' 1786;    d.  1869. 
iii  Philena,  b.  20  Sept.,  1788;    d.  1878. 

iv  Emory,  b.  10  March,  1792;    d.  in  Ohio,  1851;    m.  Mary  Hastings, 
v  Sarah,  b.  27  March,  1796;    d.  6  Sept.,  1870;    m.  A.  Crosby. 
vi  Charles,  b.  16  Aug.,  1798;    d.  11;  Sept.,  1874;    m.  Eliza  Hastings, 
1   (Gen.)  Horace^  of  R.  I.;    2  Lewis;    3  Henry  of  Troy,  N.  Y.; 
4  Joseph;    5  Louisa,  m.  Charles  Taft;    6  Elisha;    7  Mary,  m. 
Sumner  Fifield;    8  Martha;    9  Aaron;    10  Lucy;    11  Marcus. 
vii  Nancy,  b.  26  Feb.,  1801;    d.  10  Oct.,  1834. 
viii  John,  b.  22  Nov.,  1806;    m.  Nancy  Chase. 


208  ITHAMAR%  son  of  Capt.  Ithamar^  and  Ruth  (Ward) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  7  Nov.,  1758;  died  there  12 
March,  1836;  married  Catherine  Barnes,  born  27  Jan.,  1765;  died 
13  April,  1804.  He  resided  in  Marlboro,  and  was  selectman  in 
1801,  1806,  1809  and  1811-1813.  Probably  was  private  in  Capt. 
Wm.  Morse's  Co.  of  Volunteers,  and  marched  to  reinforce  army 
under  Gen.  Gates,  Oct.  1777- 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro:  a    ivi^  . 

i  (Dr.)  Levi%  b.  May  1,  1784;  d.  8  Dec,  1818;  res.  Raymond,  Me.; 

m. .    Ch.: 

1  Catherine^  m.  Orin  H.  Newton,  who  d.;    res.  Clinton. 

2  Joseph  B.,  res.,  a  merchant,  in  Boston. 

477  11  Aaron,  b.  29  Dec,  1785.  o  ^  ^^  t««i 
iii  Moses,  b.  22  July,  1788;    d.  2  May,  1875;    m.  Susan,  dau.  of  Joel 

Fosgate  of  Berlin,  Mass.;    she  d.   19  Sept.,  1885,  ae.  90;    res.  on 

a    part    of    the   homestead    of    Thomas,    the    son    of    Nathan,    in 

Marlboro.     Ch.,  b.   in  Marlboro: 

1  Susan  F.^  b.  1  Jan.,  1816;  d.  28  Oct.,  1853;  m.  20  Sept.,  1838, 
John  Holyoke,  and  res.  Marlboro.  Ch.  (Holyoke):  i  ArviUa 
M.%  b.  25  April,  1840;  d.  12  Oct.,  1840;  ii  Helen  M.,  b.  18 
Oct.,  1841 ;    iii  Martha  E.,  b.  20  Feb.,  1850. 

2  Lucy  M.,  b.  31  Oct.,  1820;    m.  H.  S.  Bowman;    res.  Marlboro, 
iv  Jonas,  b.   29   Aug.,   1790;    became   an   officer  m   the   U.   S.   Army 

in  the  War  of  1812,  and  d.  9  Feb.,  1822,  in  New  York. 

478  V  Eli,  b.  18  July,  1794. 

479  vi  Abel,  b.   13  Feb.,  1797. 

vli  Judith,  b.  5  Oct.,  1799;  d.  21  Oct.,  1864;  m.  Joel,  son  of  Nathan 
BuUard  of  Medway,  b.  June,  1794;  d.  in  Berlin,  8  Nov.,  1850;  a 
blacksmith  in  Berlin.    Ch.  (BuUard) : 

1  Martha  S.',  b.  15  Aug.,  1825;    d.  27  Oct.,  1898. 

2  Henry  M.,  b.  22  Aug.,  1826;   d.  9  May,  1860. 

3  Harriet  H.,  b.  26  Sept.,  1831 ;    d.  21  Nov.,  1875. 

4  Mary  C.  J.,  b.  8  July,  1834;  d.  10  Nov.,  1882;  m.  Wm.  R. 
Patch  of  Fitchburg.     Ch.   (Patch): 

i  Carrie  L.',  m.  Charles  Woodward  of  Berlin. 

5  Jane  M.,  b.  23  Aug.,  1836;  res.  unm.,  in  Berlin;  P.  O.  address, 
Northboro.  .      .„ 

6  James  M.,  b.  23  Aug.,  1836;  d.  29  April,  1893;  m.  ArviUa 
Hadley.  Ch.:  i  Wm.  S.";  u  Frank  H.;  iii  Charles  M.,  aU  of 
Greendale,  Mass. 

209  DANIEL^  son  of  Capt.  Ithamar^  and  Ruth  (Ward)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  15  Nov.,  1760;  died  7  March,  1807; 
in  Bridgton,  Me.;  married  Anna  Beaman  of  Marlboro,  born  1 
March,  1761,  died  8  April,  1855,  ae.  94.  They  removed  to  Bridg- 
ton about  1789.  He  had  a  good  Revolutionary  record.  Was  in 
the  army  in  1777,  1779,  1780,  and  was  discharged  13  Jan.,  1781. 
He  was  5  ft.  11  in.  tall,  of  a  dark  complexion. 

Children,  born  in  Bridgton: 

i  Ithamar^  b.  20  Jan.,  1790;    d.  2  Nov.,  1858,  unm.  „.  ,     , 

ii  Rutha,  b.  24  Sept.,  1792;    d.  22  July,  1822;    m.  Jan.,  1817,  Richard 

220     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Davis  from  New  Hampshire,  b.  22  Julj,  1791;    d.  19  April,  1860; 
res.  in  Bridgton.    Ch.  (Davis) : 

1  Alvina\  b.  14  Jan.,  1818;    d.  23  Aug.,  1828. 

2  Alvin,  b.   6   Aug.,   1821;     m.   12   Aug.,   1858,   Caroline,  dau.  of 
Hon.  N.  S.  Littlefield  of  Bridgton;    res.  there. 

480  iii  Daniel,  b.  4  June,  1794. 

481  iv  Aaron,  b.  11   March,  1796. 

V  Nancy,  b.  24  Sept.,  1798;    d.  22  April,  1853;    m.  Richard  Davis, 
widower  of  her  sister  Rutha.     Ch.    (Davis): 

1  Butha^  b.  22  June,  1825;    d.  29  Sept.,  1827. 

2  Richard  H.,  b.  28  Jan.,  1828;  res.  in  Bridgton,  unm. 

3  Eliza  J.,  b.  22  Jan.,  1830;  res.  in  Bridgton. 

482  vi  Henry,  twin  to  Nancy. 

210  ABNER'^,  son  of  Capt.  Ithamar^  and  Mary  (Beaman) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  21  Dec,  1768;  died  in  Marl- 
boro, 4  Nov.,  1828;  married,  21  June,  1794,  Dorothy,  daughter  of 
Peter  and  Sybil  (Howe)  Wood;  born  in  Marlboro,  30  Nov.,  1767; 
died  there,  6  July,  1854,  ae.  87.  He  was  a  farmer  and  resided  in 

Children,  born  in  Marlboro : 

483  i  Loring",  b.  19  March,  1795. 

ii  Alden,  b.  4  May,  1797;    d.  7  Sept.,  1797. 

484  iii  Abner,  b.  21  June,  1798. 

iv  Nancy,  b.  15  July,  1800;  d.  in  Barre,  Mass.,  19  April,  1896;  m. 
(1)  1827,  John  O.  Sullivan,  who  d.  s.  p.,  1829;  m.  (2)  1832, 
Walter  Felch,  who  d.  s.  p.,  1872;    she  res.  in  East  Boston,  Mass. 

485  V  Adolphus,  b.  4  Dec,  1802. 

vi  Louisa,  b.  31  March,  1805;    d.   11   Aug.,  1890;    m.  12  April,  1829, 
Hon.   Elijah   Brigham   Witherbee,   son   of  201;     who   removed   to 
Flint,  Mich.,  and  d.  2Q  Feb.,  1847.     Ch.   (Witherbee)  : 
1  Austin  B.\  b.  22  May,  1832;    d.  2  Feb.,  1871;    m.  1856,  Molly 
A.  Thompson;    had  a  family, 
vii  Alden,  b.   12  March,   1807;    d.  s.  p.,  in  Colebrook  Springs,  Mass., 
25   Nov.,   1877;     m.    6   Dec,    1835,   Laura   Ann   Brigham,   dau.   of 
293,  who  d.   8  July,   1897,  ae.  84;    she  was   bed-ridden   for  years; 
he  was  a  successful  schoolteacher  in  the  District  Schools  for  many 
years;     res.    on    a   part   of   his    gr.-grandfather's    homestead,    and 
became    an    authority    on    the    cultivation    of    choice    fruit    in    his 
neighborhood.     He   was   an   ardent   spiritualist   and   wrote   on   the 
subject  in  verse  and  prose. 
viii  Austin,  twin  to  Alden;  d.  unm.,  16  Jan.,  1829. 

211  DEA.  PAUL%  son  of  Capt.  PauP  and  Eliza  (Rice)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  17  June,  1761;  died  in  St.  Albans, 
Vt.,  of  apoplexy,  17  Nov.,  1838;  married  Fanny,  daughter  of 
Elijah  and  Ruth  (Taylor)  Brigham  (76),  born  12  Sept.,  1769, 
in  Southboro,   Mass.;   died  in   St.  Albans,   31    May,   1865. 

He  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution  in  1780.  A  selectman  of 
Marlboro  in  1801;  removed  to  St.  Albans,  March,  1803,  having 
disposed  of  his  father's  homestead  which  he  inherited.     He  with 


his  wife  and  Antipas  Brigham,  (64),  were  3  of  the  9  charter 
members  of  the  Congregational  church  in  St.  Albans  in  1803.  He 
was  5   ft.   8  in.  in  height,  of  a  dark  complexion. 

CMldren,  the  4  four  younger  born  in  St.  Albans,  others  in  Marlboro: 
486       i  Pierpont',  b.  2  Aug.,  1785. 

ii  Josiah,  b.  5  Aug.,  1787;    d.  unm.,  3  March    1810. 
iii  Lovina,  b.  11  April,  1789;  d.  unm.,  in  St.  Albans,  10  Nov.,  1878. 
iv  Sumner,   b.    13   Dec,   1791;     d.    unm.,   20   Dec      1813 
V  Elbridge,  b.  10  March,  1794;  d.   13  Feb.,   1845;  m.  3  Nov     1817, 
Lydia   Ball   Jewell,   b.   2    April,    1795;     d.   20   March,    1862;     res. 

St.   Albans.     Ch.:  .      ™  .„•     u 

1  Josiah   SanforcF,  b.    15    Aug.,    1818;    d.   unm.,   m   Phillipsburg, 
Can.,  10  June,  1892;    a  physician,  grad.  McGiU  ^^^ed.  Co U. 

2  Lincoln  Sumner,  b.   14  Nov.,  1821;    d.  unm.,  3  April,  1853,  m 

vi  Jonah,  b.  25  Jan.,  1797;    d.  21  July,  1799. 
vii  Paul,  b.  7  July,  1799;    d.  25  Nov.,  1803. 
vui  Elijah,  b.  31  July,  1801;    d.  16  Nov.,  1813. 
ix  Elisha,  b.  31  Oct.,  1803;    m.   (1)    15  March,  1832,  Nancy  Jemson, 
who   d.   23   March,   1845,  in   Monroe,   Mich.,  where   they   removed; 
m    (2)   20  Jan.,  1848,  Mrs.  E.  A.  Comstock,  who  d.  3  May,  1850; 
m    (3^    12  Nov.,  1854,  Orphia  S.  Curtis.     Res.  Ravenna,  O.     Ch.: 

1  Adelia\  b.   14  Dec,  1833;    m.  June,  1854,  J.  W.  Turner;    res. 
Coldwater,   Mich. 

2  Edgar,  b.  10  July,  1836;    d.  5  Sept.,  1837 

3  Sophia,  b.  12  April,  1837;    d.  13  April,  1839. 

4  Mary,  b.  16  Dec,  1838. 

5  Elenora  P.,  b.  30  June,  1840;    d.  6  Aug.,  1850. 

6  Fanny  H.,  b.  27  Jan.,   1843;    m.  Ward;    res.   Wash- 

ington,  D.  C. 

487      X  William  D.,  b.  14  Jan.,  1806. 

xi  Moses   W.,  b.   29    Feb.,   1808;     d.   2   Jan.,   1839,   with  lockjaw,   m 

Charleston,  S.  C.  ,      j    r.*    t 

xu  Lummus,  b.  24  July,  1810;    m.  Catherine  Creps,  who  d.  24  June, 

1858;    res.  Toledo,  O.     Ch.: 

1  William  B.\  b.  Sept.,  1834. 

2  Frances  L.,  m.  John  Worts;    res.  Toledo. 

3  Frederica;    4  Catherine;    5  Sarah;    6  Florence;    7  Emma,  who 
d. ;   8  Julia. 

212  SAMUEL^  son  of  Capt.  PauP  and  Eliza  (Rice)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  14  Sept.,  1762;  married  in  1787, 
Asenath,  daughter  of  Barnabas  Bailey.  He  resided  m  Berlin, 
Mass.     He  was  a  farmer  and  weaver,  and  invented  a  new  shuttle. 

Children,  born  in  Berlin: 

1  Elizabeth',  b.  5  Nov.,  1787;    d.  unm.,  27  Sept.,  1841. 
ii  Seraphine,  b.  5  June,  1789;    d.  in  Nashua,  N.  H.,  1870;    m.  Josiah 
CrosbT,  from  Scotland  to  Berlin,  where  res.  on  Dr.  Daniel  Brig- 
ham's  place,  and   d.   15  Sept.,   1866,  ae.  84.     Ch.    (Crosby),  b.  in 
Berlin : 
1  Nancy^,  d.  y. 

222     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

2  Josiah  Quincy,  b.  28  Feb.,  1830;  lost  an  arm  in  the  CivU 
War;  afterward  in  Treasury  Dept.,  Washington,  D.  C;  had 
res.  in  Stoneham,  Mass. 

3  William  H.,  b.  26  Dec,  1833;  proprietor  of  National  Hotel, 
Washington,  D.   C. 

488     iii  Barnabas,  b.  13  March,  1791. 

iv  Sophia,  b.  25  Aug.,  1796;    d.  unm.,  ae.  28. 

V  Eli,   b.    7   Aug.,   1799;     d.    1832,   probably   in   Washington,   D.   C; 
m.  Lucy  Crosby;    res.  for  a  time  in  Pittsburgh,  N.  H.     Ch.: 

1  Lucy  S.^,  m.  Andrew  Madison,  Washington,  D.  C. 

2  Lucinda;  3  Romanzo;  4  Elizabeth,  m.  ,  in  Wash- 
ington, D.  C. 

213  THOMAS^,  son  of  Capt.  PauP  and  Eliza  (Rice)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  25  Dec,  ,1765;  died  in  Berlin,' 
Mass.,  9  March,  1821;  married  6  May,  1795,  Azubah,  daughter 
of  William  Babcock;  born  15  Oct.,  1764;  died  in  Berlin,  11  Oct., 
1847.  He  was  a  farmer  and  resided  in  Berlin.  The  male  line  is 

Children,  born  in  Berlin: 

i  PauF,  Capt.  and   farmer,  b.   12  April,  1796;    d.  in  Berlin,  s,  p., 
24   June,    1869;     m.    31    Oct.,    1844,    Harriet^    (Brigham)    Phelps, 
450;     res.    on    the    homestead    of    his    father    in    Marlboro,    and 
served  in  various  town  offices  and  was,  for  years,  selectman. 
489      ii  Thomas,  b.  17  Oct.,  1797. 

iii  Sybil,  b.  10  May,  1799;    d.  unm.,  4  July,  1879. 

iv  Elizabeth,   b.    14    Feb.,    1805;     d.    s.    p.,   in    Northboro,    16    Sept., 

1873;    m.  John  F.  Newton,  who  d.  in  Northboro,  7  June,  1888 
V  Azubah,  b.  4  Oct.,  1809;    d.  1  March,  1835,  unm. 

214  POLLY  (MARY)«,  daughter  of  Col.  Timothy^  and  Lydia 
(Wood)  Brigham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  15  April,  1781;  died 
in  Richmond,  Wis.,  21  Sept.,  1862;  married  18  April,  1802,  Seth 
Hill,  born  in  Cornwall,  9  Dec,  1783;  died  in  Riclmiond,  24  Nov., 
1859.  He  was  a  deacon  in  the  Presbyterian  church.  She  moved  to 
New  York  State  and  thence  to  Richmond,  Wis. 

Children  (Hill),  the  3  younger  born  in  Danby,  N.   Y.: 

i  Sarah^    b.    5    Feb.,    1805;     d.    18    Aug.,    1884;     m.    8    Sept.,    1825, 
Stephen  Bettis  of  Buffalo,  N.  Y.    Ch.  (Bettis): 

1  Henry^,  architect  in  Buffalo. 

2  Addie,  m.  Rev,  Mr,  Taylor, 

ii  Mary,  b.  in  Hamilton,  N.  Y.,  25  April,  1807;  d.  14  Oct.,  1882; 
m.  28  Sept.,  1828,  Lyman  Bradley  of  Spencer,  N.  Y.  Ch. 
(Bradley)  : 

1  Edwin^. 

2  Augustus  L.,  dentist  in  Spencer. 

3  Chas.  E.,  Lieut,  in  the  Civil  War. 

4  Mary  A.,  m.  Dr.  T.  F,  Bliss  of  Springfield,  O, 

iii  Esther,  b.  22  Oct.,   1810;    m.  20  March,  1828,  William  Patterson 
of  Richmond,  Wis.     Ch.   (Patterson): 


1  Seth^,  of  Howard,  Kan. 

2  Martin,  who  was  in  the  Civil  War. 
3,  4  and  5,  killed  in  the  Civil  War. 

iv  Nancy,  b.  5  Aug.,  1815;    d.  16  April,  1890;    m.  John  M.  Evans 

of  AVhitewater,  Wis. 
v  Elizabeth,   b,   22   Dec,   1825;     d.    about   1880;     m.   22   Dec,    1844, 

Joseph  Prentice.     Ch.   (Prentice) : 

1  Elmina^,  m.  Terry  of  Los   Angeles,  Cal. 

2  Fred  F.,  res.  Magnolia,  Wis. 

215  GARDNER",  son  of  Lieut.  Artemas^  and  Keziah  (Rice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  20  Feb.,  1764;  married  Sarah 
Rice,  10  April,  1785;  resided  in  Northboro,  He  was  probably  a 
private  in  the  Revolution,  in  1781. 

Children,   born  in  Northboro: 
i  Betsey%  b.  29  Jan.,  1786. 

490  ii  Joel,  b.  13  Dec,  1788. 

216  JOHN*',  son  of  Lieut.  Artemas^  and  Keziah  (Rice)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  24  May,  1766;  died  in  Rochester, 
N.  Y.,  ae.  63;  married  21  March,  1790,  Lois  Fisk;  resided  Paxton, 
Worcester  County,  and  later,  moved  to  New  York  State  and  west. 

Children,   born  in  Massachusetts,  except   the   fourth  and  fifth   born  in 

i  Benjamin^  m.  Sallie  CooUdge;    no  ch.  recorded. 

491  ii  John  Swarrow,  b.  24  May,  1803. 
iii  Charles. 

iv  Sobeiski. 
V  Pulaski, 
vi  Clarissa,  m.  Aaron  Davis.     Ch.   (Davis) : 

1  Edward^,  who  d.  ae.  20. 

2  Gideon,  who  went  to  Texas  before  1861. 
vii  Maria,  m.  Jacob   Forbes.     Ch.    (Forbes) : 

1  Mary^j    2  Horace;    3  Clarissa;    4  Levi;    5  Thomas. 
vlii  Arethusa,  m.  Levi  Wright.     Ch.  (Wright)  : 
1  Charles';    2  Stephen. 
ix  Lois,  m.  Samuel  Waite.     Ch.   (Waite) : 

1  Harriet';   2  Mary;   3  Oliver. 
X  Eucla,  b.  1806;    d.  in  Somnauk,  111.,  Nov.,  1900;    m.  1831,  Alvarius 
Gage.    Ch.  (Gage): 
1  Sallie';    2  Lois;    4  Sobeiski;    5  Ellen. 

217  HENRYS  son  of  Lieut.  Artemas^  and  Keziah  (Rice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  4  Dec,  1768;  died  there  20 
Oct.,  1853;  married  (1)  1793,  Susanna  Harrington,  born  14  Feb., 
1769;  died  28  Aug.,  1805;  married  (2)  1806,  Hannah  Bride,  born 
in  1772;  died  19  Oct.,  1807,  ae.  34  yrs.  10  mos.  24  days;  married 
(3)  1816,  Betsey  Newton,  born  in  1781;  died  in  1871,  ae.  90.  The 
last  wife  resided  at  the  old  homestead  in  Northboro  until  her  death. 

224     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Child   (by  first  wife),   born   in  Northboro: 

492  i  Henry',  b.  30  Oct.,  1798. 

Child  {by  second  wife),  born  in  Northboro: 

ii  Artemas,   b.   29   June,   1806;    d.  unm.,  in  Northboro,  in   1837. 
Children  (by  third  ivife),  born  in  jSorthboro: 

ill  Charles  Edward,  b.  11   March,  1817;    died  in  Northboro,  in  1891. 

iv  Elizabeth  Newton,  b.  8  May,  1818;    unm.;    res.  at  the  homestead. 

V  Hannah  Bride,  b.  9  Sept.,  1819;    m.  George  Ball;    had  5  children; 

res.  Southboro. 
vi  Susanna  Harrington,  b.  29  Dec.    (Morse  says  "  Sept."),  1820;    m. 
19  June,  1844,  Stephen  Hunt,  Jr.,  b.  in  Northboro;    perhaps  they 
moved  to   Southboro.     Ch.    (Hunt),  b.   in   Northboro: 

1  Henry  A.\  b.   1845. 

2  Ellen  F.,  b.   1848. 

3  Frederick  S.,  b.  1849. 

4  Arthur  Briyham,  b.  19  Jan.,  1858. 

vii  Frederick  William,  b.  15  Dec,  1821 ;    d.  unm.,  in  N.,  in  1885. 

viii  Sarah  Ann,  b.  1  Dec,  1824;  m.  Jan.,  1851,  George  Emerson 
Rice,  b.  in  Marlboro,  29  May,  1818;  she  d.  and  he  m.  (2)  Nov., 
1863,  Mary  A.  Allen.     Ch.   (Rice),  b.  in  Marlboro: 

1  Mary  S.\  b.   5   Feb.,  1852. 

2  Charles  E.,  b.  16  Jan.,  1854;  d.  19  July,  1877. 

3  Sarah  E.,   b.  2  Sept.,  1857;  m.  Oct.,  1881,  Charles  H.  Sloan. 

4  Son,   b.  Aug.,  1862;  d.  12  Oct.,  1862. 

218  LOVELL%  son  of  Lieut.  Artemas^  and  Keziah  (Rice) 
Brigham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  22  Oct.,  1782;  died  in  Worces- 
ter, Mass.,  19  Feb.,  1849;  married,  1806,  Lucy,  daughter  of  Stephen 
Phelps  of  Marlboro,  Mass.,  born  20  April,  1788;  who  died.  He 
probably  married  a  second  time,  although  no  record  appears  of 
such  marriage.  He  vras  a  farmer  in  Northboro  and  is  said  to  have 
moved  to  West  Boylston,  Mass. 

Children,  probably  born  in  Northboro: 

i  Lucinda',  b.  13  Sept.,  1809;    d.  22  March,  1810. 

493  ii  Stephen  P.,  b.  11  Oct.,  1810. 

494  iii  WUliam  Russell,  b.  27  Dec,  1812. 

iv  Joseph,  b.  14  Oct,  1824;  m.  twice  in  W.  Boylston,  but  names  of 
wives  not  learned. 

219  MOSES%  son  of  Lieut.  Artemas^  and  Keziah  (Rice)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  21  April,  1786;  died  25  Nov., 
1874,  ae.  88;  married  Mary®,  daughter  of  Fortunatus  Brigham, 
(168),  born  in  Marlboro,  3  Nov.,  1783;  died  13  June,  1869-  He 
resided  in  Binghamton,  N.  Y. 

Children,  born  in  Binghamton: 
i  Eliza',  b.  7  Aug.,  1807. 

ii  Elmer  W.,  b.  29  May,  1809;  d.  in  Binghamton,  18  March,  1895; 
m.  in  1833,  Ruth  Ann  Robie,  b.  in  N.  Hampshire,  1813;  d.  in 
Binghamton,  12  March,  1899.  He  was  the  first  brick  manfr.  in 
Binghamton,  and  was  a  contractor  and  builder,  also.  He  and  his 
wife  each  lived  to  be  eighty-five  years  old.     Of  their  eleven  chil- 

Colonel    Ephraim    Brigham    Homestead,    Marlboro 


dren  eight  d.  and  we  have  no  records  of  their  names.     The  chil- 
dren who  lived  were  the  2d,  5th  and  8th,  b.  in  Binghamton: 
2  John  B.^,  res.  Portland,  Oregon. 
5  Edward  C,  res.  Portland,  Oregon. 

8  Porter  Elmer,  h.  1849;  m.  18T7,  Mary  Parker  CramhaU  of 
San  Francisco,  Cal.,  b.  1855;  he  is  a  merchant  m  Portiand, 
Oregon.     Ch.,  b.  there: 

i  George  Chase",  b.  1883;    ii  Helen  Katherine,  b.  1885. 
iii  Edward,  b.   14  April,  1811;    d.  2  Oct.,  1872;    m.    (1)   Sarah  Ann 
Tissot;  m.  (2)  Clarissa  Swain.    Ch.,  of  whom  there  were  probably 
nine,  the  names  of  five  only  being  known: 

1  Sarah  Ann^  m.  Elmer  L.  Andrews  of  Lestershire,  N.  Y.;  she 
res.   Binghamton. 

2  Charles  E.,  res.  Binghamton. 

3  Eubulus  E.,  res.  Horn  Brook,  Pa. 

4  Benjamin  F.,  res.  Horn  Brook,  Pa, 

5  Clara  E.,  m.  Bennett;    res.  Topeka,  Kan. 

iv  Fanny    E.,    b.    26    Oct.,    1812;     d.    21    Aug.,    1888;     m.    

V  Mary,  b.  16  Feb.,  1816. 
vi  Elijah    W.,    b.    21    Sept.,    1826;     in    1893    he    res.    in    Bmgham- 

ton;    m. •     Ch.: 

1  Julia  F^  b.  19  Sept.,  1851 ;  d.  13  Nov.,  1859. 

2  Frederick  8.,  b.  15  Aug.,  1858;    d.  10  June,  1902. 

3  John  L.,  b.  11  Dec,  1861 ;    d.  14  Sept.,  1901 ;    m. 

Ch.:  Ethel  L.»,  b.  18  Nov.,  1888. 

4  Harry  E.,  b.  7  March,  1872;    m. .     Ch.:    i  Bessie  L. , 

and  ii  Grace  L.,  twins,  b.  27  June,  1892, 

220  SILVANUS%  son  of  William^  and  Betsey  (Stratton)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  17  Jan,,  1774;  died  in  Lowell, 
Vt.,  7  March,  1843;  married  

Children : 
i  Perle', 

ii  Charles,  b.  in  Lowell,  Vt.,  15  Sept.,  1803;  d.  15  Aug.,  1853;  m. 
Jerusha  Dewey  (dau.  of  Asa),  b.  in  Hanover,  N.  H.,  7  Nov., 
1805;  d.  25  April,  1850;  a  farmer  in  Lowell.     Ch.,  b.  there: 

1  Ann  D?,  b.  16  May,  1827;  m.  29  April,  1847,  George  S,  Noyes, 
Architect,  Chelsea,  Vt.,  who  d.  26  Nov.,  1867;  5  children,  one, 
Mrs.  Pliny  C.  Bliss  of  No.  Lexington,  Mass. 

2  Asa  Dewey,  b.  29  Aug.,  1828;  m.  in  the  West;  a  butcher  and 
res.  Abington,  Pa.;  5  children. 

3  Harvey  S.,  b.   16  Dec,  1829;    a  butcher  in  Abington;    1   dau. 

4  Frank  A.  H.,  b.  1  Dec  1831;  m.  AngeUne  Northrup;  a  farmer 
in  Abington. 

5  Amanda  S.,  b.  16  Jan.,  1834;    d.  8  June,  1856. 

6  Charles  P.,  b.  15  May,  1837;    d.  25  Aug.,  1842. 

7  Emily  A.,  b.  24  Feb.,  1840;  drowned  15  Aug.,  1863,  with  4 

iii  Levi,  who  res.  in  Lowell,  Vt. 

221     LUCY®,    daughter    of    William^    and    Betsey     (Stratton) 
Brigham;    born    in    Northboro,    Mass,,    24    March,    1778;    died 

226     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 
;  married,  13  Oct.   1796,  Solomon  Willard  Cushman,  born 

in   Norwich,  Vt.,   10  June,   1773;  resided  in  Tunbridge,  Vt.,  and 
died  22  Dec,  1822.* 

Children   (Cushman),  born  in  Tunbridge: 

i  Marietta^  b.  30  March,  1797;    d.  21  March,  1800. 
ii  Solomon,  b.  16  April,  1799;  d.  5  Nov.,  1821. 
iii  Porter,  b.  3  Nov.,  1801;    m.  (1)  Eunice  Osgood;    m.  (2)  Asenath 

West;    7  ch. 
iv  Marilla,  b.  15  March,  1804;    unm. 
V  Ira,  b.  26  July,  1806;    d.  at  Chelsea,  Vt.,  17  May,  1850;    m.  Emily 

Adams  of   Ripton,   Vt. 
vi  Malvina,    b.    10    Dec,    1808;     m.    (1)     Benjamin    H.    Adams    of 
Tunbridge,  in  1838;    he  d.  13  Oct.,  1849;    m.  (2)  Nathaniel  Stock- 
well  of  Waitsfield,  Vt.,  in  April,  1852;    res.  Tunbridge;    4  ch. 
vii  Minerva,   b.  24   Aug.,   1811;     m.   Alvin  Ordway  of  Tunbridge,  in 

1833;    8  ch. 
viii  Dennis,  b.  24  Aug.,  1811;    unm. 
ix  Frances,  b.  28  April,  1814;    m.  Jude  Moulton  of  Tunbridge,  25 

Oct.,  1846.    2  ch. 
X  Ziba  Chapman,  b.  3  July,  1819;    m.  Laura  Quaid  of  Randolph, 
Vt.,  in  Nov.,  1848;    2  ch. 

222  STEPHEN^  son  of  Jonathan^  and  Lydia  (Stevens)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  24  Aug.,  1780;  died  in  Sheridan, 
N.  Y.,  13  Nov.,  1856;  married  in  1800,  Mary  Wilcox,  in  Madison, 
N.  Y. ;  he  removed  with  his  father,  in  1796,  to  Madison,  N.  Y. ; 
in  1817  he  moved  to  Chautauqua  County. 

Children : 

i  Willard  W.',  b.  in  Augusta,  N.  Y.,  16  July,  1802;    m.  (1)  6  Oct., 
1825,    Electa    Robinson,    who    d.    in   Dunkirk,    16    Feb.,    1853;     m. 
(2)   25  Aug.,  1853,  Louisa  C,  dau.  of  E.  R.  Thompson  of  Dun- 
kirk.    Mr.  Brigham  was  a  commission  merchant,  well  known  upon 
the  Lakes;  res.  in  Dunkirk,  s.  p. 
ii  Edward;  iii  Charlotte;  iv  Lucetta;  v  Paulina;  vi  Mary;  vii  Harriet, 
viii  William  H.,  m.  26  Dec,  1839,  Nancy  B.,  dau.  of  Cyrus  Shattuck, 
originally    from    N.    H.;     res.    in    Dunkirk;     assessor,    collector, 
mail  agent  and  prominent  man.     Ch.: 
1  Catherine  Maria?,  b.  25  June,  1845. 

223  JOHN'',  son  of  John^  and  Abigail  (Williams)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  7  Oct.,  1780;  died  in  Pomfret,  N.  Y.,  8 
Jan.,  1850;  married,  20  Feb.,  1807,  Sarah  Eaton  of  Paris,  N.  Y. 
He  resided  for  a  time  in  Paris,  now  Clinton,  N.  Y.  In  1808  he 
went  from  Madison  County  to  Chadwick  Bay,  now  Dunkirk,  N.  Y. 

Children,   all   but   the   eldest   probably   born  in  Dunkirk;    they   are   all 
deceased,  but  dates  of  death  not  known  in  each  case: 
495       1  Lodasca',  b.  in  Madison  Co.,  N.  Y.,  13  Dec,  1807. 

ii  Phebe,  b.    1809;     d.  in   Laporte,   Ind.,  29  Jan.,   1837;    m.   Curtis 
Travis;    moved  to  Indiana  about  1832;   he  m.  again.    Ch.  (Travis): 

*  Vide  Cushman  Genealogy. 


1  Eliza  Madeline^;    2  Nelson  Albert;   «  John  B.;    4  Wesley. 
iii  Walter  E.,  b.  1811;    m.   (1)   28  April,  1844,  Sophia  Bussing;    m. 
(2)   13  Feb.,  1853,  Ann  A.  Saunders.     Ch.: 

1  Laurens  Orlando^  b.  29  Jan.,  1845;    d.  unm.,  in  U.  S.  N.,  Cm! 


2  Minerva   A.,   b.    11    AprU,    1849;     m.   Shepard;     res. 

Silver  Creek,  N.  Y. 

3  Frank  W.,  b.  23  Jan.,  1854;    d.  before  1904. 

496  iv  Orlando,  b.   5   Feb.,   1813.  ^    ^      ^u 

V  Polly,  b.   1815;    m.  11  Feb.,  1835,  Moses  Luce  of  Pomfret.     Ch. 
(Luce)  : 

1  John^,  who  d. 

2  William,  m.  Clarissa  Rood ;    res.  Cassadaga,  N.  Y. 

3  Curtis,  res.  1904,  Arkwright,  N.  Y. 

4  Sarah,  m.  Charles  Spencer  of  Fowlerville,  Mich. 

5  Moses. 

6  Lodasca,  m.  Allen  Erwin  of  Sinclairville,  N.  Y. 

7  Martha,  m.  Dexter,  Cardot,  Mich. 

vi  Henry,  b.  1816;    m.  21   May,  1839,  SeUnda  Chase;    res.  Cropsey, 

lU.     Ch.:  ^  r,     ^ 

1  Julia\  b.  14  Feb.,  1844;  m.  McCullough;  had  2  ch. 

497  vii  Nabby,  b.  1818. 

viii  John  WiUiams,  b.  1820;  m.  Delacia  Perry  of  Warren  Co.,  Pa.; 
res.  Dunkirk,  where  he  was  a  member  of  the  firm  of  Brigham  & 
Brigham,  seed  merchants.     Ch.,  b.  in  Dunkirk: 

1  George  Raymond^  b.  22  Oct.,  1853;    res.  Nebraska. 

2  Daughter,  d.  y. 

498  ix  Nelson,  b.  11  June,  1822. 

X  Jackson,   b.   1824;     m.   in   Pomfret,   6   Feb.,   1849,   Maria   Balcom; 
moved  to  York,  Neb.     Ch.: 

1  Alice  J^f.^  b.  28   Feb.,   1851;    m.  Pratt;    res.  York. 

2  Charles  W.,  b.  14  Dec,  1855;  res.  York. 

3  Ida,  res.  York;    m.  . 

4  George. 

xi  Sarah,   b.   1826;     d.    abt.    1854;     m.   Nicholas    Wilson;     moved   to 
Matamora,  111.     Ch.  (Wilson) : 

1  Corwin^,  b.  7  Sept.,  1850. 

2  Marvin,  b.  22  Feb.,  1852. 

3  John  B.,  b.  22  Dec,  1853. 

xii  Almary,  b.  1830;    m.   (1)   Elijah  Plank;    m.   (2)  ChUson 

of  Topeka,  Kan. 
xiii  Harriet,  b.  1832;   m.  Nicholas  Bussing  of  Pomfret.    Ch.  (Bussing): 
1  Emma^;    2  Ahnara;    3  Sarah;    all  of  whom  died;    4  Jerome, 
d.  19  Jan.,  1904,  Chautauqua  Co.,  N.  Y.,  and  had  5  ch. 
xiv  Fanny,  b.  1833;    m.  19  Sept.,  1854,  at  Pomfret,  Ezra  MerriU;    res. 
Fairburg,  111.     Ch.  (Merrill)  : 
1  Alices  b.  20  Feb.,  1855;    2  Jay,  b.  14  Nov.,  1858;    3  Delia;    4 
Roland;    5  Vinie;    6  Forest;    7  Lee;   8  Sanford. 

224  JAMES^  son  of  John^  and  Abigail  (Williams)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  6  Nov.,  1782;  died  in  Fredonia,  N.  Y., 
31  Jan.,  1861;  married  there,  4  March,  1811,  Fanny  Risley, 
who  died  at  the  home  of  her  daughter  Philena,  in  Dunkirk,  N.  Y., 
26  Jan.,  1869. 

228     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

He  moved  to  Madisorf^  N.  Y.,  with  his  father  in  1795,  and  set- 
tled in  Fredonia.  He  assisted  in  the  erection  of  the  first  mill  and 
in  the  establishment  of  the  first  school  and  church  in  Fredonia, 
and  was  to  the  end  of  his  days  a  respected  and  influential  citizen. 
They  are  remembered  with  deep  aff"ection  by  their  few  surviving 
children  and  will  ever  be  held  in  honor  by  their  posterity. 

Children,  born  in  Fredonia: 

499  i  Fidelio  Williams',  b.  5  Dec,  1812. 

ii  Philena  Warren,  b.  13  April,  1816;  d.  in  Dunkirk,  N.  Y.,  24 
Feb.,  1886;  m.  26  Jan.,  1840,  John  Freese,  who  survived  her  only 
a  few  years.     Ch.  (Freese)  : 

1  Helen  Sophia^,  b.  22  Nov.,  1840;    m.  about  1870;    res.,  a  widow, 
Jersey  City,  N.  J. 

2  Fanny  Brigham,  b.  7  July,  1843;    d.  29  Dec,  1846. 

3  James  Brigham,  b.  15  Dec,  184—;    d.  29  Sept.,  1846. 

4  George  Brigham,  b.  7  July,  1848;    d.  13  April,  1853. 

5  Ada  Belle,  b.  26  Feb.,  1850;    res.,  with  sister,  Jersey  City. 

500  iii  Wesley  Hervey,  b.  13  May,  1819. 

iv  James  Risley,  b.  31  Jan.,  1821 ;  d.  in  Pittsburg,  26  July,  1843. 

501  v  Levi,  b.  6  Jan.,  1824. 

502  vi  George  French,  b.  18  Nov.,  1827. 

vii  Sophia  French,  b.  29  Sept.,  1830;    d.  3  Jan.,  1840. 
viii  Henry    Hanson,    b.    30    July,    1833;    unm.,    res.    in    White    River, 
Wisconsin;    a  local  agent  at  that  station  for  Wis.  Cen.  Ry.  Co. 
ix  Helen  Harriet,  b.  30  July,   1833;    d.   12  March,   1836. 

225  WALTER%  son  of  Jolin^  and  Abigail  (Williams)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  1787;  died  in  Dunkirk,  N.  Y.,  5 
Sept.,  1827;  married  in  1812,  Mary  Child,  daughter  of  William 
Dix  of  Holden,  Mass.;  born  in  Holden,  in  1790,  and  died  at  the 
home  of  her  son  Robert,  in  Amboy,  111.,  1  Nov.,  1857.  She  mar- 
ried   (2)    Mr.    Taylor   of    Ripley,    N.   Y. 

Walter  visited  England  in  1818,  and  was  at  the  manor  of  Brig- 
ham and  the  borough  of  Cockermouth  but  his  MSS.  were  lost.  After 
his  return  from  travel  abroad,  he  became  a  merchant  in  Westfield 
and  Dunkirk,  N.   Y. 

Children,  the  second  and  third  born  in  Pomfrel,  N.  7.: 

503  i  Mary  Ann%  b.  18  Dec,  1814. 

ii  Lydia  Maria,  b.  27  Oct.,   1819;  d.  unm.,  in  Spirit  Lake,  la.,  28 

March,  1901. 
iii  Robert  McMann,  b.   18  June,  1824;    m.   6  June,   1850,  Mary  Ann 

Kenyon   of  Westfield,   N.   Y.;   res.   Amboy,   111.;   d.   s.   p.   30  Jan., 

iv  Walter   Dix,   b.   21    April,    1828;   d.    unm.,   in   Dunkirk,   23   Sept., 



226     ABIGAIL®,  (or  NABBY),  daughter  of  John^  and  Abigail 
(Williams)    Brigham;    born    in    Fitzwilliam,    N.    H.;    baptized    13 

March,   1791;  died  ;  married,  25   Oct.,   1810,  Hon.    (Gen.) 

Elijah,   son  of  Elijah  and   Phoebe    (Bills)    Risley;   born   17   May, 

1787;  died ,  1869- 

He  was  a  merchant  and  very  prominent  man  of  Chautauqua 
County,  N.  Y. ;  a  member  of  Congress  in  1850-'52.  He  and  his  wife 
occupied  a  high  place  in  the  esteem  and  affections  of  the  people 
of  Fredonia,  N.  Y.,  where  they  resided,  and  where  they  celebrated 
their  54th  marriage  anniversary  in  1864. 
Children    (Risley),  born  in  Fredonia: 

1  Florilla  C.^  b.  1  Oct.,  1811;  d.  in  La  Salle,  N.  Y.,  24  June,  1874; 
m.  Chauncey  Tucker,  b.  10  Jan.,  1805;  d.  in  L.  S.,  25  April,  1874. 
Ch.     (Tucker),  b.  in  Fredonia: 

1  FlorelM,  d.  y. 

2  Henry  C,  b.  24  Oct.,  1835;  d.  7  June,  1887;  an  attorney, 
Niagara  Falls,  N.  Y. ;   m.  Clara  Warren;    6  ch. 

3  Risley,  b.  10  Oct.,  1848;  a  manufacturer;  President  Buffalo 
Envelope  Co.;  res.  s.  p.,  Buffalo;  m.  Matilda  C,  dau.  of 
Jonathan  Jewett. 

11  Hanson  Alexander,  b.  16  June,  1814;  d.  in  W.  Newton,  Mass.,  23 
Aug.,  1893;  m.  3  Dec,  1835,  Harriet  H.  Crosby,  b.  Sept.,  1816; 
d.  28  Sept.,  1868.     Ch.: 

1  George  F.\  b.  18  Oct.,  1836;    d.  17  March,  1841. 

2  Mary  C,  b.  10  March,  1838;    d.  15  March,  1841. 

3  Walter  R.,  b.  25  May,  1842;    d.  7  July,  1847. 

4  Olive  F.,  b.  15  July,  1844;  adopted  by  Hon.  William  H.  Sew- 
ard, and  assumed  name  of  Risley-Seward  in  1868;  res.  Wash- 
ington, D.   C. 

5  Harriet  D.,  b.  5  March,  1850;  m.  Alfred  Rodman  of  Dedham, 
Mass.;  1  son. 

iii  Sophronia,  b.  15  Sept.,  1816;  d.  5  Sept.,  1875;  m.  7  Feb.,  1841, 
Charles  F.  Matteson  of  Fredonia,  who  d.  April,  1882;  res. 
Fredonia.    Ch.  (Matteson),  the  3  younger  b.  in  Fredonia: 

1  Katherine^,  b.  16  Jan.,  1844. 

2  Isabelle,  b.  22  Sept.,  1851 ;    d.  Oct.,  1852. 

3  Charles  R.,  b.  29  Jan.,  1855 ;    d.  7  Feb.,  1855. 

4  Abhy  J.,  b.  29  Jan.,  1855;    d.  29  Oct.,  1858. 

Iv  Laurens  Green,  b.  27  March,  1819;  d.  Jan.,  1893;  m.  7  Jime, 
1842,  Henrietta  E.  Houghton,  b.  8  July,  1821;  d.  6  Feb.,  1897. 

1  Evelyn^  b.  26  Feb.,  1843;  d.  15  July,  1890;  m.  ^2  Nov.,  1871, 
George  H.  Stetson  of  Bangor,  Me. 

2  George  H.,  b.  13  April,  1847;  m.  24  June,  1868,  Emilie  B. 

V  DeUa,  b.  13  Oct.,  1824;  d.  Aug.,  1881;  m.  28  Dec,  1843,  Hon. 
T.  P.  Grosvenor  of  Buffalo,  who  d.  1880.     Ch.   (Grosvenor) : 

1  Ellen  D},  b.  13  May,  1845,  in  Buffalo;  d.  1  June,  1898;  m. 
28  Dec,  1868,  Milton  B.  Cushing,  Paymaster  U.  S.  A.,  who  d. 
about  1886. 

2  Charles  P.,  b.  Nov.,  1858,  in  Dunkirk;    d.  7  Jan.,  1899. 

vii  Minerva,  b.  Aug.,  1825  (Morse  says  "  1828  ")  ;  d.  in  Dunkirk,  10 
Feb.,  1897;    m.  Frank  C.  Cushing,  a  lawyer,  who  d.  Oct.,  1858. 

230     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

227  LIEUT.  JOEL%  son  of  SamueP  and  Phebe  (Davis)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Paxton,  Mass.,  12  Sept.,  1785;  died  in  Lodi,  Ohio, 
S  Oct.,  1837;  he  was  shot  through  the  abdomen  by  Indian  "  Long- 
finger,"  from  an  ambush;  married  8  Oct.,  1809,  Polly  Ann,  daugh- 
ter of  Benjamin  and  Susan  Durkee,  of  Augusta,  N.  Y.;  born  in 
Washington,  Conn.,  7  Oct.,  1786;  died  in  Lodi,  13  Sept.,  1840.  He 
was  a  Lieutenant  in  the  War  of  1812.  He  removed  from  Augusta, 
N.  Y.,  to  Dunkirk,  N.  Y.,  about  1816  and  thence  to  Lodi  in  1834. 

Children,  the  first  3  born  in  Augusta,  the  last  4  in  Dunkirk: 

504  i  Elmina%  b.  2  July,  1810. 

505  ii  Dexter,  b.  28  Oct.,  1812. 

506  iii  Winfield  Scott,  b.  30  Dec,  1814. 
50T     iv  Joel,  b.   10  Jan.,  1818. 

V  Haven,  b.  2  June,  1820;    d.  19  Feb.,  1837. 

vi  Theodore,  b.  2  Jan.,  1823;    d.  19  Aug.,  1835. 
vii  Julius,  b.  25  Aug.,  1826;    d.  26  Jan.,  1840. 

228  BARNA%  son  of  Capt.  Tilly^  and  Rachel  (Walker)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Brookfield,  Mass.,  11  Nov.,  1784;  died  4  March, 
1834;  married  Anna  Hinds  of  Prescott,  Mass.;  born  11  May,  1785; 
died  24  Aug.,   1861. 

Children,  born  in  Prescott: 

i  Bathsheba',    or   "  Basha,"   b.    18    Sept.,   1805;     d.   in    Prescott,   26 

Sept.,  1806. 
ii  Charles  F.,  b.  19  Jan.,  1807;    d.  19  Aug.,  1866;    a  book  dealer;    res. 

iii  Nehemiah  H.,  b.  13  March,  1809;    d.  18  Sept.,  1861;    res.  Prescott. 
iv  TiUy,  b.  4  Nov.,  1810;    d.  26  Sept.,  1811. 

V  Barna  Lovering,  b.  2  Feb.,  1813;    d.  21  Sept.,  1876;    a  farmer  in 
Richland,  Mich. 

vi  Henry,  b.  25  March,  1815;    d.  24  Sept.,  1837;  a  trader  in  Verona, 
vii  Marcia  A.,  b.  14  Oct.,  1817;    res.  Acme,  Mich. 

viii  Vesta  C,  b.  April,  1819;    d.  15  March,  1872;    res.  Northampton, 
ix  Frances  E.,  b.  17  July,  1821;    res.  Florence,  Mass. 
X  Mary  J.,  b.  25  July,  1823;    d.  22  Aug.,  1855,  in  Fort  Wayne,  Ind. 
xi  Lorenzo,  b.  27  March,  1825;    d.  10  Aug.,  1825. 
xii  Horatio  G.,  b.  19  July,  1827;    d.  30  July,  1830. 
xiii  Samuel  T.,  b.  4  Feb.,  1829 ;   retirel ;   res.  Florence,  Mass. 
xiv  Emory   C,  b.   24   Nov.,   1832;  d.  24  Aug.,   1895;   a  jeweler;   res. 
Florence,  Mass. 

229  JOEL^  son  of  Capt.  Tilly''  and  Rachel  (Walker)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Brookfield,  Mass.,  2  June,  1790;  died  there  about 
1866;  married  27  Feb.,  1812,  Basmath  Hamilton.  He  resided  on 
the  original  homestead  in  Brookfield,  and  engaged  in  farming. 

Children,  born  in  Brookfield: 

i  Martha  A.^  b.  27  Dec,  1813;  d.  unm.,  in  So.  Framingham,  Mass., 

20  April,  1893. 
ii  Persis  A.,  b.  24  Oct.,  1815;    d.  24  April,  1893;    m.  1837,  Timothy 
M.  Walker;    moved  to  Springfield,  in  1843,  where  he  was  a  mer- 
chant.    Ch.  (Walker): 


1  Edward  M.^ 

2  William  B.,  both  res.  in  Springfield. 

ill  JuUa  F.,  b.  3  Aug.,  181T;    m.  Henry  S.  Waterman,  who  engaged 
in  mining.     Ch.   (Waterman): 
1  Charles  H.',  b.  11  Maj,  1848;   2  Mary  A.j   3  Henry  B. 

508  iv  Jane  Elizabeth,  b.  11  July,  1819. 

V  Seraph   A.,  b.   9   Feb.,   1821 ;     res.   unm.,   So.   Frammgham,   Mass. 
vi  Tilly,  b.  1  March,  1823;    d.  unm.,  1865,  in  N.  Y.  City,  where  he 
was  with  Wade  Letter  Press  Co. 

509  vii  Salem  Tilly,  b.  17  Oct.,  1824.  ,     ,       • 
viii  Lucius   A.,  b.   10   June,   1827;     res.   unm.,   a  hardware   dealer   in 

St.  Louis.  ,  ^    ^      -,    -looA 

ix  Abbie  H.,  b.  11  Sept.,  1829;  d.  in  So.  Framingham,  2  AprU,  1884; 
m  Augustus  Richardson,  a  straw-goods  manufacturer;  b.  in 
Sterling,  Mass.,  28  Dec,  1823;  d.  5  Feb.,  1892;  res.  So.  Framing- 
ham.    Ch.  b.  there: 

1  Addie    C?,    m.    Frederick    P.    Stearns    of    Dorchester,    Mass., 
who  d.  1905.    Ch.:   i  Herbert";    ii  Ralph. 

2  Ella  M.,  m.  Frank  H.  Fales;    res.  s.  p..  So.  Framingham. 

3  Herbert  A.,  m.  Albina  C.  Jacobs;    res.  s.  p..  So.  Framingham. 

4  Kate  E. 

5  Fred  W. 

X  Mary  A.,  b.  20  May,  1831;    d.  7  Dec,  1848. 

xl  Joseph  W.,  b.  11  Dec,  1834;    m.  Juliana  Hyde;    res.  on  the  old 
homestead  in  Brookfield.     Ch.: 
1  Alfred^;    2  Lucius. 

230  JAMES%  son  of  Elislia^  and  Patience  (Walker)  Brigham; 
born  in  Brookfield,  Mass.,  22  Feb.,  1783;  died  in  Richford,  Vt., 
31  Oct.,  1866;  married  24  March,  1814,  Marcia  Hastings  of  West 
Richford;  born  3  Nov.,  1792;  died  in  Richford,  5  June,  1879-  He 
resided  in  West   Richford. 

Children : 

i  Infants^  twin  girls;    d,  at  birth. 

ii  Lucie  E.,  b.  14  Feb.,  1816;  d.  17  July,  1902;  m.  9  Dec  1840, 
Henry   Branch,   who   d.   26   Feb.,   1869;     res.   Berkshire,   Vt.     Ch. 

(Branch):  ,       „      ^  t,     i    u- 

1  Viola  E?,  b.  11  Aug.,  1842;    m.  Peter  Rockwell  of  Berkshire. 

2  Mary  E.,  b.  24  May,  1844;    m.  Charles  Brainard  of  Berkshire, 
iii  Laura  H.,  b.  26  Oct.,  1817;    d.  unm.,  17  Sept.,  1900,  ae.  82. 

iv  Nancy  M.,  b.  11  Sept.,  1819;  d.  27  Dec,  1853;  m.  2  March,  1853, 
Ambrose  Sikes ;   res.  Payson,  111. 

510  V  Bostwick,  b.  Brookfield,  Mass.,  6  Aug.,  1821. 

vi  Alfred  (Rev.),  b.  in  Brookfield,  27  Nov.,  1823;  d.  in  Newark 
Valley,  N.  Y.,  21  Sept.,  1896;  m.  15  June,  1853,  Fanny  P.  Tinker 
of  Concord,  N.  H.,  who  d.  27  Oct.,  1901.    Ch.: 

1  William  F.\  b.  2  April,  1854;    d.  18  June,  1876. 

2  Mattie,  b.  29  Oct.,  1858;    d.  s.  p.,  21  Oct.,  1891;    m.  17  June, 
1884,   Melville  D.   Cameron. 

3  Lottie,  b.  July,  1861 ;    d.  21  Sept.,  1869. 

4  Minnie,  b.  April,  1863;    d.  24  Aug.,  1872. 

vii  Elizabeth,  b.  6  Sept.,  1825;  m.  in  W.  Brookfield,  in  1869,  Calvin 
E.  Gilbert,  who  d.  s.  p.,  30  Oct.,  1901. 

511  viii  James  E.,  b.  in  Caroline,  N.  Y.,  17  July,  1827. 

232     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY  ■ 

ix  Marcia  A.,  b.  4  Nov.,  1829;    d.  24  Feb.,  1850. 
X  Rebecca  K.,  b.  13  Nov.,  1832;    d.  26  Oct.,  1846. 

231  SILVANUS%  son  of  Elisha^  and  Patience  (Walker)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Brookfield,  Mass.,  80  July,  1785;  married  1  Dec, 
1808,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Elisha  Rice  of  Brookfield;  born  17  Sept., 
1790.  He  was  in  the  War  of  1812,  and  went  from  Brookfield  to 
Boston.     He  resided  on  part  of  the  old  homestead  in  Brookfield. 

Children,  born  in  Brookfield: 

i  Lucy    Rice%    b.    26    April,    1809;     m.    (1)    George    Old;     m.    (2) 

Columbus  Rice;    d.  in  B.,  s.  p.,  9  Oct.,  1882. 
ii  Emeline,    b.    22    Feb.,    1811;     m.    Dexter    Nichols    of    Sturbridge, 
Mass.     Ch.   (Nichols),  b.  in  Sturbridge: 

1  Henry   W.^,  m.  Maynard.     Ch.:     i  Maynard  D.*,  res. 

California;    has   1   boy;    ii   Homer;    iii  Walter;    iv  John;    all 
res.  Sturbridge  and  have  families. 

2  Sarah  E.,  m.   Farnum   Southwick.     Ch.    (Southwick) :    Myron% 
who  res.  Warren,  Mass.,  and  has  5  ch. 

iii  Amanda,  b.  11  Jan.,  1813;    m.  Calvin  A.  Davis,  who  d.  in  Brook- 
field.    Ch.  (Davis): 

1  Frederick^,  d. 

2  Ellen,  d. 

iv  James  Sullivan,  b.  3  Aug.,  1814;    d.  7  Feb.,  1815. 

512  V  Alexander,  b.  10  Nov.,  1815. 

vi  Charles  Lewis,  b.  14  Nov.,  1817;    d.  in  Brookfield,  17  July,  1864; 
m.  Betsey  S.  Harwood,  and  res.  there.     Ch.: 

1  John  H?,  b.  20  Feb.,  1857;    d.  28  Aug.,  1864. 

2  Frank  T.,  b.  21  Jan.,  1860;    d.  1  Aug.,  1864. 

vii  Frederick,  b.  28  Oct.,  1819;    d.;    m.  Eliza  J.  Hobbs;    res.  Warren, 
Mass.     Ch. : 
1  Lticy  J.^,  who  m.  J.  M.  Drake;    s.  p. 
viu  Sarah,  b.  16  Feb.,  1822;    d.  ibid. 
ix  John  G.,  b.  18  Aug.,  1823;    d.  22  Jan.,  1849,  unm. 
X  Seth,  b.  8  April,  1828;    d.  unm.,  4  Oct.,  1876;    he  was  a  cripple, 
and  assisted  Rev.  Abner  Morse  in  his  work. 

232  DR.  SAMUEL^  son  of  John^  and  Zerviah  (Rice)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Phillipston,  Mass.,  l6  Jan.,  1782;  died  in  Bainbridge, 
O.,  29  July,  1848;  married  (1)  Lucy  Churchill;  married  (2)  PoUy 
Wood;  born  17  Jan.,  1792;  died  in  1838;  her  father  was  a  captain 
in  the  Revolutionary  War. 

Samuel  resided  at  Bangor,  N.  Y.,  and  then  went  west.  He  was 
a  physician  and  surgeon,  and  musical,  being  considered  a  fine  violin- 
ist.    Several  of  his  descendants  inherited  his  musical  gifts. 

Children  {all  by  second  wife),  10  were  born,  but  only  5  lived;  the  3 
younger  b.  in  Bangor,  N.  Y.: 

513  i  SamueF,  b.  in  Malone,  N.  Y.,  8  May,  1817. 

ii  Lucy  Churchill,  b.  in  N.  Y.  State,  31  July,  1822;    d.  1  Nov.,  1892; 
m.  31  Dec,  1845,  Benjamin  Sweet  of  Ohio.    Ch.  (Sweet)  : 
1  Alcesta\  b.  in  Bainbridge,  O.,  3  Aug.,   1848;    m.   (1)   24  Oct., 
1867,  Nathan  Phinney,  who  d.  5  July,  1876;    m.   (2)   28  Nov., 
1881,  Franklin  S.  Morris  of  Munroe,  O. 


2  Leora,   b.    29    June,    1852;     m.    12    Jan.,    1905,    Frank    Russell, 
whose  first  wife  was  Emily  A.  Brigham,  dau.  of  513. 
lii  Polly  Wood,  b.   in   1824;    d.   11   Dec,   1893;    m.   in   1844,  "William 
R.  Hatch  of  Berlin  Heights,  O.;    a  sailor.     Ch.  (Hatch): 

1  William  E?,  b.  15  Sept.,  1845. 

2  Arabella  Z.,  b.  25  Sept.,  1849;  m.  15  Oct.,  1871,  Marion 
Sprowl,  who  d.  13  April,  1894.  Ch.  (Sprowl) :  i  Hallie  J.', 
b.  10  July,  1874;  m.  May,  1897,  Ada  Karcher;  ii  Francis  L., 
b.  10  April,  1881;  m.  Oct.,  1901,  Ada  Willinger;  iii  Rena  B.,  b. 
19  July,  1887;    m.  March,  1902,  Alonzo  Goodsite. 

3  Alice  E.,  b.  6  Jan.,  1854;  m.  22  March,  1874,  Alfred  L. 
Dickinson.     Ch.  (Dickinson) :    Marian  A.%  b.  15  Sept.,  1880. 

iv  Benjamin  Franklin,  b.  7  Aug.,  1827;  d.  in  Pleasantville,  la., 
where  he  res.  19  Aug.,  1905;  m.  Clara  J.  Elliot,  23  April,  1863; 
5  children  were  born,  aU  dying  young.  He  was  a  farmer.  His 
death  leaves  Mrs.  Price,  his  sister,  the  last  of  her  family. 

V  Abigail  Rudd,  b.  in  1833;  m.  23  Oct.,  1855,  Thomas  Price  of 
Huron,  O.,  who  d.  s.  p.,  27  May,  1870;  he  was  a  great  sportsman; 
res.  in  Chagrin  Falls,  O.,  where  she  now  lives  (1905).  She  has 
taken  a  great  interest  in  the  Brigham  Family  History,  and  has 
furnished  a  large  number  of  records  of  the  line. 

233  JOHN*^,  son  of  SamueP  and  Rachel  (Underwood)  Brig- 
ham, born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  22  March,  1788;  died  1  May,  1853; 
married  14  Aug.,  1808,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Abraham  Fay  of  North- 
boro,  Mass.,  who  died  25  March,  1869,  «•  82. 

Children,  born  in  Shrewsbury: 

i  Samuel  Augustus',  b.   18  Feb.,  1809;    d.  Oct.,  1846;    m.  Daphne 
Leggett,  who  m.    (2)    Nathaniel  Green.     Ch.: 
1  Susan  A?,  b.   1845;    d.  1846. 
ii  Abraham   Fay,  b.  3  March,   1810;    d.   at  home  of  his   dau.,  Mrs. 
Coburn,  in  Shrewsbury,  21   Aug.,   1889;    m.  13  June,   1850,  Sarah 
Wingate,  who  d.  2Q  Sept.,  1865,  ae.  44.     Ch.,  b.  in  Shrewsbury: 

1  Eliza  Jane%  b.  8  July,  1851 ;  m.  2  Oct.,  1871,  Henry  L.  Coburn, 
who  d. ;  she  res.,  a  widow,  in  Shrewsbury.  Ch.  (Coburn):  i 
Walter";    ii  Frank;    both  d.  y. 

2  May  Fay,  b.  30  Jan.,  1854;  m.  31  Aug.,  1870,  Lozano  C. 
Knowlton;  res.  Shrewsbury.  Ch.  (Knowlton) :  Helen  B.*, 
b.  1  May,  1886. 

3  George  Edward,  b.  4  June,  1856;  m.  19  May,  1880,  Helen  A. 
Hicks;  res.  Shrewsbury.  Ch.:  i  Flora  A.',  b.  1  July,  1881; 
ii  Walter  E.,  b.  2  Oct.,  1882. 

4  Dexter  E.,  b.  9  May,  1859. 

iii  Abigail  Martyn,  b.  4  Feb.,  1812;    d.  24  Jan.,  1885;    m.  (1)  James 
V?  ■^-  Green  of  MiUbury,  Mass.,  who  d.   1844,  ae.  37;    m.    (2)    Capt. 
Leander  Sawyer,  who  d.  1882,  ae.  74.     Ch.   (Green) : 
1  James^;    2  Sarah;    3  Marion;    all  d.  y. 

4  Henry  A.,h.  7  Sept.,  1841;  m.  Fannie  M.  Gates.  Ch.:  i  Alice'; 
ii  Albert;    iii  Marion;    iv  Florence;    v  Cora. 

Ch.   (Sawyer)  : 

5  Abigail,  b.  28  April,  1852;    she  m.  and  d. 

iv  John,  b.  29  June,  1818;    d.  probably  unm.,  Nov.,  1838. 

V  Charles  Taylor,  b.  14  Oct.,  1826;    d.  unm.,  4  March,  1861. 

234,     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

234  LIEUT.  NATHANIEL%  son  of  David^  and  Martha 
(Chamberlain)  Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  27  July, 
1769;  died  20  May,  1846;  married  21  Nov.,  1799,  Sarah,  daugh- 
ter of  John  Mason,  who  moved  from  Medfield  to  Shrewsbury;  she 
died  14  April,  1843.  He  moved  from  Shrewsbury  to  West  Boyl- 
ston,  Mass. 

Children,  the  3  elder  born  in  Shrewsbury,  the  others  in  W.  Boylston: 

514  i  Luther',  b.  10  Oct.,  1800. 

515  ii  Calvin,  b.  23  May,  1803. 

516  iii  John  Mason,  b.  36  March,  1808. 

517  iv  Henry  Harding,  b.  31  June,  1814. 

235  EDMUND  TROWBRIDGE^,  son  of  David^  and  Martha 
(Chamberlain)  Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  9  March, 
1771;  died  in  Shrewsbury,  28  Feb.,  1858;  married  Elizabeth  or 
Lucy  Davis,  of  Ware,  Mass.;  she  died  at  Shrewsbury,  4  May, 
1853.   He  resided   in   Shrewsbury. 

Children,  the  eldest  born  in  Westboro,  the  second  in  Shrewsbury : 

i  Elijah  Augustus^  b.  30  June,  1804;    moved  to  Philadelphia,  where 
d.    37   Jan.,    1889;     m.    17    May,    1835,    Elizabeth,    dau.    of    Thos. 
Witherby,  Jr.;    who  d.  9  July,  1869.     Ch.: 
1  Susan  Elizabeth^  b.  36  July,  1836;    d.  15  Nov.,  1870;    m.  Dr. 
Levi   Curtis    of   Philadelphia, 
ii  David  Trowbridge,  b.   6  Aug.,   1806;    a  lawyer  in  Worcester;    m. 
24  Nov.,  1831,  Ann  M.  Peck;    he  d.  s.  p.,  in  Keokuk,  la.,  9  July, 
1865;  was  grad.  Union  Coll.,  A.  B.,  1839,  P.  B.  K.;  res.  for  a  time 
at  Alton,  111.;    was  a  member  of  the  Iowa  Senate. 

236  PRESCOTT%  son  of  David^  and  Martha  (Chamberlain) 
Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  8  March,  1780;  died  28  May, 
1862;  married  6  April,  1814,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Gideon  Rider 
of  Shrewsbury;  born  m  Shrewsbury,  24  July,  1788;  died  l6  Oct., 
1846.  He  resided  in  Shrewsbury,  and  removed  to  Blue  Mounds, 
Wisconsin,  in  1838. 


i  Ebenezer   Prescotr,   b.   8   Sept.,   1818;     m.   in    1838,   Lucy   Gibbs; 
res.  in  California.     Ch.:  1  Clarissa  Damon,  b.  17  March,  1839;  m. 
H.  A.  Goodell,  and  d.  s.  p.  soon  after, 
ii  Martha  Chamberlain,  b.  16  Dec,  1833;  m.  28  May,  1842,  Thomas 
B.  Cowles  of  Sauk  Co.,  Wisconsin. 

237  MERCY%  daughter  of  David^  and  Martha  (Chamberlain) 
Brigham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  21  March,  1784;  died  12 
Oct.,  1867;  married  John,  son  of  Gideon  Rider,  of  Shrewsbury; 
descended  from  George  Barbour,  the  emigrant;  he  was  born  in 
Hopkinton,  Mass.,  27  Jan.,  1786;  died  in  Phillipston,  Mass.,  17 
Jan.,  1862.     They  moved  to  Phillipston  about  1820. 


Children   (Rider),  the  6  eldest   born  in  Shrewsbury,  the  3  youngest  m 

i  Ann%  b.  4  July,  1806;  d.  19  Sept.,  1829;  m.  21  July,  1825,  Rev. 
(Hon.)  Charles  Hudson,  b.  in  Marlboro,  14  Nov.,  1795;  d.  4  May, 
1881;  a  soldier  of  the  War  of  1813;  was  a  well-known  historian  of 
towns  of  Massachusetts,  notably  that  of  Marlboro;  was  in  both 
branches  of  the  Mass.  Legislature  many  years,  and  also  in  Con- 
gress.    Ch.   (Hudson),  b.  in  Westminster: 

1  Harriet  W.^  b.  18  Aug.,  1827;    d.  26  July,  1828. 

2  Harriet  A.,  b.  13  Sept.,  1829;  d.  26  Sept.,  1875;  m,  Henry  M., 
son  of  Rev.  Stephen  I.  Smith;  res.  in  Chicago  for  more  than 
20  years;  was  one  of  the  editors  of  the  Chicago  Tribune;  also 
editor  in  Washington  and  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. ;    4  ch. 

li  Martha  Brigham,  b.  15  June,  1808;  d.  11  Jan.,  1888;  m.  (second 
wife),  14  May,  1830,  Rev.  (Hon.)  Charles  Hudson,  whose  first 
wife  was  her  sister   Ann.     Ch.    (Hudson),  b.  in  Westminster: 

1  Martha  Brigham\  b.  10  April,  1832;    d.  25  April,  1832. 

2  Charles  H.,  b.  10  July,  1833;  m.  Frances  H.,  dau.  of  John 
Miller  Nichols;  was  grad.  from  Harvard  Univ.,  1855;  has  been 
Supt.,  Chief  Engineer  and  Gen.  Manager  on  several  southern 
R.   R.'s;    5  ch. 

3  (Col.)  John  W.,  b.  10  July,  1836;  d.  s.  p.,  1  June,  1872;  m. 
Sophia  W.,  dau.  of  Edward  Mellen  of  Wayland,  Mass.;  was 
grad.  from  Harvard  Univ.,  1856;  a  lawyer  in  Boston;  served  3 
years  with  35th  Regt.,  Mass.  Vol.,  Army  of  the  Potomac,  and 
was  Lieut.  Col.     Resided  in  Lexington. 

4  Mary  E.,  b.  31   March,  1839;    res.  Lexington,  Mass.,  unm. 

iii  Marion,  b.  27  Sept.,  1810;    m.  4  April,  1839,  Charles,  son  of  Maj. 

Holland   Forbes   of   Westboro   and   Royalston,  Mass.;    had   7   ch., 

6  d.  y. 
iv  John,  b.  28  Feb.,  1813;    d.  9  Sept.,  1893;    m.  1  Jan.,  1839,  Lydia, 

dau.   of  John  Johnson;    moved   from   Petersham,   Mass.,   to  Blue 

Mounds,  Wis.,  1847;  served  as  assessor  continually  and  as  member 

of  the  school  board;    6  ch. 
v  Otis,  b.  12  Aug.,  1815;   (spelled  his  name  with  a  "y  ");  d.  6  June, 

1897;    m.  5  April,  1838,  Susan,  dau.  of  John  Mann;    res.  Lawton, 

Mich.;    7  ch. 
vi  Jonas,   b.   26    Aug.,   1818;     d.    10   March,    1868,   in   Barre,   Mass.; 

m.    Nancy,   dau.    of   Charles   and   Lucy    (Howe)    Rice   of   Barre. 

Ch.   (Rider): 

1  Caroline  Augusta^,  b.  3  Aug.,  1843;  d.  unm.,  in  No.  Grafton, 
Mass.,  20  July,  1904. 

2  Ella  Jane,  b.  4  July,  1850;    res.  unm.,  in  Worcester. 

3  Emma  Josephine,  b.  4  Oct.,  1852;  m.  Charles  A.  Hancock; 
res.  Barre;    6  ch. 

vii  Theodore  S.,  b.  27  Jan.,  1821;  d.  21  May,  1873;  m.  (1)  2  April, 
1844,  Rhoda,  dau.  of  Capt.  Jesse  Forristall  of  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.; 
m.  (2)  2  April,  1846,  Mrs.  Lucy  (Crittenden)  Carr;  3  ch.,  by 
1st  wife, 
viii  Susan  Dennis,  b.  5  April,  1825;  m.  3  Jan.,  1849,  Jonathan  Bart- 
lett  Ackermann  of  Rye,  N.  H.;  res.  Derry,  N.  H.;  2  ch, 
ix  Charles  (spells  his  name  with  a  "y"),  b.  4  Aug.,  1829;  m.  27 
March,  1851,  Martha  A.,  dau.  of  Daniel  Matthews;    6  ch. 

236     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

238  DAVID",  son  of  David^  and  Martha  (Chamberlain)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  15  Aug.,  1786;  died  in  Madison, 
Wis.,  16  Aug.,  1843;  married  in  Greenfield,  Mass.,  6  July,  1819, 
Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Jerome  Ripley  of  Greenfield  ;''she  died  in 
Madison,  3  Nov.,  1879,  se.  86.  He  received  the  degree  of  A.  B.  at 
Harvard  College,  1810;  became  a  tutor  in  Bowdoin  College,  where 
in  1815  he  received  the  degree  of  Hon.  A.  M.  He  read  law  and  in 
1818  was  established  in  Greenfield.  Earlier  he  resided  in  Shrews- 
bury, Mass.,  and  also  in  Fitchburg.     He  moved  to  Madison  in  1839. 

Children : 
518       1  Jerome  Ripley",  b.  1  July,  1835. 

u  Marianne  Elizabeth,  b.  io  July,  1828;  m.  10  April,  1849,  Horace 
G.  Bliss;  they  res.  Madison  and  then  moved  to  St.  Paul,  Minn. 
Ch.  (Bliss): 

1  Brigham^,  who  was  with  the  First  Nat.  Bank  of  St.  Paul  for 
20  years;    m.  Carrie  Kellogg.    Ch.:    Julia". 

2  Mary  F.,  d.  y. 

239  LYDIA'',  daughter  of  Lieut.  Levi^  and  Tabitha  (Hardy) 
Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  24  Aug.,  1772;  died  in  F., 
23  Nov.,  1833;  married  8  Sept.,  1795,  Elijah,  son  of  Samuel 
Phillips  of  Athol,  Mass.;  born  in  Athol,  23  Jan.,  1764;  moved  to 
Fitzwilliam  about  1790,  where  he  died  4  May,   1841. 

Children  (Phillips),  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 

1  Belinda^  b.  20  May,  1796;    d.  13  Aug.,  1798. 
ii  Lucy,  b.  14  Jan.,  1798;    d.  4  Oct.,  1805. 
iii  Elijah,  b.  6  April,  1800;    d.  26  Sept.,  1805. 

iv  (Dea.)  Rufus  Brigham,  b.  7  June,  1802;  d.  5  Feb.,  1882;  m.  6 
April,  1826,  Mary,  dau.  of  Dea.  John  Woodward;  b.  8  March, 
1799;    d.  29  May,  1870.     Ch.: 

1  Susan  M?,  m.  Charles  Taft. 

2  Edward  P. 

3  Mari/,  m.  Chester  Marsh  of  Windsor,  Vt. 

v  Maria,  b.  20  July,  1804;    d.  unm.,  30  Oct.,  1821. 
vi  Gardner,   b.    27    Nov.,    1806;     d.   23   Dec,    1869;     m.    (1)    Fanny 
Whitman,  who  d.  s.  p.;   m.  (2)  Pamelia  Carpenter  of  Westminster, 
Vt.     Ch.: 

1  Julia  A.',  b.  in  Keene,  N.  H.,  13  Nov.,  1840;    m.  Albert  Cooper 
of  Allston,  Mass;    4  ch. 

2  Hattie  8.,  b.  in  Keene,  27  Oct.,  1842;    m.  Alfred  P.  Ranney  of 
Westminster;    s.  p. 

3  Fannie  M.,  b.  12  Feb.,  1845. 

4  Eliza  J.,  b.  in  Walpole,   N.   H.,   15  June,  1847;    d.   16  Sept, 

5  John  G.,  b.  24  Dec,  1850;    m.,  s.  p. 

6  Lydia  D.,  h.  in  Westminster,  9  Dec,  1856;    d.  9  May,  1858. 

7  Herbert,  m. ;    4  ch. 

vii  Elijah,  b.  11  April,  1809;  killed  by  Indians  in  Bureau  Co.,  111., 
18   June,   1832. 


viii  Almond,  b.  9  Oct.,  1811;  d.  3  Sept.,  1879;  m.  6  Oct.,  1839,  Kezia 
A.,  dau.  of  John  J.  Allen;  b.  21  Jan.,  1815;  d.  10  Sept.,  1877; 
moved  to  Marlboro,  Mass.     Ch.  b.  in  Fitzwilliam: 

1  Ella  F.^  b.  28  Dec,  1840;  m.  Frederick  J.  Potter  of  Quincy, 
111.;    res.  Allston,  Mass.;    1  ch. 

2  Henry  S.,  b.  20  March,  1844;    d.  17  Feb.,  1847. 

3  (Dr.)  Leslie  A.,  b.  19  Aug.,  1847;  d,  3  April,  1896;  res.  Boston. 

4  Anna  M.,  b.  31  May,  1850;  m.  George  R.  Leland  of  Worcester, 
Mass.;   2  ch. 

■      ix  Levi,  b.  30  Jan.,  1814;    d.  18  March,  1865;    m.   (1)   26  Oct.,  1835, 
Submit,   dau.   of  Emory   Taft;     b.   1812;    d.   Dec,   1860;    m.    (2) 
Mary,  dau.  of  Henry  Shirley.     Ch. : 
1  Helen^;   2  George  H.;   3  Elmer  E.,  Principal  Park  Col.  School, 
N.  Y.  City;    4  Lewis;    5  Herbert;    6  Harriet. 
X  Winslow,   b.    19   Jan.,    1817;     m.   21    April,    1847,   Susan,    dau.    of 
Hyman  Bent;    b.  30  Dec,  1825.     Ch.: 

1  Herbert   W.^ 

2  Arthur  L.,  b.  7  Sept.,  1854;  m.  7  Oct.,  1878,  Hattie  Marie 
Keith,  b.  9  July,  1858;    res.  Winchendon,  Mass.;    2  ch. 

3  Chester  H.,  b.  27  May,  1868;  m.  20  April,  1892,  Anna  May- 
Merrill  of  Plymouth,  N,  H.,  b.  12  Jan.,  1868;  res.  Fitzwilliam; 
1  ch. 

4  Wilbur  H, 

240  CAPT.  JOSEPH%  son  of  Lieut.  Levi^  and  Tabitha 
(Hardy)  Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  2  June,  1774;  died 
in  F.,  19  July,  1846;  married  28  April,  1803,  Polly,  daughter  of 
Francis  and  Sarah  (Fisher)  Perry  Fullam;  born  7  Jan.,  1779; 
died  29  Sept.,  1861. 

He  was  selectman  in  Fitzwilliam  1805-'07,  1811-'19,  1826-'30; 
Representative,  1831  and  1832;  Captain  of  the  Artillery  Co.  He 
was    a    farmer    and    removed   to    Dover,    111.,    1832. 

Children,  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 

i  Belinda",  b.  28  Feb.,  1804;    d.  11  July,  1812. 
ii  Rufus,  b.  2  May,  1805;    d.  28  June,  1812. 

519  iii  Silvester,  b.  17  June,  1807. 

iv  Mary,  b.  23  March,  1809;    d.  8  July,  1812. 

v  Lucy,  b.  16  June,  1811;  living  in  1893;  m.  25  May,  1834,  David 
Chase,  b.  in  Royalston,  Mass.,  30  April,  1811;  d.  1  July,  1882; 
was  a  farmer  in  Dover,  111.     Ch.   (Chase),  b.  in  Dover: 

1  Lucy  A.^,  b.  10  April,  1840;    d.  1880;    m.  Oscar  Mead  of  Dover. 

2  David  Warren,  h.  11  Jan.,  1844;  m.  Mary  A.  Codington;  a 
farmer  in  Dover. 

3  Mary  E.,  b.  30  Oct.,  1849 ;   m.  Arthur  Trueitt  in  Dover, 
vi  Polly,  b.  2  Nov.,  1813 ;    res.  Princeton,  111. 

vii  Nancy,  b.   6  June,   1816;    d.   Oct.,   1851. 
viii  Eliza,  b.  31  Aug.,  1818;    d.  23  Sept.,  1863. 

520  ix  Joseph  H.,  b.  31  Jan.,  1823. 

241  HANNAH%  daughter  of  Lieut.  Levi''  and  Tabitha 
(Hardy)  Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  12  March,  1777; 
died  27  Oct.,   1845;   married  in   Fitzwilliam,   1    July,   1802,   Capt. 

238     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

William  Fisher,  son  of  David  and  Sarah  (Fisher)  Perry;  born  in 
Fitzwilliam,  9  Feb.,  1776;  died  18  March,  1871,  ae.  95.  He  was 
prominent  in  obtaining  the  charter  for  the  Fitzwilliam  Artillery 
Co.,  in  1807,  when  the  contest  was  close  between  Fitzwilliam  and 

Children  (Perry),  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 
i  Infant^  d.  19  Sept.,  1803. 
11  David,  b.  14  Oct.,  1804;    d.  1  Oct.,  1812. 
iii  Infant,  b.  2T  Nov.,  1806;   d.  4  Dec,  1806. 
iv  Sally,  b.  30  Oct.,  1807;    d.  23  Oct.,  1812. 
V  Tabitha,  b.  6  Dec,  1809;    d.  12  Oct.,  1812. 

vl  William,  b.  9  Jan.,  1812;  d.  in  Boston,  25  May,  1863;  m.  30  May, 
1841,  Harriet,  dau.  of  William  and  Elizabeth  (Lennett)  Springer 
of  Gardner,  Me.,  b.  16  July,  1816;  d.  8  Jan.,  1903;  he  res.  Boston. 

1  Edgar  TF.^  b.  30  March,  1842;    d.  27  April,  1842. 

2  Hannah  E.,  b.  20  June,  1843;  m.  George  A.  Smith  of  Boston; 
res.  Boston;    2  ch. 

3  Maria  M.,  b.  5  April,  1845;    d.  11  April,  1845. 

4  William  H.,  b.  11  Oct.,  1847;  served  in  the  Civil  War,  42d 
Reg.  Mass.  Vols.;  d.  in  Boston,  of  disease  contracted  in  the 
army,   11   Nov.,  1864. 

5  Sarah  E.,  b.  11  Nov.,  1853  (another  record  says  "4  Dec, 
1854  ") ;  m.  in  Boston,  8  Oct.,  1885,  Warren  S.  Locke  of  Lan- 
caster, Mass.,  b.   10  June,  1853;    res.  Providence,  R.  I. ;    4  ch. 

6  Frederick  G.,  b.  13  Jan.,  1858;  d.  Oct.,  1890;  m.  10  Dec,  1884, 
Annie  E.  Mosely;  was  grad.  Harvard  Univ.,  1879;  2  ch. 

vii  David,  b.  4  May,  1814;  d.  8  Feb.,  1895;  m.  4  May,  1847,  Sophia, 
dau.  of  Nathaniel  Keniston  of  Gardner,  Me.;  b.  11  July,  1821; 
d.  16  March,  1872;  he  kept  a  hotel  in  FitzwiUiam,  and  moved 
to  Weston,  Mass.,  1866,  where  engaged  in  farming.     Ch.: 

1  Infant,  b.  28  Feb.,  1848;    d.  29  Feb.,  1848. 

2  Frank  D.,  b.  24  April,  1849;  m.  28  April,  1890,  Sarah  E.  Cox 
of  Gardner,  Me.,  b.  30  May,  1848;    res.  s.  p.,  Gardner. 

3  Hattie  8.,  b.  23  Jan.,  1852;    res.  unm.,  Weston. 

4  George  S.,  b.  14  Nov.,  1855;  d.  s.  p.,  10  July,  1904;  m.  9  Oct., 
1883,  Charlotte  Johnson. 

5  Henry  W.,  b.  15  July,  1857;  m.  5  June,  1890,  Mary  Eloise, 
dau.  of  John  H.  Drew  of  Farmingdale,  Me.;  b.  7  Oct.,  1861; 
res.  Sharon,  Mass.;   4  ch. 

viii  Sarah,  b.  16  July,  1816;    d.  unm.,  23  March,  1903. 
ix  Charles,  b.  22  Nov.,  1818;    d.  23  Feb.,   1901;    m.  31   March,  1847, 
Maria,  dau.  of  Calvin  and  Deborah   (Brewer)   Bemis  of  Swanzey, 
N.   H.;    b.   24   Jan.,    1826;     d.   2   Sept.,   1903;     res.,   a   farmer,   in 
Fitzvi'illiam.     Ch.: 

1  Calvin  Brigham^,  b.  27  Jan.,  1848;  m.  in  FitzwiUiam,  10  Nov., 
1870,  Julia  E.,  dau.  of  Abner  and  Elizabeth  (Bailey)  Gage  of 
Fitzwilliam;  b.  27  Nov.,  1846;  he  res.  Keene,  N.  H.,  where  in 
the  granite,  R.  E.  and  Ins.  business.  Ch.:  i  William  Fisher"; 
ii  Walter  Gage. 

2  Charles  William,  b.  3  March,  1855;  killed  instantly  22  Oct^ 
1879,  by  the  kick  of  a  horse. 


242  LEVI%  son  of  Lieut.  Levi^  and  Tabitha  (Hardy)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  29  Dec,  1779;  died  in  Boston, 
Mass.,  20  Oct.,  1826;  married  6  Feb.,  1821,  Nancy  H.  Ayer,  of 
Concord,  N.  H.;  born  22  Sept.,  1793;  died  9  June,  1835. 

He  was  an  architect,  and  assisted  in  building  the  New  Hamp- 
shire State  House  and  also  the  Quincy  Market,  in  Boston.  He  is 
interred  xmder  Saint  Paul's  Church,  Tremont  Street,  Boston. 

Children,  born  in  Concord,  N.  H.: 

i  Levi%  b,  3  May,  1822;  d.  1  Oct.,  1843;  grad.  from  Dartmouth 
CoUege  in  1843;  was  a  private  tutor  at  Port  Tobacco,  Md.,  where 
li  Susan  Ann,  b.  25  June,  1825;  d.  in  Concord,  10  May,  1863;  m.  27 
Sept.,  1849,  Col.  John  H.  George  of  Concord,  b.  20  Nov.,  1824;  d.  6 
Feb.,  1888;    a  lawyer  of  Concord.     Ch.  (George): 

1  Mary  H.\  b.  23  July,  1850;  d.  2  June,  1858. 

2  Jennie  P.,  b.  22  Feb.,  1852;  m.  1  Oct.,  1873,  Henry  E.  Bacon 
of  Portland,  Me.  Ch.  (Bacon) :  i  George  U.°,  b.  21  June,  1874; 
ii  John  H.,  b.  6  Nov.,  1875;  ill  Elbridge,  b.  28  Oct.,  1878; 
iv  Mary  R.,  b.  25  Sept.,  1888;    v  Henry  E.,  b.  4  Oct.,  1891. 

3  Sidney  W.,  b.  15  Oct.,  1853;    d.  17  March,  1857. 

4  John  P.,  b.  21  Jan.,  1856;    a  lawyer. 

5  Aim  Brigham,  b.  10  March,  1858;  res.  unm.,  in  Concord. 

6  Charles  P.,  b.  8  March,  1860;  m.  1883  in  Washington,  D.  C, 
Jennie  P.  Grayham;  Capt.  in  the  16th  U.  S.  Infantry,  stationed 
in  Atlanta,  Ga.  Ch.:  i  John  "W.°;  ii  Charles  P.;  iii  John  H.; 
iv  Charlotte;    v  Elizabeth;    vi  Virginia. 

7  Benjamin  P.,  b.  6  March,  1862;  m.  13  June,  1895,  in  Chicago, 
lU.,  Lydia  C.  Harland.    Ch.:    Katherine»,  b.  13  Nov.,  1899. 

243  TABITHA",  daughter  of  Lieut.  Levi^  and  Tabitha 
(Hardy)  Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  30  Sept.,  1780; 
died  in  Fitzwilliam,  11  Oct.,  1805;  married,  (second  wife)  15  Jan., 
1801,  Capt.  Aaron,  son  of  Nathaniel  Wright,  of  Sterling,  Mass., 
born  9  Dec,  1766;  died  in  Winchester,  N.  H.,  26  Nov.,  1866;  he 
married  (1)  Lucy  Bigelow,  of  Princeton,  Mass.,  who  died  1799; 
they  had  children;  he  married  (3)  Polly  Blanding,  widow  of  Seth 
Xendall  of  Athol.     He  was  a  farmer. 

Children  (Wright),  horn  in  Fitzwilliam,: 

i  Mary  Ann%  b.  18  Oct.,  1801;    d.  28  Sept.,  1805. 
ii  Tabitha  Sophronia,  b.  2^  Oct.,  1803;    d.  2  Oct.,  1805. 
iii  Tabitha,  b.   30  Oct.,   1805;    d.  in   F.,   14  June,   1891;    m.   6   June, 
1827,  Henry  H.,  son  of  Asa  Wheeler;    a  farmer,  and  town  treas- 
urer;   b.  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  18  Oct.,  1805.     Ch.   (Wheeler),  b.  in 
Fitzwilliam : 

1  Lyman  K.^,  b.  1  May,  1828;  d.  17  Oct.,  1904,  unm.;  3  years 
in  the  Civil  War. 

2  William  H.,  b.  13  Sept.,  1830;  res.  a  druggist  in  Springfield, 
Vt;  m.  16  Sept.,  1856,  Harriet  R.,  dau.  of  Asa  Brewer  of  Fitz- 
william; b.  3  June,  1835;  5  ch. 

240     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

3  Mary  W.,  b.  17  Aug.,  1832;    d.  unm.;    res.  Troy,  N.  H. 

4  Edmund,  b.  30  July,  1835;    m.  15  Jan.,  1853,  Carrie  A.  Allen 
of  New  Fane,  Vt.;    architect  in  Springfield,  Mass.;    s.  p. 

5  Maria,  b.  1  March,  1840;    d.  unm. 

6  Charles  W.,  b.  25  Dec,  1845;    d.  unm.;    res.  Troy,  N.  H. 

7  Clarence  H.,  b.  24  Aug.,  1847;    d.  7  Sept.,  1881,  unm. 

244  ANNA®,  daughter  of  Lieut.  Levi^  and  Tabitha  (Hardy) 
Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  26  April,  1782;  died  1  April, 
I860;  married  26  Sept.,  1804,  Capt.  Timothy,  son  of  Samuel  and 
Betsey  (Wetherbee)  Kendall;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  25  Aug.,  1782; 
died  there  14  Feb.,  1851;  his  grandfather  was  one  of  the  first 
settlers  of  the  town.    They  resided  for  a  time  in  Troy,  N.  H. 

Children  (Kendall),  the  4  elder  b.  in  Fitz.,  the  others  in  Troy: 
i  Lyman%  b.  9  July,  1805;    d.  5  May,  1828. 
ii  Caroline,  b.  22  June,  1807;    d.  11  Nov.,  1812. 
iii  Clarissa,  b.  29  Sept.,  1809;    d.  15  March,  1812. 
iv  Timothy  B.,  b.  14  Dec,  1811;    d.  24  Oct.,  1812. 
V  Timothy,  b.   9   Oct.,   1813;    d.    16  Dec,   1855;    m.   10  May,   1839, 
Catherine,  dau.  of  Stephen  Wheeler  of  Troy,  N.  H.;    b.  21  June, 
1819;    d.  7  March,  1896.     Ch.: 

1  Charles  W.\  b.  14  Aug.,  1842. 

2  Lucy  A.,  b.  17  Jan.,  1844;    d.  8  or  11  Jan.,  1899;    m.  2  Nov., 
1869,  Jefferson  Cary  of  Caribou,  Me.,  b.  4  Sept.,  1841 ;    1  ch. 

vi  Caroline,  b.  30  Jan.,  1816;    d.  24  Aug.,  1836. 

vii  Parkman,  b.  13  Sept.,  1818 ;    d.  24  March,  1850,  unm. 

viii  Charles,  b.  10  Jan.,  1821;    d.  9  Feb.,  1837. 

ix  George,  b.  24  Oct.,  1824;    d.  14  Sept.,  1854. 

245  MINDWELL%  daughter  of  Lieut.  Levi^  and  Tabitha 
(Hardy)  Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  11  April,  1785; 
died  in  Craftsbury,  Vt.,  17  May,  1863;  married  in  1805,  Elijah, 
son  of  Barakiah  Scott;  born  21  April,  1781;  died  in  C,  11  Oct., 
1840.     They  removed  to  Craftsbury  in  1810. 

Children  (Scott),  the  first  3  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  the  others  in  Craftsbury : 
i  Levi',  b.  23  Oct.,  1805. 

ii  Sabin,  b.  16  Sept.,  1807;  d.  31  May,  1902;  m.  in  Craftsbury,  29 
April,  1830,  Sarah  Towle  of  C,  b.  28  Oct.,  1812;  d.  28  March, 
1895.     Ch.,  all  but  the  youngest  b.  in  C: 

1  Thaddeus^  b.  28  Aug.,  1831;    d.  11   Oct.,  1871;    was  a  R.  R. 
man  and  lived  in  O. 

2  Francis,  b.  6  Sept.,  1833;    a  R.  R.  man,  res.  Alabama. 

3  Orell,    b.    10    Nov.,    1836;     d.    13    Oct.,    1872;     a    merchant    in 

4  Sarah,  b.  4  Oct.,  1842;    res.  Eden  Mills,  Vt.;    a  farmer. 

5  Elizabeth,  b.  in  Lowell,  Mass.,  14  Sept.,  1847;    res.  Eden  Mills, 
a  farmer. 

iii  Amasa,  b.  19  Sept.,  1809. 
Iv  Mary  Ann,  b.  19  Aug.,  1811. 
V  Susan,  b.   15  July,  1813;    d.  29  April,  1819. 
vi  Caroline,  b.  15  Aug.,  1815. 


vii  William,   b.   19   Aug.,   1817. 

viii  Catherine,  b.  28  Aug.,  1819;  m.  Brown.     Ch.: 

1  /.  C.%  res.  Boston. 
ix  Laura,  b.  2  Aug.,  1821. 
X  Benjamin,  b.  2  Aug.,  1824. 

246  SUSANNA^  daughter  of  Lieut.  LevP  and  Tabitha 
(Hardy)  Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  30  April,  1790; 
died  10  Feb.,  1870,  (or  1871);  married  12  Aug.,  1813,  Ebenezer 
Potter,  Jr.,  born  18  May.,  1793,   (or  1792);  died  1   May,  1875. 

Children  {Potter),  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 

i  Sarah  Harris%  b.  30  Dec,  1814,  or  1812;  d.  30  Jan.,  1843,  or  1841; 
m.  8  Feb.,  1837,  Joseph  A.,  son  of  John  Warren  of  Grafton, 
Mass.,  b.  17  June,  1815;    d.  24  June,  1903.     Ch.   (Warren): 

1  Maria  S.%  b.  7  March,  1838;  m.  Henry  Rogers  Hayden  of 
Seneca  FaUs,  N.  Y.,  b.  Nov.,  1836;    d.  March,  1899;    10  ch. 

2  John  E.,  b.  6  Oct.,  1840;    m.  ^. 

3  Sarah  H.,  b.  10  Jan.,  1843;    d.  9  April,  1864. 

ii  Levi  Brigham,  b.  15  Dec,  1815,  or  1814;  d.  24  Feb.,  1883;  m. 
1  Sept.,  1841,  Hitty,  dau.  of  John  Wenzel  of  Framingham,  Mass.; 
b.  1820;  d.  1864;  he  was  a  farmer  and  moved  to  Wisconsin  in 
1839,  and  settled  7  miles  from  Milwaukee,  on  a  farm  now  occupied 
by  his  son  Milton,  the  place  now  called  Wanwatosa.  Ch.,  b.  in 
W^anwatosa,  except  the  3d.: 

1  Lucilla  T.\  b.  28  July,  1842;    d.  20  Aug.,  1842. 

2  Milton  B.,  b.  6  July,  1845;  m.  2  Aug.,  1876,  Sarah  J.  Church 
of  Whitewater,  Wis.;  ch.:  Charles  M.;  John  C;  Alice  H.; 
Marion  E. 

3  Henry  B.,  b.  in  Fitz.,  12  Jan.,  1847;    res.  unm.,  Cooke,  Montana. 

4  Susan  H.,  b.  18  Nov.,  1849;  m.  20  Feb.,  1873,  Maltby  J.  De 
Graff  of  Wanwatosa;    5  ch. 

5  Eliza  G.,  b.  27  Jan.,  1853;    d.  31  Dec,  1867. 

6  Levi  P.,  b.  27  March,  1855;  m.  Nov.,  1882,  Martha  J.  Wood; 
a  banker,  res.  s.  p.,  Harlan,  la. 

7  Mary  H.,  b.  16  Nov.,  1858;  d.  1  April,  1902;  m.  15  June, 
1881,  Chas.  L.  Church  of  Whitewater;    1  ch. 

8  Charles  W.,  b.  17  Jan.,  1861;    d.  5  April,  1861. 
iii  Lydia  Relief,  b.  March,  1818;    d.  17  May,  1818. 

iv  Rufus  Baxter,  b.  18  or  21  May,  1819;  m.  Mary,  dau.  of  Moses 
Eames  of  Upton,  Mass.;    res.  Fitchburg,  Mass.    Ch.: 

1  Julia  A.^,  b.  5  June,  1842;  m.  14  May,  1861,  Leander  Rich- 
ardson of  Royalston,  Mass.,  who  d.  1890;    res.  Fitchburg;    4  ch. 

2  Sarah. 

3  Delia  M.,  b.  13  Aug.,  1850;  m.  8  Nov.,  1871,  E.  S.  Fairbanks 
of  Jaffrey,  N.  H.;    5  ch. 

4  Mary  E.,  b.  24  July,  1853;  m.  21  March,  1872,  Peter  Russell 
of  Randolph,  Vt. ;    4  ch. 

5  Susie  N.,  b.  30  April,  1858;  m.  25  Oct.,  1876,  William  Pulsifer 
of  Rockingham,  Vt.,  b.  2  April,  1855;    2  ch. 

V  Tabitha  Hardy,  b.  13  Dec,  1821 ;  m.  19  Jan.,  1848,  Edwin  Burn- 
ham  Carpenter  of  Brattleboro,  Vt.,  b.  13  June,  1819;  d.  3  Sept., 
1891;  she  res.  in  Mendota,  111.  Ch.  (Carpenter),  the  4  elder  b. 
in   Brattleboro,  the  others  in  La  Moille,   111.: 

242     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1  Charles  E?,  b.  16  May,  1849;    d,  23  March,  1850, 

2  Edwin  p.,  b.  28  Jan.,  1851 ;    mfr.  in  London,  Eng. 

3  Hattie  G.,  b.  18  Aug.,  1852;  m.  30  Sept.,  1873,  George  S^ 
son  of  Rev.  Nathan  Denison  of  Mendota;    5  ch. 

4  Lena  M.,  b.  and  d.   1855. 

5  Minnie  M.,  b.  4  July,  1859;    d.  10  March,  1860. 

6  Alice  E.,  b.   20  Jan.,   1861;     d.   23  Aug.,   1864. 

7  Arthur  E.,  b.  20  Jan.,  1861;  m.  (1)  26  June,  1884,  Kezia 
R.  Inglis  of  Mendota,  b.  25  May,  1852;  d.  7  June,  1901;  m. 
(2)   Helen  Hendry,  b.  27  Oct.,  1869;    3  ch. 

vi  Hervey  Gilbert,  b.  18  July,  1823,  or  1824;  m.  Mrs.  Mary  Wilder 
Aldrich;    killed,  s.  p.,  in  Mendota,  1866;    res.  Grafton,  Mass. 

vii  Lucy  Ann,  b.  4  Nov.,  1826;  d.  28  April,  1904;  m.  4  Oct.,  1843, 
Lewis,  son  of  Lawson  Moore  of  Framingham,  Mass.;  b.  1814; 
killed  in  the  battle  of  the  Wilderness,  6  May,  1864.     Ch.  (Moore) : 

1  Sarah  E?,  b.  20  Jan.,  1845;  m.  Charles  A.  Gleason  of  Worces- 
ter, 9  Nov.,  1871;    res.  Boston;    1  ch. 

2  Etta  A.,  b.  16  Sept.,  1849;  m.  3  March,  1886;  Lucius  H. 
Wells  of  Belchertown,  Mass.,  who  d.  30  March,  1905;  proprietor 
of  Wells  Chem.   Bronze  Wks. 

3  Charles  E.,  b.  25  Sept.,  1852;  went  West  in  1875;  probably 

4  John,  b.  27  March,  1855;    d.  13  Aug.,  1855. 

viii  John  Q.  Adams,  b.  4  April,  1830;  m.  Nancy  Bradish;  d.  1  July, 
1850,  s.  p. 

247  MAJOR  ELIJAH%  son  of  Hon.  Elijah^  and  Anna  Sophia 
(Parkman)  Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  21  April,  1783; 
died  22  Jan.,  1847;  married  (1)  March,  1806,  Nancy,  daughter 
of  Col.  Nathan  Fisher;  she  died  13  Jan.,  1807,  se.  25;  married  (2) 
13  April,  1808,  Mary  Bush  of  Boylston,  Mass.,  who  died  in  West- 
boro,  23  Sept.,  1867,  ae.  85. 

Children  {by  first  wife),  born  in  Westboro: 
521       i  Elijah  Parkman',  b.  13  Jan.,  1807. 

Children  (by  second  icife),  born  in  Westboro: 

ii  Mary  Sophia,  b.  25   Nov.,  1809;    d.  unm.,  2  Dec,  1886. 
iii  Theodore  Henry,  b.  15  Nov.,  1814;    d.  ibid. 

iv  Theodore  Frederick,  b.  Dec,  1815;  d.  probably  s.  p.,  18  July, 
1878;  m.  Sept.,  1841,  Caroline  M.  Fay  of  Westboro,  b.  1816;  d.  5 
Jan.,  1889. 

248  ANN  MARIA«,  daughter  of  Hon.  Elijah^  and  Sarah 
(Ward)  Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  14  July,  1794;  died 
there,  14  Dec.,  1880;  married,  12  Oct.,  1818,  Ebenezer  Morgan, 
son  of  Dr.  Ebenezer  Humphrey  Phillips,  born  in  Charlton,  Mass., 
19  Feb.,  1792.  He  was,  for  30  years,  agent  of  the  Boston  and  Wor- 
cester R.  R.  at  Westboro,  where  he  resided,  and  there  died,  1  May, 

Children  {Phillips),  born  in  Westboro: 

i  Elijah  Brigham',  b.  20  Aug.,  1819;  d.  in  Brookline,  Mass.,  12 
Sept.,  1905;  m.  2  Feb.,  1845,  Maria  R.,  dau.  of  Henry  Ayling 
of  Roxburv,  Mass.     He  was  Master  of  Transportation  for  Boston 

^  H.Rifch  li 


&  Worcester  Ry.;  first  Supt.  of  Cleveland  &  Toledo  Ry.,  1852-58; 
Supt.  Boston  &  Worcester  Ry.,  1858-65;  Prest.  Mich.  So.  &  No. 
Indiana  Ry.,  1865-70;  first  Prest.  Lake  Shore  &  Mich.  So.  Ry., 
1870-71;  Prest.  Phillips  &  Colby  Construction  Co.,  which  built 
Wis.  Cen.  Ry.;  he  managed  the  latter  1871-78;  Receiver  of 
GrayviUe  &  Mattoon  Ry.  (Ill),  1878;  Prest.  Eastern  Ry.  (Mass.), 
1879-83;  Prest.  Fitchburg  Ry.,  1884-89.  Ch.,  the  eldest  and 
youngest  born  in  Boston: 

1  Henry  A.^,  b.  19  Aug.,  1852;  m.  4  Oct.,  1888,  Florence  Eliza- 
beth, dau.  of  Col.  Asa  H.  Waters  of  Millbury,  Mass.;  S.  B., 
M.  I.  T.,  1873;    an  architect  in  Boston. 

2  Anva  M.,  b.  in  Cleveland,  O.,  21  Dec,  1856;  m.  2  Feb.,  1885, 
Cyrus  A.  Page,  editor  of  the  Beacon,  Boston,  b.  9  June,  1845; 
d.   10  May,  1898.    Ch.    (Page):    i  Phillips  Ward';    ii  Dorothy. 

3  Walter  B.,  b.  2  April,  1864;  m.  2  Oct.,  1890,  Gertrude  Eleanor, 
dau.  of  Jacob  E.  Spring  of  Danvers,  Mass.;  A.  B.,  Harvard 
Univ.,  1886;  a  stockbroker  in  Boston.  Ch.:  Eleanor",  Maud 
Brigham,  Roger  Spring. 

ii  Harriet  Maria,  b.  8  Aug.,  1824;  m.  2  April,  1850,  Rev.  Edward 
Clark  of  Reading,  Mass.;  was  grad.  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1844; 
Andover  Theol.  Sem.,  1847;  Chaplain  Mass.  Senate,  1862-64; 
Overseer  Harvard  Univ.,  1862-64;  Chaplain  47th  Mass.  Regt., 
1863.  They  adopted  a  son  who  became  the  Rev.  Francis  Edward 
Clark,  the  founder  of  the  "  Christian  Endeavor "  societies ;  was 
grad.  Dartmouth  Coll.,  1873;  Andover  Sem.,  1876. 

249  NATHANIEL^  son  of  Winslow'  and  Alice  (Gushing) 
Brigham^  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  7  Oct.,  1785;  died  there,  17 
Sept.,  1870;  married,  22  April,  1812,  Dolly,  daughter  of  Silas*  and 
Catherine  (Newton)  Ball  of  Southboro,  Mass.;  born,  II  April, 
1786;  died,  28  March,  1882.  Nathaniel  was  a  soldier  of  the  War 
of  1812,  and  was  Corp.  in  Capt.  Pierpont  Brigham's  Co.  of  Mass. 
Militia.  Served  10  Sept.,  1814  to  1  Nov.,  1814.  He  was  drafted 
from  Westboro  and  served  in  South  Boston.  His  wife  received  a 
pension  from  1  July,  1878,  until  her  death. 

Children,  born  in  Northboro: 
522       i  Susan  Augusta^  b.   5  Jan.,   1813. 
623      ii  Dolly  Ann,  b.  28  Feb.,  1814. 

524  iii  Elijah  Winslow,  b.  18  July,  1816. 

525  iv  Catherine  Ball,  b.  8  Sept.,  1818. 

V  Harriet   Cushing,   b.   25   March,    1820;     d.   unm.,   in   Northboro,   5 

Dec,  1873. 
vi  Nancy  Maria,  b.   16   Sept.,   1821;     d.   unm.,   in   Boston,   16   April, 

vii  Mary  Prentice,  b.  19  Feb.,  1823;    res.  unm.,  in  Northboro. 

*  Silas^  Ball,   son  of  Jonas'  and  Ball   of  Marlboro;   b.    1752;   m.    1781;   d. 

1786.  Jonas'  Ball,  son  of  Peter  and  Abigail  (Dix)  Ball  of  Watertown  and  Sudbury; 
b.  1736;  d.  1807.  Peter"  Ball,  son  of  Joseph*  and  Elizabeth  (Parkhurst)  Ball  of 
Watertown;  b.    1707;  m.    1732.     Joseph*  Ball,  son  of  John^  and  Sarah   (Bullard)   Ball 

of    Watertown;    b.     1674.      John^    Ball,    son    of    John-    and    Elizabeth    Ball    of 

Concord;  b.  1644;  m.  1665;  d.  1722.  John^  Ball,  son  of  John^  Ball  of  Watertown 
and  Concord;  m.  1665;  killed  by  Indians  in  Lancaster,  1675.  John^  Ball  came  from 
Wiltshire,  Eng.  Was  made  a  Freeman  in  1650;  lived  in  Watertown  and  Concord 
and   d.    1655. 

244,     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

viu  Nathaniel  WaUey,  b.  12  Oct.,  1824;    d.  21  Sept.,  1825. 
ix  Josiah  Quincy,  b,  18  June,  1826;    d.  unm.,  18  Aug.,  1868;    he  res. 

at  the  American  House,  in  Boston. 
X  Nathaniel  Sumner,  b.  28   Feb.,   1829;  m.    (1)    March,   1852,  Sarah 
Louisa    Thompson,    b.    20    Dec,    1832,    in    Leominster,    Mass.;    d. 
s.  p.,  in   Northboro,  29  June,   1879;   m.    (2)    1    Nov.,   1881,   Annis 
T.,  widow  of  Willard  Jones  of  Worcester;    res.  Worcester,  s.  p. 

250  ALICES  daughter  of  Winslow^  and  Alice  (Gushing)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  11  March,  1787;  died  in  Milford, 
N.  H.,  19  Aug.,  1862;  married  22  April,  1812,  Seth,  son  of  Dea. 
Seth  and  Sarah  (Brigham)  Rice  (86);  born  in  Northboro,  25 
March,  1788.  Soon  after  his  marriage,  Mr.  Rice  made  a  journey 
to  Canada  and  was  never  heard  from  again. 

Child  (Bice),  born  in  Northboro: 

i  Lucy  Brigham",  b.  21  April,  1813;  d.  in  Milford,  N.  H.,  8  July, 
1900;  m.  24  Sept.,  1837,  Thomas  Treadwell  Famsworth  of  Groton. 
Ch.    (Farnsworth),  b.  in  Groton: 

1  Lydia  A.^,  m.  Charles  P.  Whitney;    s.  p. 

2  Lucy  J.,  m.  Lauren  J.  Blanpied;    s.  p. 

3  Thomas  H.,  d.  unm.,  ae.  50, 

4  George  E.,  d.  unm.,  ae.  22. 

5  Oeorgianna  M.,  d.  y. 

6  Alice  M.,  d.  unm.,  ae.  44. 

7  Fred  W.,  b.  8  Nov.,  1854;  m.  Emlie  M.  Herschler  of  Red 
Wing,  Minn.;  res.  Milford,  N.  H.  Ch.:  i  Hazel  A.*;  ii  Emlie 
B.;    iii  Harold  T.;    iv  Kenneth  A.;    v  Winston  H. 

251  JOSIAH%  son  of  Winslow^  and  Alice  (Gushing)  Brig- 
ham, born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  1  Sept.,  1788;  died  in  Quincy, 
Mass.,  24  July,  1867;  married  23  Nov.,  1814,  Elizabeth,  only 
daughter  of  John  Fisk  of  Northboro,  born  there,  18  Oct.,  1791; 
died  10  Feb.,  1866.  Her  mother  was  the  daughter  of  the  Rev. 
Abner  Ballou,  a  Baptist  clergyman. 

In  April,  1811,  Josiah  went  to  Quincy  to  teach  school  and  re- 
mained there  until  his  death.  In  1814  he  went  into  business  there, 
and  continued  in  it  for  over  40  years.  He  was  connected  with 
several  organizations  and  institutions  as  trustee,  director  and  treas- 
urer, and  was  president  of  the  Quincy  Savings  Bank  and  the 
Quincy  Stone  Bank;  was  chairman  of  the  school  committee,  town 
clerk,  assessor  and  a  Justice  of  the  Peace.  His  military  career 
began  in  1814  and  he  was  with  the  Quincy  Light  Infantry  under 
command  of  Gapt.  Thomas  Tirrell  in  its  service  in  Boston  in  the 
War  of  1812.  After  filling  every  subordinate  place  in  the  com- 
pany he  was  elected  in  1823,  its  commander.  In  1826  he  was 
chosen  a  Lieut.  Gol.  in  the  Militia,  but  declined. 

Children,  born  in  Quincy: 

i  Abigail   Fisk%   b.    30   Dec,    1816;    d.    1    July,    1885;    m.    10    Nov., 
1842,  James  A.  Stetson,  M.  D.,  of  Quincy.    Ch.  (Stetson) : 


1  Josiah  Brigham?,  b.  23  Julj,  1843;  d.  1895;  m.  Katie  I.  Lane. 

2  Elizabeth  Fisk,  b.  20  Dec,  1845;  d.  17  July,  1849. 

3  James  H.,  b.  23  March,  1851 ;  m.  1883,  Clara  M.  Bayles  of 
Camden,  Me.;  res.  s.  p.,  Quincy. 

4  Abigail. 

ii  Elizabeth  Ann,  b.  2  April,  1820;  m.  4  Nov.,  1840,  Charles  F. 
Baxter,  who  was  of  the  old  firm  of  W.  &  S.  Phipps  &  Co.,  Boston. 
Ch.    (Baxter): 

1  Elizabeth  F.\  b.  27  Oct.,  1841. 

2  Charles  Fuller,  b.  20  July,  1843;    res.  Dorchester. 

3  Langdon,  b.  29  July,  1849. 

252  LUCY  CUSHING^  daughter  of  Winslow^  and  Alice 
(Gushing)  Brigham;  born  in  Northboro^  Mass.,  27  Sept.,  1789; 
died  in  Blackstone,  R.  I.,  21  Dec.,  1861 ;  married  (1)  24  Nov.,  1813, 
Jesse  Wood  Morse  of  Marlboro,  Mass.,  1785;  died  7  May,  1832; 
married  (2)   1838,  Nathan  White  of  Spencer,  Mass. 

Children  (Morse),  born  in  Marlboro: 
i  Jesse^  d.  y. 

li  Stephen  H.,  b.  10  Oct.,  1821;  d.  1902;  m.  in  1838,  Lucinda  Davis. 

1  Burrill  W.^  b.  1843. 

2  Winslow  B.,  b.  1845. 

3  James  B.,  b.  1847. 

4  Jessie  C,  b.  1856. 

iii  Winslow  Brigham,  b.  15  Nov.,  1823;  d.  18  Aug.,  1893;  m.  (1) 
31  March,  1847,  in  Northboro,  Susan  C.  Carter,  who  d.  1855;  m. 
(2)  I  May,  1856,  Eugenia  S.  Carter,  b.  23  June,  1838.  Ch.,  b. 
in  Berlin,  Mass.: 

1  Susie  Caroline^  b.  31  Aug.,  1859;  m.  1  May,  1883,  Daniel  H. 
Bassett,  who  d.  19  Jan.,  1886;  res.  Berlin.  Ch.  (Bassett): 
i  Eugenia  L.»;    ii  Fred  E. 

2  Lucy  Sarah,  b.  21  Dec,  1862;    d.  Aug.,  1866. 

3  Fred  Winslow,  b.  6  Dec,  1866;  a  professor  of  chemistry  in 
Durham,   N.   H. 

4  Jen7iie  Eugenia,  b.  9  June,  1869;  m.  Philip  G.  Hilliard  of 

5  Sybil  Eliza,  b.  6  Sept.,  1872;    d.  May,  1874. 

iv  Emery  C,  b.  25  April,  1826;  d.  14  Feb.,  1885;  m.  7  July,  1847, 
Mary's.  Spoiford.     Ch.: 

1  Mary  A.\  b.   1859. 

2  d.  y. 

3  d.  y. 

253  MICHAEL®,  son  of  Jonas^  and  Hannah  (Draper)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  North  Brookfield,  Mass.,  2  March,  1772;  died  there, 
Aug.  1802;  married  21  Sept.,  1796,  Polly,  daughter  of  John  and 
Rachel  (Crosby)  Tyler  of  Brookfield;  born  there,  10  July,  1776; 
she  married  (2)  17  April,  1805,  William  Bowdoin  of  Ware,  Mass., 
and  she  died  there,  19  July,  1833.  Michael  was  a  farmer  and 
resided   in   North   Brookfield. 

246     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children,  born  in  N.  Brookfield: 

i  John   Ty]er%  b.   1795;    d.   unm.,  1849;    a  merchant  in  New  York. 

526  ii  Anna  Allen,  b.  9  Dec,  1797. 

527  iii  Loring  W.,  b.  30  Oct.,  1799. 

iv  Crosby,  b.  1802;    d.  25  Sept.,  1803. 

254  ELI^,  son  of  Jonas^  and  Hannah  (Draper)  Brigham;  born 
in  North  Brookfield,  Mass.,  14  Dec.,  1774;  died  in  Bakersfield, 
Vt.,  7  April,  1848;  married  (1)  3  Feb.,  1803,  Mary  Harrington, 
who  died  22  Feb.,  1822,  ae.  46;  married  (2)  Mercy  Taylor,  who 
died  13  Aug.,  1872.     He  resided  in  Bakersfield. 

Children   (by  first  wife),  born  in  Bakersfield: 

528  1  Samuel  Sumner^  b.  30  Oct.,  1803. 

ii  Jonas  Draper,  b.  Jan.,  1805;  d.  29  March,  1822. 

529  iii  Sophia,  b.  29  Sept.,  1806. 

530  iv  Eli  Whitney,  b.  Jan.,  1809. 

V  Mary,  b.  26  Feb.,  1812;  d.  in  Chesterfield,  N.  Y.,  25  March,  1873; 
m.  5  Oct.,  1845,  Nathan  Hurd  Winter  of  Chesterfield,  where  they 
res.     Ch.,  b.  there: 

1  Fannie  M.\  b.  2  Oct.,  1847;  d.  11  Oct.,  1893;  m.  1867,  Abram 
R.  Bragg  of  Chesterfield.  Ch.  (Bragg):  i  Sumner  A.»,  m., 
1  ch. ;   ii  and  iii  d.  y. ;   iv  Hollis  R. 

2  Whitney  Brigham,  b.  17  March,  1853;  m.  1878,  Addie  A. 
Moore;    res.  Keesville.    Ch.:   i  George  H.*;    ii  Mary  E. 

531  vi  Hubbard,  b.  28  June,  1815. 

vii  Lucy,  b.  June,  1821 ;    d.  31  March,  1822. 
Child  (by  second  wife): 
viii  Hollis,  b.  2  June,  1825;    d.  s.  p.,  in  Bakersfield,  21  Aug.,   1898; 
m.  12  May,  1870,  Marion  A.  Brown  of  Bakersfield. 

255  JONAS^  son  of  Capt.  Jonas^  and  Hannah  (Draper) 
Brigham;  born  in  No.  Brookfield,  Mass.,  14  March,  1782;  died  in 
Bakersfield,  Vt.,  1  Jan.,  1841;  married  Eunice  Billings,  who  was 
born  13  Aug.,  1780;  died  2  Sept.,  1841.  He  was  a  farmer  and  resided 
in  Bakersfield.  The  History  of  Vermont  contains  interesting  tales 
of  the  hardships  of  the  settlers  of  this  town,  of  whom  Jonas  was  one. 
It  took  an  entire  week  to  go  to  mill  and  back  again  with  their  grain. 

Children,  born  in  Bakersfield: 

i  Malinda^  b.  15  April,  1806;    d.  6  Aug.,  1891;    m.  Metcalf  Ayres, 
a  farmer;    res.  Bakersfield.     Ch.   (Ayres): 

1  Curtis^,  who  d.  in  the  West. 

2  Matilda,  m.  Horace  Farwell.  Ch.  (Farwell):  i  Emma  A.% 
m.  May,  1878,  Eli  Jones;  2  ch.;  ii  Harriet  A.;  m.  7  Jan.,  1880, 
Joseph  W.  Ryder;    4  ch. 

532  ii  Holloway  Taylor,  b.  4  Nov.,  1807. 

533  iii  Erastus  Oakley,  b.  11   Nov.,  1809. 

iv  Eunice,  b.  8  Nov.,  1811;    d.  28  Feb.,  1871;    m.  Ephraim  Perkins; 
res.  Enosburg,  Vt.     Ch.   (Perkins): 
1  Francis  R.^,  b.  Oct.,  1834;    d.  5  Dec,  1897;    m.  Elvira  Ander- 
son.    Ch.:    i  Myra  E.",  b.  22  June,  1858;    d.  19  Aug.,  1904;    ii 


Waldo   B.,   b.   10   April,   1868;     d.   22   Sept.,   1868;     lii   George 
E.,  b.  24  Jan.,  1871;    d.  30  March,  1872;    iv  Homer  B.,  b.  13 
Nov.,  1879;  d.  22  Oct.,  1901;  his  widow  is  living  in  1907. 
V  Annah  D.,  b.  18  April,  1814;    d.  unm.,  17  April,  1894,  in  Bakers- 
vi  Lovina,   b.    7   June,    1816;     d.    s.    p.,   27   July,    1870;     m.    Horace 

vii  Emily,  b.  4  Oct.,  1818;    d.  in  Bakersfield,  16  Dec,  1883;    m.  1844, 
Dea.  James  A.  Perkins,  a  farmer  of  Bakersfield,  who  d.  in  1889, 
ae.  82;    he  was  deacon  for  26  years.    Ch.  (Perkins): 

1  Manlius  B.^  b.  8  March,  1850;  d.  31  May,  1893;  m.  1  Jan., 
1877,  Laura  G.  Bradford.  Ch.:  i  Harry  B.%  b.  17  March, 
1879;  was  grad.  M.  D.,  Univ.  of  Vt,  1903;  on  staflF  of  Fletcher 
Hospital,  Burlington,  Vt.;  ii  Harley  M.,  b.  28  April,  1883; 
a  magazine  correspondent  and  illustrator. 

2  Emma  Cornelia,  b.  1861;  m.  John  W.  Giddings;  res.  Cam- 
bridge June,  Vt. 

viii  Jonas  Michael,  b.  23  Feb.,  1821;    d.  ;    m.  Martha  E. 

Church,  who  d.  1  March,  1871,  ae.  35  yrs.,  9  mos.     Ch.: 

1  Oscar  Erastus^  b.  1  Sept.,  1855;  m.  15  May,  1892,  Sarah  J., 
dau.  of  Wm.  E.  and  Sarah  (Reed)  Neptune.  Ch.:  Helen 
ChurchS  b.  16  Aug.,  1894. 

2  Fred,  b.  1  March,  1865;    d.  ae.  4  mos. 

3  Clara  E.,  b.  5  March,  1868;    d.  12  Aug.,  1870, 

534  ix  Moses  B.,  b.  18  Sept.,  1823. 

535  X  Jewett  B.,  b.  -25  Aug.,  1826. 

256  DR.  LUTHER^  son  of  Jonas^  and  Hannah  (Draper) 
Brigham;  born  in  North  Brookfield,  Mass.,  15  May,  1785;  died 
in  Ware,  Mass.,  28  Aug.,  1856;  married  (1)  Eunice  Hawley  of 
Arlington,  Vt.,  born  11  Jan.,  1794;  died  in  North  Brookfield,  8 
April,  1824;  married  (2)  Betsey  Ayers,  born  in  North  Brookfield, 
7  Oct.,  1800;  died  in  Chicopee,  Mass.,  23  Oct.,  1841;  married  (3) 
Olivia  L.  Hadley,  who  died  in  Nashua,  N.  H.,  5  Nov.,  1850. 

Dr.  Brigham  was  a  graduate  of  the  Philadelphia  Medical  Col- 
lege and  was  a  practicing  physician  in  good  standing,  residing  at 
different  times  in  Ware,  Lowell  and  Chicopee,  Mass.  He  was  a 
man  of  liberal  culture,  a  fine  speaker  and  often  delivered  lectures 
and  other  public  addresses.  He  was  a  Whig  in  politics,  and  at- 
tended the  Congregational  church. 

Children  {by  first  wife) : 

i  Lucretia  M.',  b.  26  Oct.,  1811;    res.   and  d.  in  St.  Albans,  Vt.; 
m.  Jason  Lobdell.     Ch.  (Lobdell) : 
1  May^,  who  m.  George  Blanchard,  and  d. 
ii  Jonas  'C,  b.  27  July,  1813;   d.  in  Detroit,  Mich.,  ^5  Jan.,  1842. 

536  iii  Lemuel  Hawley,  b.  17  Aug.,  1816. 

iv  Martha  Eliza,  b.  27  July,  1818;    m.  John  Warren  Brigham,  son 

of  327. 
V  Hannah   M.,  b.   21   Feb.,   1821;    m.   Geo.    Holt;    res.   Watertown, 
Minn.     Ch.  (Holt): 
1  Emma",  m.  Dr.  Hiram  Carson,  and  d. 
3  Fred,  res.  unm.,  in  Chicago. 

248     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

vi  Eunice  Jane,  b.  9  April,  1823;  d.  24  Jan.,  1857,  in  Dickenson, 
N.  Y. ;  m.  Jason  Lobdell,  who  also  m.  her  sister  Lucretia.  Ch. 
(Lobdell)  : 

1  Cassius^;    2  Henry;    3  Millie,  m.  and  res.  Minneapolis. 
Children   {by  second  loife),  the  Sth  and  9th  born  in   Ware,  Mass.: 
vii  George  Homer,  b.  in  Nashua,  N.  H.,  18  Aug.,  1830;    d.  unm.,  in 

Worcester,  Mass.,  22  May,  1857. 
viii  Elizabeth   Ann,  b.   16   Sept.,   1831;    m.   11   Jan.,   1859,   Hiram,  son 
of  Alvan  Fowler  of  Westfield,  Mass.,  b.  there,  6  Jan.,   1831;    d. 
there,  3  Feb.,  1891;    he  was   a  Civil  Engineer.     Ch.    (Fowler),  b, 
in  Westfield: 

1  Alvan  Luther^,  b.  7  Oct.,  1859;  m.  Annie  T.  Simonds;  res. 
New  York  City.    Ch.;    Alvan  L.',  b.  8  Dec,  1886. 

2  Herbert  Hiram,  b.  12  July,  1863;    d.  25  July,  1862. 

3  Esther  Brigham,  b.  28  Jan.,  1864;  a  missionary  in  India;  she 
was  educated  at  Smith  College. 

4  Leiois  Henry,  b.  14  Oct.,  1869 ;    d.  9  Feb.,  1876. 
537     ix  Luther  Ayers,  b.  7  Oct.,  1832. 

X  Charlotte  Rice,  b.  27  Feb.,  1834;    d.  in  Ware,  8  June,  1835. 
xi  William  Henry,  b.  17  Oct.,  1838;    d.  in  Springfield,  3  Aug.,  1839. 
Child  (by  third  wife),  born  in  Nashua,  N.  H.: 

xii  Emma  Frances,  b.  28  April,  1847;    m.  9  July,  1867,  William  Stod- 
dard, b.  in  Fitchburg,  Mass.,  18  March,  1847.     Ch.  (Stoddard) : 

1  Anna  Louisa^,  b.  8  April,  1870. 

2  Luther  J.  B.,  b.  15  June,  1874. 

3  Curtis  Duncan,  b.  22  Sept.,  1881. 

257  ASA^,  son  of  Capt.  Jonas'^  and  Hannah  (Draper)  Brig- 
ham,  born  in  No.  Brookfield,  Mass.,  1784;  died  in  Bakersfield,  Vt., 
11  April,  1854;  married,  Sallie  Hardy,  born  1788;  died  13  Aug., 
1854.     He  resided  in  Bakersfield. 

Children,  born  in  Bakersfield: 

i  Amanda^  b.  1809;    d.  soon  after  m.,  s.  p.,  1834;    m.  Dr.  Truman 

Houghton  of  Bakersfield,  b.  1807;    d.  1879. 
ii  Lydia,  b.   18  Dec,  1811;    d.  4  Nov.,  1889;    m.  Warren  Houghton, 
a   bro.    of   Dr.    H.;     b.    26   June,    1810;     d.    18   July,    1886.      Ch. 
(Houghton)  : 

1  MarshaW;    2  Amanda;    3  Lodoiska;    4  Jay;    all  probably  de- 
iii  Bradley,   b.    1814;     d.   s.   p.,   16   Feb.,   1892;     m.   DoUy   Potter,   b. 

1823;    d.  21  Feb.,  1892;    a  merchant  in  Bakersfield. 
iv  Baxter,   b.    1    Feb.,    1816;     d.   27   Sept.,    1856,   in   Bakersfield;     m. 
17  Sept.,  1846,  Laura  Maria,  dau.  of  Truman  Chase  of  Westford, 
Vt.,  b.  24  Nov.,  1822.     She  res.  in  Burlington,  Vt.     Ch.: 

1  Dorr  Baxter^,  b.  27  Nov.,  1847;    d.  26  Sept.,  1856. 

2  Elva  Maria,  b.  9  May,  1850;  m.  12  Oct.,  1875,  Chauncey  W. 
Brownell  of  Burlington,  where  res.  Ch.  (Brownell):  i  Carl 
Brigham",  b.  27  April,  1877;  ii  Elva  Mabel,  b.  11  Feb.,  1879; 
iii  Chauncey  Sherman,  b.  23  Dec,  1880;  iv  Henry  Chase,  b. 
1  Sept.,  1887. 

V  Abigail,  b.   1818;  d.  unm.,  in  Hyde   Park,  Vt.,  1894;  res.  Bakers- 
field, where  interred. 
vi  Sarah,  b.  20  March,  1820;    d.  s.  p.,  in  Charlotte,  Vt.,  8  June,  1896; 
m.  John  H.  Sherman  of  Charlotte,  b.  14  Dec,  1818;    d.  15  AprU, 


vii  Rebecca,    b.    1822;      d.    s.    p.,    1886;     m.    Henderson    Gallup    of 

Franklin,  Vt.,  who  d.  before  his  wife, 
viii  Noah,  b.  1825 ;    d.  9  Aug.,  1833. 
ix  Nahum,  b.  9  May,  182T;    d.  unra.,  1893,  in  Bakersfield. 

538  X  Waldo,  b.  10  June,  1829. 

'  258  CHENEY^  son  of  Capt.  Jonas^  and  Hannah  (Draper) 
Brigham;  born  in  Bakersfield,  Vt.,  22  April,  1793;  died  there,  28 
Jan.,  1865;  married  20  May,  1821,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Uriah 
and  Elizabeth  (Fay)  Brigham  of  Bakersfield,  (147),  born  in 
Marlboro,  Mass.,  8  Jan.,  1794;  died  in  Bakersfield,  12  April,  1853. 
He  was  the  first-born  male  in  Bakersfield;  was  a  farmer  and  always 
lived  there. 

Children,  born  in  Bakersfield: 

i  Augustus   Kendall^  b.  31   Oct.,  1821;  d.  in  Bakersfield,  25  Nov., 
1870;    m.  16  March,  1854,  Maria  Shaw  Lathrop,  b.  3  Aug.,  1833; 
d.  2  March,  1885;    he  was  a  farmer  and  res.  in  his  native  town. 
1  Susie  Augusta^,  b.   5   June,   1871;     m.   5   June,   1902,   Bernard 
Joseph  Cogan,  b.  in  Liverpool,  Eng.,  1  Nov.,  1873;    res.  Chicago. 
Ch.  (Cogan):    i  Bernard  Brigham*,  b.  10  April,  1903;    ii  Eliza- 
beth Genevieve,  b.  2  Oct.,  1904. 
ii  Elizabeth  Fay,  b.  20  Jan.,   1824;    res.  unm.,  in   Brookline,   Mass., 
in  1906. 

539  iii  Robert  Breck,  b.  1   Nov.,  1826. 

259  EDWARD*',  son  of  Edward^  and  Sally  (Miller)  Brigham; 
born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  1782;  died  in  St.  Albans,  Vt.,  where  he 
resided.  Name  of  wife  unknown. 

Children,  born  in  Vermont: 
i  Edward%  b.   1813. 

ii  Daniel    P.,   b.    in    Milton,    1814;    name   of   wife    unknown;    res,    a 
painter,   in  Brookfield,   Vt.     Ch. : 
1  Lucian^;    2  Emma;    3  Charles,  (d.) ;    4  Alice,  (d.). 
iii  Lucian  V.,  b.   1817. 
iv  Phineas   P.,  b.   1818. 

540  V  Leander  D.,  b.  in  Milton,  16  Oct.,  1820. 
vi  Lucian  N.,  b.  1827. 

vii  Charles  A.,  b.   1829. 

260  OTIS%  son  of  Barnabas^  and  Eunice  (Mandell)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  North  Brookfield,  jNIass.,  2  July,  1795;  died  in  Need- 
ham,  Mass.,  6  Dec.,  1862;  married  11  April,  1830,  Lucinda,  daugh- 
ter of  Samuel  and  Hannah  (Stowell)  Pond;  born  in  Dedham, 
Mass.,  31  Oct.,  1806;  died  20  Oct.,  1890.  He  resided  in  Dedham 
and   Needham. 

Children,  the  first  5  born  in  Dedham,  the  last  3  in  Needham: 

i  Joseph  Henry',  b.  18  April,  1831;    d.  14  Nov.,  1899;    m.  20  Nov., 

1862,  Mary  E.   Hamilton;    res.   1872,  in  Medfield,  Mass. 
ii  Francis  Otis,  b.  8  Nov.,  1832;   res.  Stoneham,  Mass.;    d.  1904. 

250     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

iii  Horace  Wait,  b,  8  Oct.,  1834;    d.  8  March,  1835. 
iv  Hannah  Lucinda,   b.   24   April,   1836;     m.   28   Feb.,   1871,   Eliakim 
Holman  Ross,  b.  16  May,  1836.     Ch.  (Ross): 

1  Henry  A?,  b.  9  Jan.,  1872. 

2  Jenny  E.,  b.  5  Nov.,  1874;    d.  26  June,  1881. 
V  Horace  Wait,  b.  8  Oct.,  1838;    d.  17  May,  1862. 

vi  George   Frederick,   b.    11    Sept.,   1840;     d.   in   Stoneham,  20  Jan., 

1869;    m.  24  Nov.,  1863,  Sarah  Ellis  Gerry, 
vii  Charles,  b.  23  Oct.,  1843;    d.  25  April,  1881. 
viii  Nancy  Jane,  b.  22  Nov.,   1845;    d.  21   April,   1878;    m.   30  June, 

1870,  Frank  D.  Blake. 

261  BARNABAS^,  son  of  Dr.  DanieP  and  Anna  (Munroe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  14  April,  1786;  died  in  Marl- 
boro, Mass.,  4  June,  1865;  married  (1)  20  April,  1824,  Mary, 
daughter  of  William  Fife  of  Bolton,  Mass.,  born  9  Nov.,  1796; 
died  4  Aug.,  1839;  married  (2)  Mary,  daughter  of  Eber  and 
Sarah  (Barnes)  Rice,  born  in  St.  Albans,  Vt.,  6  Jan.,  1802;  died 
in  Marlboro,  5  Sept.,  1882. 

He  resided  with  his  father  in  Berlin  and  Marlboro,  and  held 
town  offices  in  Berlin  and  was  constable  there  many  years.  In 
Marlboro  they  resided  on  the  farm  on  Brigham  Street,  described 
under  541.  He  and  his  wives  were  members  of  the  Unitarian 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

1  Abigail',   b.   5   April,   1825;     d.   4   June,   1883;     m.   5   April,   1865, 
William  H.  Howe,  who  d.  24  Feb.,  1891.     Ch.  (Howe): 

1  Edgar  Brigham^  b.  23  April,  1866;    d.  13  Aug.,  1869. 

2  Mary  Eva,  b.  16  Dec,  1868;    res.  unm.,  in  Marlboro. 

ii  Mary  Ann,  b.  17  Oct.,  1826;    d.  in  Santa  Barbara,  Cal., ; 

m.  1  May,  1849,  Stephen  G.  Livermore,  who  d.  in  Cedar  Rapids, 
la.     Ch.   (Livermore) : 

1  Ella  M.\  b.  10  May,  1850;    d.  17  Dec,  1855. 

2  Harry  E.,  b.  and   d.   1855. 

3  Ida  E.,  b.  27  Dec,  1862;  m.  and  res.  in  Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

4  Emma  M.,  b.   10  July,   1864;   res.   Santa   Barbara. 

iii  William  Fife,  b.  21  Sept.,  1829;    d.  s.  p.,  18  July,  1863,  of  southern 

fever;     m.   21   June,   1853,   Frances   Davidson,   who   d.   Oct.,   1904. 

He  enlisted  in  the  45th  Regt.,  Mass.  Vols. 
iv  Mindwell,  b.  2  June,  1832;    d.   15  July,  1880;    m.  21  May,  1861, 

Lawson   M.   Gassett,  who  m.   again   and   res.  in  Pa.,   and  d.     Ch. 

(Gassett) : 

1  Arthur  L.^  h.  12  Jan.,  1867,  res.  in  the  West. 

2  Ella,  b.  July,  1869 ;    d.  1869. 

3  George,  b.  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  ;    res.  in  the  West. 

541      V  Addington  Munroe,  b.  27  March,  1837. 

Child  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

vi  Joseph  Edward,  b.  12  May,  1844;  d.  19  June,  1905;  m.  25  Jan., 
1875,  Mary  Whitney,  dau.  of  John  Loring,  b.  in  Marlboro,  18 
Aug.,  1842.  He  dealt  in  timber  and  at  one  time  kept  a  hotel. 
Was  in  the  Civil  War,  during  the  last  year  of  the  conflict,  in  Co. 
H,  17th  Regt.,  Mass.  Vols.    Ch.: 


1  Alice  May^,  b.  in  Marlboro,  24  Nov.,  1876;  a  weU  known 
musician;  played  with  great  effect  for  the  7th  Reunion  of  the 
B.  F.  A. 

262  DANIEL^  son  of  Dr.  DanieP  and  Anna  (Munroe)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  27  Jan.,  1788;  died  in  Marlboro, 
Mass.,  29  Nov.,  1841;  married  Sarah  M.  Barnard,  in  1813;  born 
13  March,  1789;  died  June,  1870. 

Children,  born  in  Northboro: 
542       i  Charles  Amory',  b.  26  Sept.,  1814. 

ii  Persis  Baker,  b.  7  Jan.,  1816;    d.  unm.,  in  1898. 
Hi  Elizabeth  B.,  b.  21   Oct.,  1817;    d.  23  Dec,  1835. 
iv  Edward  F.,  b.  22  July,  1819;    d.  March,  1869;    m.  22  May,  1855, 
Martha    A.,    dau.    of    Elisha    Johnson;     b.    in    Southboro,    Mass., 
28  Feb.,  1832;    res.  No.  Brookfield,  Mass.     Ch.: 

1  Lizzie  M.^  b.  5  May,  1858;    d.  9  Jan.,  1877. 

2  Hattie  S.,  b.  in  No.  B.,  22  July,  1865;  res.  unm.,  in  Water- 
town,  Mass. 

V  Sarah  Ann,  b.  2  April,  1821. 
vi  Hannah  B.,  b.  13  June,  1823;    d.  29  Oct.,  1825. 
vii  Daniel  L.,  b.  18  Oct.,  1825;    d.  6  Sept.,  1827. 

viii  ,  perhaps   one  who   d.   in   Framingham,   15   Sept.,   1884, 

ae.  59. 

263  LOIS%  daughter  of  Dr.  DanieP  and  Anna  (Munroe) 
Brigham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  14  April,  1793;  died  in  West- 
boro,  Mass.,  31  March,  1890;  married  3  Maj^,  1815,  Capt.  The- 
ophUus,  son  of  Dr.  Benjamin  Nourse;  born  in  Berlin,  Mass.,  9 
April,  1787;  removed  to  Westboro,  where  he  died,  24  April,  1824. 

Children  (Nourse),  born  in  Berlin: 

i  Benjamin  Bailey'',  b.  31   March,   1816;    d.  24  Sept.,   1900;    m.   19 
Oct.,  1843,  Mary  E.  Langley.     He  was  a  manufacturer  of  plant 
trellises,  etc.;   an  accurate  surveyor  and  the  best  posted  man  on 
town  matters;    held  many   oflBces;    in   1875   appointed  Spec.   Jus- 
tice of  First  Dist.  Court,  E.  Mass.;    res.  in  Westboro.     Ch.: 
1  Frank^;    2  Henry,  both  d.  y;    3  Emma;    4  Walter  B.,  architect 
of  Worcester;    3  ch. 
ii  Jane,  b.  10  Aug.,  1817;    m.  15  Oct.,  1838,  Charles  P.  Rice  of  West- 
boro.   Ch.  (Rice),  b.  in  Westboro: 

1  Charles  Amory",  b.  2Q  April,  1840;  m.  (1)  6  April,  1866,  Lizzie 
B.,  dau.  of  O.  P.  Wakefield  of  Lyndon,  Vt.;  b.  15  Jan.,  1837; 
d.  6  July,  1873;  m.  (2)  18  Sept.,  1876,  Ella  J.,  dau.  of  C.  R. 
Cleveland  of  Guilford,  Vt.;  b.  Athol,  Mass.,  19  Dec,  1651; 
2  ch. 

2  Jennie  M.,  b.  28  June,  1847;    d.  6  May,  1904. 

3  Louise  S.,  b.  28  June,  1847;  m.  28  Nov.,  1878,  James  Alex- 
ander Kelley,  b.  in  Northboro,  9  June,  1835;  res.  Westboro, 
s.  p. 

iii  Catherine,  b.  18  Jan.,  1820;    m.  8  May,  1844,  Lyman  G.  Stephens 

of  Westboro  and  Marlboro.     Ch.   (Stephens): 
1  Frederick  1F.^  of  Newton;    2  George  L. 
iv  Lois   Brigham,  b.  2   Sept.,  1824;    d.   22  June,   1851;    m.   14  June, 

1849,  Henry  W.  Baldwin  of  Shrewsbury,  Mass.;    1  ch.,  d,  y. 

252     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

264  ABRAHAM   MUNROE%   son  of  Dr.   DanieP   and  Anna 

(Munroe)    Brigham;   born   in   Marlboro,   Mass.,   25   March,   1796; 

died  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  26  Oct.,   1882,  ae.  86;  married,  in   1822, 

Mindwell,   daughter   of   Winslow   and   Alice    (Gushing)    Brigham; 

born  in  Northboro,  5  May,  1796;  died  1  Jan.,  1870.     He  was  the 

landlord  of  the  American  House,  Boston,  for  many  years. 

Children,  horn  in  Boston: 

i  Caroline  Matilda',  b.  1  Feb.,  1823;    d.  23  Feb.,  1823. 

543  ii  Lydia  Maria,  b.  23  Nov.,  1824. 

iii  Henry  Lyman,  b.  7  June,  1828;    d.  24  Aug.,  1847. 

265  OTIS^,  son  of  David^  and  Lucy  (Harrington)  Brigham; 
born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  1788;  died  there  15  April,  1872;  married 
(1)  l6  June,  1819j  Abigail,  daughter  of  Zealous  Bates  of  Cohas- 
set,  Mass.,  and  sister  of  Rev.  Joshua  Bates,  D.  D.,  President  of 
Middlebury,  Vt.,  College;  born  22  Jan.,  1792;  died  2  May,  1831; 
married  (2)  Adeline,  sister  of  his  first  wife,  born  10  May,  1801; 
died  2  Oct.,   1866. 

He  was  Captain  in  the  war  ofl812  and  helped  to  raise  troops 
for  the  Civil  War.  A  prosperous  farmer,  he  yet  found  time  to 
devote  to  church  and  town  aifairs  with  great  energy  and  success. 
For  40  years  he  was  superintendent  of  the  first  Sunday-school 
started  in  Westboro.  Was  selectman  1827-'28,  1830-'33,  1836-'43; 
overseer  of  the  poor  and  moderator  of  town  meetings  for  many 
years.  Was  Representative  from  Westboro  in  1839  and  1840.  In 
1834  he  began  to  collect  the  genealogy  of  the  Brighams,  and  his 
experience,  like  that  of  others  who  have  followed  him,  was  full  of 
hardship.  After  14  years  he  had  found  most  of  the  records  col- 
lected later  by  Morse.  No  encouragement  to  publish  was  given 
him  and  he  drew  a  chart  of  the  branch  to  which  he  belonged  and 
sent  the  rest  of  the  MSS.  to  various  places  where  he  hoped  it  might 
be  of  use,  but  it  was  beyond  recovery  when  Morse  needed  it.  He 
gathered  annually  at  the  old  firesides  in  Westboro  large  companies 
of  Brighams. 

Children  {by  -first  wife),  horn  in  Westhoro: 

i  Henrietta   A.',  b.   5   April,   1820;     d   in  Westboro,   25  Jan.,   1896; 

m.   16   Feb.,   1848,   Samuel   M.,   son   of  Dr.   Samuel   Griggs,  b.   in 

Grafton,  Vt.,   10   Sept.,   1822;   d.   in  Westboro,  7   Nov.,   1886;  was 

in   business    in    Westboro;     town    clerk    31    years;     representative 

and   state   senator,    and   a   leader    in    the    church.      Ch.    (Griggs), 

b.  in  Westboro: 

1  Sarah  Bancroft',  b.  1  May,  1854;    m.  17  May,  1883,  Dr.  Henry 

S.,  son  of  Franklin  H.  and  Sarah  (Hood)  Knight  of  Worcester, 

Mass.,  b.  there  in  1853.     Ch.   (Knight):     Roscoe  Griggs',  b.  16 

Nov.,  1886,  in  Amherst  Coll,  1906,  ^ 

544  ii  George  Otis,  b.  9  Nov.,  1821. 

iii  Sereno   Leroy,  b.   9   April,   1824';     d.  unm.,  in  the   West,  8  Oct., 
1860;    was  injured  by  a  fall. 


iv  Ivers  Jewett,  b.  31  Oct.,  1826;    d.  11  Aug.,  1847,  unm. 
545      V  Joshua  Bates,  b.  28  Sept.,  1828. 

Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Westboro: 

vi  Abigail   Adeline,   b.   21    March,    1833;     d.    18    Nov.,    1899;     m.   26 

June,  1861,  Orville  K.  Hutchinson;    res.  s.  p.,  N.  Y.  City, 
vli  Lucy  Harrington,  b.  1  June,  1834;    res.  unm.,  in  Westboro. 
viii  Ann  Frances,  b.  13  Dec,  1835;    d.  9  Feb.,  1843,  of  scarlet  fever, 
ix  Mary  Jane,  b.  21  Nov.,  1837;    d.  9  Feb.,  1843,  of  the  same  disease. 
X  Daniel  Edward,  b.  22  Dec,  1840;    d.  30  Dec,  1840. 

266  REV.  DAVID*',  son  of  David^  and  Lucy  (Harrington) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  2  Sept.,  1794;  died  Bridge- 
water,  Mass.,  18  April,  1888;  married  1  March,  1819,  Elizabeth 
H.  Durfee  of  Fall  River,  Mass. 

Mr.  Brigham  studied  two  years  at  Brown  University  and  finished 
at  Union  College,  where  he  was  graduated,  A.  B.,  1818.  Studied 
theology  under  the  direction  of  Drs.  Emmons  and  Ide  of  Medway, 
Mass.  He  was  pastor  in  East  Randolph,  Mass.,  (now  Holbrook)^ 
1819-'36;  in  Framingham,  Mass.,  1837-'45;  Bridgewater,  Central 
Square  Church,  1845-'59.  He  retired  from  the  ministry  with  im- 
paired health  and  resided  several  years  in  Fall  River.  Was  pastor 
of  a  small  church  in  Waquoit,  a  section  of  Falmouth,  1863-'69.  In 
1876  he  attempted  to  fill  the  pulpit  of  the  Second  Church  in  Ply- 
mouth, Mass.,  but  a  serious  illness  interrupted  his  labors.  He 
served  62  years  in  the  ministry.  He  was  a  man  of  great  energy 
of  purpose. 

Children,  the  eldest,  fourth,  fifth  and  sixth,  born  in  Fall  River: 

i  Elizabeth  Durfee%  b.  1  May,  1821;  m.  6  Nov.,  1851,  Valentine, 
son  of  Christopher  D.  Copeland;  res.  Bridgewater,  Mass.  Ch. 
(Copeland),  b.  in  B.: 

1  Lucy  H.  B?,  m.  F.  Chapin  Davis  of  Longmeadow,  Mass. 

2  Alice  G.,  m.  Herbert  Pratt  of  Quincy,  Mass. 

3  Annie  Gilbert,  a  physician,  res.  Bridgewater. 

546  ii  David  Sewall,  b.  E.  Randolph,  Mass.,  17  March,  1823. 

iii  Lucy   Harrington,   b.    E.    Randolph,   28   July,   1827;     d.   17   Aug., 

547  iv  Charles  Durfee,  b.  21  July,  1831. 

V  Thomas  Russell,  b.  7  Jan.,  1834;  m.  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  7  Oct., 
1869,  Delia  H.  Larrimore;    res.  in  St.  Louis.     Ch.: 

1  Samuel  Edward^,  b.  22  Aug.,  1870;    res.  St.  Louis. 

2  Lucy  Harrington,  b.  8  Aug.,  1872. 

3  David  William,  b.  26  April,  1875 ;   res.  St.  Louis. 

4  Charles  Sewall,  b.  11  July,  1881;    d.  ibid. 

5  Chester  Russell,  b.  26  Dec,  1892. 

6  Thomas,  an  adopted  son. 

vi  Martha  Ann,  b.  28  April,  1837;  m.  George  August,  son  of  Dea. 
Daniel  King.    Ch.  (King): 

1  Mary  B.^  m.  Eugene  H.  Babbitt  of  New  York  City. 

2  Alice  W.,  m.  Edgar  G.  Murphy  of  San  Antonio,  Texas. 

3  Louise  B.;    4  George  G. 

vli  Mary  Agnes,  b.  21  Aug.,  1839;    d.  11  Aug.,  1858. 

254     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

267  HON.  (DEA.)  ELMER%  son  of  David°  and  Lucy  (Har- 
rington) Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  8  Sept.,  1798;  died  in 
Westboro,  3  March,  1871;  married  14  May,  1823,  Betsey  Curwen, 
daughter  of  Joel  and  Hannah  (Bond)  Parker;  born  in  Westboro, 
20  Jan.,  1799;  died  29  Nov.,  1875. 

Dea.  Brigham  was  a  distinguished  citizen  of  Westboro,  serving 
the  town  in  many  ways,  most  ably.  He  engaged  in  farming.  He 
represented  the  town  three  terms  in  the  General  Court  and  was  a 
member  of  the  State  Senate  and  Governor's  Council;  held  many 
town  offices  and  was  on  several  important  committees ;  was  treas- 
urer of  Westboro  Reform  School,  and  held  the  church  office  of 
Deacon  from  1848-'69. 

Children,  born  in  Westboro: 

i  Ellen  Elizabeth',  b.  3  March,   1824;    d.   s.  p.,  13  Sept.,  1848;    m. 
12  JNIay,   1847,  David  W.   Hill  of  Westminster,  Mass. 

548  ii  Janette  Hannah,  b.  9  Jan.,  1827. 

549  iii  Merrick  Putnam,  b.  9  March,  1829. 

iv  Anna   Parker,   b.   18   Sept.,   1832;     d.   26  Feb.,   1870,   s.   p.;     m.   S 

Feb.,  1853,  Charles  A.  Harrington,  of  Westboro. 
V  Sophia  Augusta,  b.  10  July,  1837;    d.  17  April,  1842. 
vi  Susan  Parker,  b.  4  Jan.,  1840;    d.  14  Oct.,  1863. 
vii  Charles  Elmer,  b.  14  March,  1842;    d.  28  July,  1877,  s.  p.;    m.  9 

March,  1866,  Ellen  Davis, 
viii  Calvin  Lloyd,  b.  30  July,  1844;    d.  11  June,  1902;    m.  (1)   11  Oct., 
1866,  Mary  Millicent,  dau.  of  Josiah  Brown;    who  d.  6  April,  1875; 
m.  (2)  29  June,  1876,  Ethie  J.,  dau.  of  James  Burpee  of  Sterling, 
Mass.     Ch.,  by  1st  wife: 
1  Alice  A.,  b.  10  May,  1868;  res.  in  Marlboro,  unm. 

268  CAPT.  HOLLOWAY%  son  of  David^  and  Lucy  (Har- 
rington) Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  2  Sept.,  1801;  died 
28  March,  1869;  married,  at  Royalston,  Mass.,  31  Aug.,  1823, 
Frances,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Read  (Preceptor  of  Academy  at 
Portland,  Me.)  ;  born  in  Portland,  27  April,  1805;  died,  his  widow, 
in  Boston,   1   Sept.,  1882. 

Capt.  Brigham  was  named  after  his  uncle.  Rev.  HoUoway  Fish, 
who  adopted  him.  He  resided  in  Marlboro,  N.  H.,  until  1830, 
when  he  moved  to  Northboro,  Mass.,  (some  records  say  "  West- 
boro "). 

Children,  the  3  eldest  born  in  Marlboro,  N.  H.,  the  younger  in  North- 
boro (or  Westboro) : 

i  Jane  Putnam^  b.  29  Aug.,  1824;    d.  in  Falmouth,  Mass.,  30  Sept., 

1887;    m.    15    April,    1846,    Hon.    Austin    Belknap    of    Westboro, 

Mass.;    res.  in  Somerville,  Mass.,  where  Mr.  Belknap  was  mayor 

in  1875;    he  d.  in  1902.     Ch.   (Belknap): 

1  Jennie  M?,  b.   1851 ;    m.   Roswell  C.  Downer.     Ch.    (Downer) : 

i  Cutler";    ii  Helen. 


2  Frances  B.,  b.  1857;    d.  18T1. 

3  Robert    William,    b. ;     m.    Dora    Parkinson.      Ch. 

(Belknap):    i  Howard  P.°  ;  ii  Stearns  E.,  who  d.  1893. 

ii  Hannah  Farrar,  b.  20  March,  1827;  d.  10  June,  1906;  m.  15 
April,  1847,  Calvin,  son  of  Calvin  and  Anna  (Holbrook)  French 
of  Holbrook,  Mass.;  b.  11  Oct.,  1811;  d.  20  Dec,  1884.  Ch. 
(French) : 

1  George  Bradford^  b.  28  July,  1853;    m.  30  April,  1889,  Abbie 
F.  Hollis,  b.  5  July,  1860;    she  is  in  8th  gen.,  direct  line  from 
Gov.  Bradford.     He  is  in  business  in  Barristers  Hall,  Boston, 
and  res.  s.  p.,  Holbrook,  ]Mass. 
iii  Maria  E.,  b.  22  Sept.,  1829;    d.  unm.,  19  Jan.,  1879. 
iv  Lyman  M.,  b.   8   Feb.,   1836;     d.   probably  s.   p.,  Aug.,   1885;     m. 
22  Nov.,  1864,  Jennie  Moody  of  AVaterbury,  Vt. ;  was  a  trader  in 
Essex  June,  Vt. 

550  V  Cyrus,  b.  27  Dec,  1838. 

vi  Harriet  Frances,  b.  1  Jan.,  1842;  m.  1  Jan.,  1870,  William  E. 
Brj^ant;    res.  s.  p.,  in  Boston,  Mass. 

269  SYLVANUS%  son  of  Alpheus^  and  Lydia  (Green)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  10  Feb.,  1771;  died  in  Boylston, 
N.  Y. ;  married  Amy,  daughter  of  William  Cox,  who  died  in  Gali- 
lee, Pa.  He  resided  in  Florida  and  Springfield,  N.  Y. 

Children,  the  eldest  and  fourth  born  in  Florida,  N.  Y.: 

551  i  Hiram  Wright",  b.  29  Dec,  1799. 
ii  Samantha. 

533    iii  Cynthia  M.,  b.  26  April,  1807. 

553  iv  William  C,  b.  13  July,  1802. 

554  V  Philip  P.,  b.  in  Springfield,  N.  Y.,  5  Sept.,  1810. 

vi  Orville,  b.   7  May,   1813;    m.   Sept.,   1847,  Mrs.  Sophia   Houghton, 

widow  of  Hiram  R.;    he  d.  s.  p. 
vii"  Emeline  B.,  b.  7  May,  1813;    d.   11   Jan.,  1889,  s.  p.;    m.  2  Jan., 

1859,  Calvin  S.  Marks. 

555  viii  Orrin  A.,  b.  in  Boylston,  X.  Y.,  4  May,  1820. 

ix  Jonathan. 
X  Amy  d.  y. 
xi  Alonzo,  d.  y. 

270  ABEL*',  son  of  Alpheus^  and  Lydia  (Green)  Brigham; 
born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  31  July,  1773;  died  in  Rodman,  N. 
Y.,  18  Oct.,  1850;  married,  1795,  Phebe,  daughter  of  Joseph 
Wheeler,  born  in  New  Hampshire,  6  June,  1777;  died  in  Rodman, 
14  Nov.,  1858.  Was  a  teacher  and  merchant  and  resided  in  West- 
moreland, Whitesboro,  Watertown,  and  Rodman,  N.  Y. 

Children,  3  eldest  born  in  Neio  Hampshire,  others  as  indicated: 
i  Achsah^  a  teacher,  and  d.  unm.,  in  Rodman,  14  Oct.,  1849. 
ii  Lavantia,  b.  1803;    d.  18  Sept.,  1870;    m.  Jan.,  1830,  Capt.  John, 
son  of  Tilly  Richardson;    b.  in  Mass.,  1795;    d.  30  March,  1870; 
was  a  teacher;    res.  in  Rodman.     Ch.    (Richardson): 

1  Mary  Eliza^,  b.  5  Sept.,  1834;    m.  1867,  Nathan  Graham;    res. 
Lakeport,  Cal. 

2  John  Jay,  b.  24  Oct.,  1836;    res.  Worthville,  N.  Y. 

256     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

iii  Rebecca,  m.  1835,  William  C.  Johnson,  b.  in  Walton,  N.  Y.,  1804; 
d.  6  March,  1880;    res.  Aurora,  N.  Y.     Ch.   (Johnson): 
1  Chrisfield?,   author  of  Hist,   of  Erie   Co.,  N.    Y.;    res.   Ithaca, 
N.  Y. 
iv  Eliza,  b.  1808,  in  N.  Y.  State;    d.  s.  p.,  2  March,  1823;    m.  March, 
1822,  Augustus  R.  Moin  of  N.  Y.  City. 

V  Charlotte,  b.  in  Watertown,  N.  Y.,  24  July,  1816;  d.  4  Aug.,  1881; 
m.  Dec,  1849,  Ehas  Parkhurst,  b.  in  England,  and  d.  in  Rod- 
man, 1894;    res.  Rodman.     Ch.   (Parkhurst): 

1  Adelbert^,  who  d.  ae.  2. 

2  Medora,  m.  Frank  Brown  and  was  divorced. 

3  Frank. 

4  Herbert. 

vi  Tracy  Abel,  b.  Dec,  1818,  in  Watertown;  left  home,  ae.  17;  lived 
in  Aurora,  N.  Y.,  then  went  to  Ohio. 

vii  Cornelia  Jane,  b.  in  Watertown,  12  Oct.,  1820;  m.  18  Nov.,  1847, 
Caleb  Eton,  son  of  Joseph  Hitchcock,  b.  in  Vermont,  3  Sept., 
1824;  d.  28  Sept.,  1852;  she  was  a  cheesemaker;  res.  in  Water- 
town,  Worth,  Rodman  and  Richland,  N.  Y.    Ch.  (Hitchcock) : 

1  Julia  C.^,  b.  28  Feb.,  1849;  m.  1875,  (1)  Horace  Draper 
m.  (2)  John  Cole.  Ch.  (Draper):  i  Lillian  E.°  Ch.  (Cole): 
ii  Lena  M.;    iii  Cornelia. 

2  Eugenia  Ella,  b.  3  Nov.,  1850;  m.  1871,  Eugene  Shoecraft  of 
Mannsville,    N.    Y.      Ch.    (Shoecraft):     i    Jacob    E.%    grad.    of 

Albany  Med.  College;    ii  Martha  M. 
viii  Lucy  Ann,  b.  10  June,  1822;    d.  unm.,  12  Oct.,  1848. 

271  ASA*'^  son  of  Leonard^  and  Abigail  (Forbush)  Brigham; 
born  in  Walpole,  N.  H.,  18  June^  1781;  died  in  Essex,  Vt.,  about 
1840;  married  in  1802,  Lavina  Bellows  of  Essex.  He  settled  in 
Essex  about  1812,  and  resided  on  "  Brigham  Hill,"  grown  now  to 
be  a  summer  resort. 

Children,  born  in  Essex,  except  Calvin,  who  was  b.  in  Milton,  Vt.: 
i  Warren',  res.  Essex. 
556      ii  Calvin,  b.  1805. 
iii  Sarah. 

iv  Asa,  who  d.;  m.  Polly ;  res.  Essex  June;  has  two  grand- 

V  Rebecca,  m.  A.  A.  Slater,  Essex  Centre.     Ch.   (Slater) : 

1  John^. 

vi  Lavina,  m.  E.  B.  Collins,  Burlington,  Vt.;    1   dau.%  m.  • 

Thayer;    has   dau.,   Etta°. 

vii  Rufus,  m. .    Ch.: 

1  Martha',  who  m.  Kimball.     Ch.   (Kimball):    i  Jennie'; 

ii  Edwin  B. 

viii  Lyman,  res.  Essex;    m.  .     Ch.:    1  dau.,  Mrs.  Harold 

Stevens^    of    Burlington,    Vt.      Ch.    (Stevens):     i    Edson    C.»,    of 
Winooski,  Vt;    ii  Harrison  A.  of  Burlington, 

272  RUFUS",  son  of  Leonard^  and  Abigail  (Forbush)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Walpole,  N.  H.,  9  Feb.,  1786;  died  in  Hampden,  O., 
(whither  he  removed  in  1835),  12  Dec,  1838;  married  (1)   Dec, 


1815,  Sophia  Wheelock  of  Essex,  Vt.,  born  1791;  died  29  Aug., 
1826;  married  (2)  14  April,  1830,  Lydia  Morgan  of  Essex,  born 
1791;  died  27  May,   1857.     He  was  a   farmer. 

Children  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Essex: 

i  David  B.',  b.  29  July,  1817;    d.  in  Thompson,  O.,  4  April,  1845; 

m.  Jane  Clark;    he  was  a  farmer. 
ii  Sarah  S.,  b.  20  June,  1819;    d.  5  July,  1872;    m.  (1)  14  Feb.,  1838, 
Douglas  Hurlburt,  a  manufacturer  of  cloth;    m.  (2)  25  May,  1843, 
Chillion  Strong,  a  farmer  of  Thompson,  O.     Ch.   (Hurlburt) : 
1  Diana?.    Ch.  (Strong) :    2  Newton. 
Child  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Essex: 

557  iii  Daniel  Morgan,  b.  25  Sept.,  1832. 

273  JONATHAN^  son  of  Leonard'  and  Abigail  (Forbush) 
Brigham;  born  in  Walpole,  N.  H.,  23  Oct.,  1788;  died  in  Chardon, 
O.,  1856;  married,  in  1812,  Melinda  Davenport  of  St.  Lawrence 
Co.,  N.  Y.  He  moved  in  1817  to  Madison,  O.,  and  in  1821  to 
Hampden,  O.,  thence  to  Chardon,  O. 

Children,  the  3  elder  born  in  N.  Y.,  the  last  5  in  Hampden: 
i  Laura',  d.  y. 

ii  Eliza,  b.  13  April,  1815;    m.  in  1839,  Milton  Tilden  of  Unionville, 
O.     Ch.   (Tilden): 
1  Stella\ 
iii  Laura,   b.   11    April,   1817;     d.   in   1852;     m.   in   1835,   S.   N.   Bur- 
roughs of  Montville,  O.;    7  ch. 
iv  Leonard    R.    (Dr.),   b.    in   Madison,    11    July,    1819;     m.    in    1844, 
Eliza   S.    Fancher   of   Auburn,   N.   Y. ;     res.    Painesville,   O.;     Ed. 
Farmington  Inst.,  O. ;    a  popular  lecturer  on  Medicine,  Hygiene, 
V  Eunice,   b.   in   Madison,   10   May,   1821;     a   teacher   in   Lena,   lU.; 

m.  in  1850,  Alfred  A.  Ovary, 
vi  Daniel   J.,   b.    10  May,   1823;     m.   1851,   Nancy   Roberts   of   Lena, 

111.;    res.  Iowa, 
vii  Polly   A.,   b.    18   Nov.,   1824;     m.   A.   A.   Crary   of   Freeport,   III.; 

res.  Lena,  111. 
ix  Orman  H.,  b.  12  May,  1827;    drowned  in  Akron,  O.,  1849. 
X  Mehnda  L.,  b.  19  June,  1833;    teacher  in  111.;    m.  W.  T.   House, 

and  moved  to  Wells  Mill,  Mo. 
xi  Lewis  D.,  b.  June,  1838;    res.  Lena,  111. 

274  SILAS®,  son  of  Leonard'  and  Abigail  (Forbush)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Walpole,  N.  H.,  16  Oct.,  1791;  died  in  Harpersfield, 
O.,  26  March,  1850;  married,  27  May,  1818,  Polly,  daughter  of 
Archibald  Harding  of  Locke,  N.  Y. ;  born  l6  July,  1796;  died  in 
Ohio,  10  May,  1854.  He  was  a  farmer;  was  tovra  trustee,  and  in 
the  war  of  1812. 

Children,  born  in  Harpersfield: 

i  Samantha',  b.  11  April,  1820;    d.  11  March,  1821. 

558  ii  Nelson,  b.  21  Oct.,  1821. 
659    iii  Hiram,  b.  14  Feb.,  1823. 

iv  Almond,  b.  27  Nov.,  1826;    d.  in  1827. 

258     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

560  V  Albert  Crawford,  b.   13  Nov.,   1828. 

vi  Paulina  Lois,  b.  4  Dec,  1831;  d.  1878;  m.  8  Dec,  1857,  Jerome 
B.  Vankirk;  she  was  a  teacher;  res.  Rush  Lake,  Wis.  Ch. 
(  Vankirk) : 

1  Frederick  EuclicP,  b.  12  Dec,  1858. 

2  Flora  May,  b.  25  March,  1860. 

3  Weldon  Brigham,  b.  18  May,  1862. 

4  Orley  Jerome,  b.  15  July,  1864. 

5  Jennilla,  b.  31  Jan.,  1867. 

6  Alice  Euphane,  b.  11  Sept.,  1869. 

vii  Mary  Louise,  b.  7  Jan.,  1835;  m.  (1)  4  Jan.,  1860,  William  Van- 
kirk, who  d.  in  Rush  Lake,  25  Dec,  1878;  m.  (2)  25  Dec,  1879, 
Jerome  B.  Vankirk,  widower  of  her  sister  Paulina;  she  was  a 
teacher;    res.  Rush  Lake.    Ch.  (Vankirk),  by  first  husband: 

1  Luella  Orsino\  b.  9  Nov.,  1861;    d.  4  Nov.,  1862. 

2  Genevra  Estelle,  h.  3  May,  1864;    d.  17  Oct.,  1865. 

3  Anna  Louise,  h.  4  April,  1868. 

4  Lyndon  Jay,  b.   10  June,   1872. 

561  viii  George  Washington,  b.  22  Sept.,  1836. 

ix  Henry  Harrison,  b.  1  Sept.,  1840;  d.  s.  p.,  12  Oct.,  1867;  m.  1865, 
Louisa  Morrison;  he  was  in  the  Civil  War,  2d  O.  Cavalry;  was 
twice  wounded,  one  wound  proving  fatal;    he  was  a  farmer. 

275  HIRAM%  son  of  Leonard^  and  Abigail  (Forbush)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Milton,  Vt.,  Nov.,  1800;  died  in  Croton,  Ohio,  1838, 
where  he  moved  in  1834;  married,  1829,  Hannah  Carpenter  of 

Children : 

i  Silas  Hermon^  b.  in  Milton,  8  Nov.,  1833;  d.  13  June,  1879;  m. 
6  Nov.,  1860,  Lucy  A.  Root  of  GranviUe,  O.,  b.  6  Dec,  1839; 
she  res,   Hutsonville,  111.     Ch.: 

1  Clara  Belle",  b.  in  Pickerington,  O.,  2  Sept.,  1861;  d.  at 
res.  in  Robinson,  lU.,  21  May,  1885;  m.  Joseph  Ferrel.  Ch. 
(Ferrel):    i  Charles  H.%  b.  24  Sept.,  1884;    d.  19  July,  1887. 

2  Luther  Harvey,  res.   Robinson,  111;    4  ch. 

3  Emma  Cornelia,  b.  Hardinsville,  111.,  15  Nov.,  1865;  m.  Austin 
Price;    res.  Eaton,  111.;    ch.  1  dau. 

4  Mary  Luella,  b.  Hardinsville,  20  July,  1870;  m.  William  Aker- 
man;  res.  Eaton;  5  ch. 

5  Omer  Allen,  b.  Robinson,  13  Jan.,  1874;  m.  Bertha  J.  Stark; 
res.  Hutsonville.  Ch.:  i  Jennie  Madge',  b.  29  July,  1901;  ii 
John  Herman,  b.  9  May,  1903. 

6  Nina  Cleone,  b.  in  Robinson,  4  Feb.,  1877;    d.  5  June,  1879. 

ii  Harvey  Carpenter,  b.  in  Hartford,  O.;  m.  30  March  (or  Nov.), 
1861,  at  H.,  Mary  H.  Morrow  of  Johnstown,  O.;  res.  E.  St. 
Louis,  111.     Ch.,  b.  in  Robinson,  111.: 

1  Frank  CliforO",  h.  11  Dec,  1864;    d.  13  Oct.,  1865. 

2  George  Morrow,  b.  16  April,  1867;  a  livestock  dealer,  E.  St. 

3  Willametta,  b.  9  Dec,  1869;  m.  E.  E.  Gordon;  res.  Robin- 
son, 111. 

4  Bertha  Emeline,  b.  24  Jan.,  1873;    d.  27  July,  1874. 


276  DEA.  SULLIVAN«,  son  of  Capt.  Stephen^  and  Sarah 
(Harrington)  Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  29  Dec,  1781; 
died  in  Vienna,  N.  Y.,  2  Oct.,  1867;  married  (1),  5  Jan.,  1804, 
Amanda,  daughter  of  Uriah  Spalding;  born  9  Feb.,  1778;  died  in 
Vienna,  3  Feb.,  1849;  married  (2)  Mrs.  Nancy  Bryan.  He  resided 
in  Westmoreland,  and  in  Vienna,  Oneida  Co.,  N.  Y. 

Children   {by  first  wife),  the  elder  ones  born  in  Westmoreland: 

i  Lucinda',  b.  5  Dec,  1804;  d.  37  Oct.,  1841;  m.  29  Sept.,  18—, 
William  E.  Thorn  of  Washington,  O.,  b.  3  Jan.,  1803;  d.  2  July, 
1870.     Ch.   (Thorn): 

1  Daniel  l^.^  b.  5  Dec,  1837;  m.  1868,  Anna  Whitmill;  res. 
Samaria,  Mich.  Ch.:  i  Charles  F.";  ii  Adelaide  F.;  iii  William 
J.;    iv  Pearl  E.,  d.  y. ;    v  Euphemia  E.;    vi  Gilbert  A. 

2  Theodore,  b.  30  Jan.,  1839;  m.  1871,  Mary  A.  Pierce;  res. 
Bedford,  Mich.  Ch.:  i  Maurice  T.%  d.  y.;  ii  Mavor  B.;  iii 
George  L. 

562      ii  Mavor,  b.  16  May,  1806. 

iii  Eliza,   b.   29   Aug.,    1808;     d.   30   March,    1856;     m.    1    April,    1840, 

Edward  Doty;    res.  Rome,  N.  Y. 
iv  Rollin,   b.    12    Oct.,    1810;     d.    2   Jan.,    1855;     m.    4    March,    1849, 

Louisa  Risley,  who  d. ;    res.  Vienna. 
V  Arethusa,   b.    30    Oct.,    1812;    d.   25   Jan.,    1858;   m.   3    Oct.,    1835, 

Ansel  L.  Johnson;    res.  Vienna, 
vi  Faber,  b.  21  Feb.,  1815;    d.  24  Nov.,  1844,  unm. 
vii  Newell,  b.  1  Jan.,  1820;    d.  25  March,  1841,  unm. 
viii  Sarah,  b.  in  Vienna,  b.  May,  1823 ;   m.  5  Oct.,  1854,  James  D.  Marks, 
b.  in  Vergennes,  Vt.,  22  June,  1812;    d.  in  Vienna,  27  Aug.,  1890; 
res.  Vienna.     Ch.    (Marks),  b.  in  Vienna: 

1  Ira  Brigham",  b.  3  May,  1857;    d.  30  March,  1861. 

2  Charles  F.,  b.  23  July,  1861;    m.  27  July,   1881;    res.   Vienna. 

3  Nellie  Eliza,  b.  23  Oct.,  1864;    d.  27  Aug.,  1872. 

277  CAPT.  STEPHEN^,  son  of  Capt.  Stephen^  and  Sarah 
(Harrington)  Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.,  11  Apr.,  1783; 
died  in  Vernon,  N.  Y.,  24  July,  1850;i  married  (1),  in  1824,  Widow- 
Ruby  Wetmore,  born  27  Jan.,  1793;  died  16  June,  1828;  married 
(2),  1832,  Elizabeth  Stevens,  born  20  Sept.,  1802;  died  7  Aug., 
1870.     He  moved  to  Vernon  with  his  parents;  held  town  offices. 

Children  {by  first  wife),  born  in  Vernon: 

I  Harriet  T.%  b.  9  April,  1825;  m.  29  May,  1849,  Isaac  Adams,  Jr., 
b.  19  April,  1825;  d.  28  Sept.,  1879;  in  1893  she  res.,  a  widow. 
Hill  City,  S.  Dakota.    Ch.  (Adams): 

1  Carolyn  E?,  b.  20  Oct.,  1850;  d.  10  Nov.,  1877;  grad.  Wis- 
consin St.  Univ.  in  1871;  Prof.  Wis.  St.  Normal;  m.  4  Oct., 
1876,  Rev.  Cephas  F.  Clapp,  Supt.  of  Missions,  in  Oregon. 

2  Frederick  Brigham,  b.  7  March,  1857;  m.  16  March,  1882, 
Electa  Barker.     Ch.    Cephas  B.S  b.  1885. 

ii  Caroline,  b.  1827;    d.  1828. 
Children   {by  second  wife),  born  in   Vernon: 

iii  Eleanor  E.,  b.   16  Dec,   1832;    m.   14  Jan.,   1869,   Samuel   Bragg; 
res.   2116   Norris  St.,   Philadelphia. 

260     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

iv  Richard   Henry  Lee,  b.   7   Feb.,   1835;     d.  31   July,   1878;    m.  in 

1872;    a  farmer  in  Rutland,  Wis.;    he  was  in  the  49th  N.  Y.  Vols., 

discharged   disabled  after  hard   service. 
V  George   Washington,   b.    6    Nov.,    1836;     was    Capt.    in   the    117th 

N.  Y.  Vols.,  and  killed  in  the  battle  of  Drury  Bluflf,  Va.,  in  1864. 
vi  Miriam  C,  b.  7  Aug.,  1839;    m.  11   Nov.,  1868,  Edwin  Jackson  of 

Stoughton,  Wis. 
vli  Sara  M.,  b.   13  May,  1842;    res.  Madison,  Wis. 
viii  Emma  O.,  b.  1845;    d.  1852. 
ix  J.   Quincy    Adams,   b.    7    March,    1848;     m.    15    Jan.,    1875,   Mary 

Carpenter;    a  farmer,  res.  Madison,  Wis. 

278  DEA.  JOHN^  son  of  Capt.  Stephen^  and  Sarah  (Harring- 
ton) Brigham;  born  in  Vernon,  N.  Y.,  24  March,  1790;  died  in 
Ogden,  Monroe  Co.,  N.  Y.,  16  July,  1868;  married,  25  Jan.,  1816, 
Susan,  daughter  of  David  Moore,  born  3  Jan.,  1797;  died  9  Feb., 
1848.  He  was  a  farmer  and  had  a  good  property.  Was  captain 
in  the  Militia  and  was  in  the  War  of  1812. 

Children,  born  in  Ogden: 

i  Caroline  E.^  b.  8  July,  1817;  d.  4  April,  1894;  m.  23  Feb.,  1837, 
George  W.  Hiscockof  Spencerport,  N.  Y.  Ch.  (Hiscock),  b. 
there : 

1  Franklin^,  b.  20  Jan.,  1840;    d.  8  April,  1841. 

2  Emily  F.,  b.  25  Aug.,  1845;    m.  17  Oct.,  1866,  James  F.  Heakok 
of  Spencerport. 

3  Alice  Susan,  b.   2   Oct.,   1852;    d.   12  Oct.,  1877;    m.  25  Jan., 
1877,  Myron  H.  Davis. 

4  George  L.,  b.  8  Nov.,  1860;   m.  16  Nov.,  1881,  Nettie  M.  Wilmot. 
Ch.:   i  Florence®;    ii  Herbert. 

563  ii  Orvill  P.,  b.  10  Sept.,  1818. 

564  iii  John  D.,  b,  4  Dec,  1820. 

565  iv  Alonzo,  b.   16  Nov.,  1822. 

566  V  Milton,  b.  18  June,  1825. 
667     vi  Charles,  b.  17  March,  1827. 

vli  Sarah,  b.  3  Sept.,  1833;    d.  21  Jan.,  1881;    m.  9  April,  1857,  Har- 
vey Pratt  of  Spencerport.     Ch.   (Pratt): 

1  Charles  B.\  b.   1    Feb.,   1858;    d.   1   Aug.,   1885,  in  CaUfomia; 
m.  30  Jan.,  1884,  Alice  Porter.     Ch.:    Harry',  d.  y. 

2  Helen  E.,  b.  16  April,  1859;    d.  13  March,  1884. 

viii  Harriet,  b.  22  June,  1837;    m.  29  Oct.,  1857,  William  W.   Hart, 
of  Spencerport,  who  d.  1901.     Ch.  (Hart),  b.  in  Spencerport: 
1  Edward  Clarence^,  b.  16  April,  1868;    m.  Julia  L.  Henderson 
in  1895.     Ch.    i  Mildred";    ii  Alice;    iii  Ethel. 

279  ELIJAH*^,  son  of  Josiah  Newton^  and  Sarah  (Perry)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Hartwick,  N.  Y.,  1790;  died  in  Clinton,  N.  Y.,  18 
May,  1858;  married,  1818,  Lydia  Richards,  of  Jefferson  Co.,  N. 
Y.,  born  1797;  died,  March,  1868. 

Children,  horn  in  Vernon  Center,  N.  Y.: 
568       i  Lewis  E.%  b.  4  Dec,  1820. 

ii  Lyman,  b.  1823;    d.  1874;    a  butcher  in  New  York  City. 


iii  Phebe,  b.  12  Jan.,  182T;  d.  28  Oct.,  1896,  in  Utica,  N.  Y.;  m. 
1848,  WiUard,  son  of  Wellington  Camp,  b.  1836.  Ch.  (Camp), 
b.  in  Clinton,  N.  Y.: 

1  Jennie^  b.  18  June,  1853;  m.  20  Aug.,  1878,  "Wilford,  son  of 
William  L.  Burnham  of  Newport,  N.  Y.;  b.  20  Jan.,  1854. 
Ch.  (Burnham),  b.  in  Utica:  i  Bessie  I.°,  b.  26  Oct.,  1879;  m. 
28  May,  1902,  R.  Clinton  Jones;  res.  Utica;  2  ch.;  ii  Marjorie 
L.,  b.  8  Nov.,  1884;    res.  Utica. 

2  Mary,  b.  1855;    m.  . 

3  Lena,  b.  1858;    m.  — . 

iv  Mary,  b.  9  Nov.,  1828;  res.  Utica,  in  Old  Ladies'  Home;  was  a 

280  DEA.  DAVID^,  son  of  Josiah  Newton^  and  Sarah  (Perry) 
Brigham;  born  in  Hartwick,  N.  Y.,  27  Oct.,  1799;  died  in  Dryden, 
N.  Y.,  12  Jan.,  1864;  married,  in  Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y.,  30  Aug., 
1827,  Catherine,  daughter  of  Isaac  Romaine;  born  in  New  York 
City,  2  Nov.,  1802;  died  in  Dryden,  18  April.,  1858.  He  was  a 
mechanic  and  resided  in  Dryden. 

Children,  bom  in  Hartwick: 
569       i  Lyman  FarweU',  b.  26  Sept.,  1828. 

ii  Harriet  Amanda,  b.  20  July,  1830;  d.  36  Jan.,  1885;  m.  6  Feb., 
1850,  Simeon  Squires,  son  of  Squires  Stiles;  b.  19  June,  1824; 
res.  Dryden.    Ch.  (Stiles),  b.  in  Whitney  Point,  N.  Y.: 

1  Latira  Maria^,  b.  5  Dec,  1851;    a  nurse,  unm. 

2  Ella  Jans,  b.  12  Sept.,  1853. 

3  Mary  Elizabeth,  b.  28  Dec,  1854. 

4  Melvin  Arthur,  b.  6  April,  1856;  m.  1  Oct.,  1885,  Hattie,  dau. 
of  Frank  Updegrove;  res.  Binghamton,  N.  Y.  Ch.:  i  Har- 
riet°;    ii  Franklin. 

5  Eva  Frances,  b.  8  Sept.,  1859;    d.  11  July,  1873. 

6  Hiland  Thayer,  b.  26  July,  1861;    res.   Whitney's  Point. 

7  Willie,  b.  14  Dec,  1863;    d.  11  July,  1873. 

8  Fred  D.,  b.  28  Feb.,  1871;    d.  1  Sept.,  1871. 

iii  Sarah  Mariah,  b.  8  Oct.,  1831;    m.  1  June,  1858,  Elson  P.,  son  of 
Enos    Wheeler;     b.    in    Dryden,    25    Dec,    1828;     a    farmer,    res. 
Dryden.     Ch.  (Wheeler),  b.  in  Dryden: 
I'Sara  Jane\  b.  25  July,  1862;  d.  unm.,  12  Sept.,  1898.  • 
2  Fred  Romaine,  b.  1  Jan.,  1866;    res,  unm.,  a  farmer  in  Dryden. 
670     iv  Newton  Josiah,  b.  17  Sept.,  1834. 

V  Cornelia  Melvina,  b.  16  Feb.,  1838;  d.  in  Cortland,  N.  Y.,  17  Oct., 
1885;  m.  March,  1861,  John,  son  of  Adam  Simmons;  b.  in  Dryden, 
4  March,  1838;  d.  in  D.,  27  Oct.,  1868.  Ch.  (Simmons),  b.  in 

1  Adam  S?,  b.  Dec,  1861. 

2  Willison  D.,  b.  April,  1866;  m.  4  April,  1894,  Olive  Ingerman; 
res.  Sioux  City,  Da. 

281     DEA.  PERRY®,  son  of  Josiah  Newton^  and  Sarah  (Perry) 

Brigham;  born  in  Hartwick,  N.  Y.,  17  April,  1801 ;  died ; 

married,  2  Oct.,  1827,  Hannah,  daughter  of  Capt.  Amos  Mason  of 
Biddeford,  Me.     He  was  a  trader  in  Boston. 

262     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children  : 

i  Albert',  b.  26  March,  1829;    d.  29  March,  1829. 
ii  Helen  Augusta,  b.  26  Jan.,  1830;     res.   West  Newton,   Mass. 
iii  Garaphelia   M.,   b.    17   Nov.,    1832;     m.    13   July,   1853,    Henry   W. 

iv  Charles  Perry,  b.  21  Sept.,  1834;    d.  1  April,  1836. 
V  Aleathia  Maria,  b.   1   March,  1837;    d.  19  May,   1851. 
vi  Charles  Perry,  b.  22  July,  18.39;    d.  (a  son,  Percf,  is  an  actor). 
vii  Sarah  Anna,  b.  18  June,  1842. 
viii  Emma  Josephine,  b.  20  Aug.,  1844. 

282  EDMOND®,  son  of  Stephen^  and  Jemima  (Snow)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Shrewsbury,  Mass.,  29  Sept.,  1769;  died  in  W.  Boyl- 
ston,  Mass.;  married  (1),  7  Jan.,' 1795,  Mary  Brooks  of  Worcester, 
born  25  Oct.,  1776;  died  15  May,  1817;  married  (2),  26  May, 
1818,  Eunice  Plympton,  born  5  bet.,  1788;  died  1857.  Was  a 
farmer  in  W.  Boylston. 

Children  (by  first  wife)  : 
1  Mary',  b.  6  Oct.,  1797. 
ii  Patty,  b.  13  Nov.,  1799. 
iii  Hester  L.,  b.  1  Nov.,  1800. 
iv  Fidelia,  b.  17  Jan.,  1804. 
v  Almira,  b.   9   April,   1806. 
vi  Lucy,  b.  2  Nov.,  1808. 
571    vii  Stephen   Nathaniel   Brooks,  b.   18  July,  1811. 
viii  Nancy,  b.  29  July,  1813. 
Children  (by  second  wife)  : 
ix  Sarah,  b.  12  July,   1819. 
X  Frederick    L.,   b.    24    May,    1821;     res.    Worcester;     had    2    daus., 

one,  3Irs.    Wm.  C.    Wheeler^,  9  Myrtle  St.,  Cliftondale,  Mass. 
xi  Eunice  E.,  b.  1  Feb.,  1823. 

283  JABEZ",  son  of  Stephen^  and  Jemima  (Snow)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  in  1776;  died,  probably  in  Worcester, 
Mass.,  14  June,  1834;  married,  in  1794,  Nancy,  daughter  of  Joseph 
Kingsbury  of  Worcester;  she  died  in  1848.  He  resided  in  Worces- 
ter and  was  on  the  School  Committee ;  he  was  also  surveyor  of  liigh- 
ways  and  hog  reeve. 

Children,  born  in  Worcester: 

i  Polly',  b.  1   Nov.,  1796;    d.  14  Jan.,  1855;    m.  1812,  Ephraim,  son 
of  Abel   Bigelow   of   W.    Boylston,   Mass.;    b.   20   Feb.,   1791;     d. 
13  July,  1837;    he  was  selectman,  town  clerk,  and  owned  a  cotton 
mill.     Ch.    (Bigelow),  b.   in   W.   B.: 
\' Horatio  Nelson^  b.   13  Sept.,   1812;    he  was  the   "father"   of 
Clinton,    Mass.;     a    mill    owner,    and    manufacturer.      Ch. :     i 
Henry";    ii  Charles;    both  of  Clinton. 
2  Erastus   Brigham,   b.    2    April,    1814;     an    inventor   of   weaving 
machines;     a    prominent    citizen.      Ch.:    Ellen^    who    m.    Rev. 
Daniel   Merriman   of   Worcester. 
572      ii  Moses,  b.  10  May,  1798. 


iii  Betsey,  b.   3   Nov.,   1800;     m.    10   March,   1819,   Simon   Plympton; 
res.  Millbury,  Mass. 

573  iv  Hosea,  b.  6  Dec,  1802. 

V  Nancy,  b.  1806;  d.  17  March,  1846;  m.  Rev.  D.  S.  King  of  Boston; 
res.   B. 

574  vi  Margaret,  b.  1808. 

284  STEPHEN*',  son  of  Stephen^  and  Jemima  (Snow)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  West  Boylston,  Mass.,  21  Sept.,  1779;  died  about 
1819  in  Roxbury,  Mass.,  married  Lucy,  daughter  of  Aaron  White 
of  Roxbury;  born  27  March,  1777;  died  about  1820.  He  was  a 
merchant  in  Boston. 

Children,  born  in  Boston: 
i     William',  who  d.  y. 

ii  Mary  W.,  b.  2  Sept.,  1806;  d.  in  Roxbury,  4  Jan.,  1893. 
iii  Stephen  A.,  b.  28  June,  1808;  d.  unm.,  in  Roxbury,  21  Nov.,  1866. 
iv  Elizabeth  D.,  b.  27  Feb.,  1810;  d.  in  Roxbury,  30  March,  1898. 

575  V  Lucy  A.,  b.  8  Dec,  1811. 

vi  Louisa,   b.   27   July,    1813;     m.    18    Nov.,    1844,   Sanford    Kendall; 
res.,   a  widow,  in  Worcester.     Ch.    (Kendall): 
1  Sanford  M.^  b.  21  March,  1847;    d.  2  Sept.,  1849. 
vii  Caroline,  b.  15  Feb.,  1815;    d.  unm.,  ae.  about  17. 
viii  Henry  Bigelow,  b.   15  July,  1818;    d.  24  Jan.,  1887,  in  Lexington, 
Mass.;    m.  26  March,  1860,  Mary  E.,  dau.  of  Samuel  Dudley  of 
Roxbury;    he  was  a  farmer;    she  res.,  a  widow,  in  Lexington.    Ch.: 
1  Mary  L.*,  b.  in  Roxbury,  3  March,  1862;  res.  Lexington. 

285  LEVI*',  son  of  Stephen^  and (Wilder)  Brigham; 

born  in  West  Boylston,  Mass.,  8  June,  1787  (a  family  record  says 
"  b.  Boston,"  but  his  parents  res.  W.  Boylston)  ;  died  in  Boston, 
17  July,  1864;  married  (1)  Eunice,  daughter  of  Isaac  Monroe,  of 
Keene,  N.  H.;  born  23  Aug.,  1788;  died  in  1813  or  1814;  married 
(2),  in  1814,  Frances,  also  daughter  of  Isaac  Monroe;  born  12 
Dec,  1793;  died  18  June,  1858;  married  (3)  Mrs.  Taft,  born  Tay- 
lor, daughter  of  "  Father  "  Taylor  of  Boston,  the  "  Sailor  preacher." 
Mr.  Brigham  was  a  wine  merchant  in  Boston. 

Children    (by  first  loife),  born  in  Boston: 

576  i  Levi  Henry%  b.  27  Nov.,  1811. 

ii  Eunice  Harriet,  b.  26  Dec,  1813;  d.  4  Dec,  1850;  m.  1  Nov., 
1836,  Samuel  S.  Ball,  b.  25  Dec,  1807;  d.  1  Nov.,  1838.  Ch. 

r  Harriet   F.\   b.    1    May,    1838;     d.   30   Dec,    1904;     m.    9   Oct., 
1860,   Edward   F.  Thayer.     Ch.    (Thayer):    Elsie%  b.   17  June, 
Children  (by  second  wife): 

iii  Caroline  Frances,  b.  13  Dec,  1815;    d.  2  June,  1854;    m.  18  July, 
1843,    Erasmus    Jones    Andrews,    a    silk   merchant    in    Boston;     b. 
19  Aug.,  1811.     Ch.   (Andrews): 
1  Caroline  Frances^,  b.  19  June,  1845;    m.   14  June,   1900,  Edwin 
L.  Sanborn;    res.  Commonwealth  Ave.,  Boston,  s.  p. 

264     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

2  Harriet  Ball,  b.  6  May,   1849;    d.   18  Feb.,   1881;    m.  10  June, 
1879,  Edward  W.  Howe;    s.  p. 
iv  Frederick  Augustus,  b.   14   Feb.,   1817;     d.   5   April,   1848;    m.  15 
Oct.,  1845,  Harriet  A.  Norton  of  Worcester,  Mass.     Ch.: 
1  E.  Harriet^,  b.  14  June,  1847;    d.  9  Dec,  1849  (another  record 
says   11  June,  1851). 

286  LYDIA^,  daughter  of  Joseph^  and  Lydia  (Barnes)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Northboro,  Mass.,  l6  Aug.,  1766;  died  in  Marlboro, 
4  April,  1850;  married,  7  Nov.,  1785,  Dea.  Moses  Ames  of  Marl- 
boro; born  4  June,  176S;  died  24  June,  1825.  He  was  a  farmer  and 
miller  and  was  in  the  Revolutionary  War. 

Children  {Ames),  horn  in  Marlboro: 

i  Lewis',  b.  31  Aug.,  1786;    d.  10  June,  1856;    m.  (1)  24  May,  1812, 
Nancy   Childs;    m.    (2)    2  May,   1821,  Mehitabel  Forbush;    was   a 
farmer  and  miller,  and  res.  on  the  old  Joseph  Brigham  place  in 
Marlboro.     Ch.   (Ames),  by  first  wife,  b.  in  Marlboro: 
1  Lucy^;    2  Moses;    3  Lydia;    4  Robert. 

Ch.  (Ames),  by  second  wife,  b.  in  Marlboro: 
5  Robert;    6  Nancy;    7  Martha. 

8  Dr.  Joseph,  who  d.  in  Holden,  Mass.,  1  April,  1903,  ae.  74  yrs., 
3  mos. ;    a  highly  successful  physician  there  for  over  44  yrs. 

9  Stephen. 

10  Martha  L.,  who,  with  her  brother  Stephen,  res.  on  the  old  Ames 
place    in    Marlboro    (the    Joseph    Brigham    place),    is    a    well 
known   genealogist.     She   carefully   treasures   many   old   deeds, 
wills  and  other  documents  relating  to  the  Ames  and  Brigham 
families,  as  well  as  antique  furniture  and  utensils,  among  them 
the  chair  in  which  Thomas"  Brigham,  died. 
11  Lucinda,  b.  11  Jan.,  1789;    d.  unm.,  20  Jan.,  1833. 
iii  Nancy,  b,   1   Marcli^   1792;    m.  23  July,   1809,  Levi  Bigelow;    he 
taught  school  20  years;    J.  P.  30  years;    assessor  17  years;    Rep. 
4  years.     Ch.  (Bigelow): 
1  Lydia^;    2  Leander;    3  Mary;    4  Cordelia;    5  Electa;    6  Levi; 
7  Lambert;    8  Edwin;    9  Horace;    10  Julian;    11  William;    12 
Ann;    13  Arthur;    14  Ada. 

287  JOSEPH^  son  of  Dr.  Gershom^  and  Esther  (Belknap) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  12  May,  1780;  died  in  Shrews- 
bury, Mass.,  29  Feb.,  1836;  married,  in  1807  (intentions,  Jan.  2\ 
Hannah,  daughter  of  Joseph  and  Lucy  (Parker)  Hardy,  (Joseph 
Hardy's  mother  was  Prudence  Warren,  whose  paternal  ancestor, 
Richard  Warren,  came  over  in  the  Mayflower) .  He  resided  in  West- 
boro and  Shrewsbury. 

Children : 

577  i  Joseph  D.\  h.  19  July,  1807. 

578  ii  William  Belknap,  b.  26  April,  1809. 

iii  Hannah,  b.  about  1810;    d.  unm.,  21  Sept.,  1842. 

579  iv  Charles  Corriden,  b.   1   Dec,  1813. 

V  Roxana,   m.   3    Nov.,    1834,    Silas    Dinsmore    of   Worcester,   Mass. 
Ch.  (Dinsmore),  b.  in  Worcester: 


1  Silas  EvereW,  b.  18  June,  183G. 

2  Henry  C,  b.  1839;    d.  24  Aug.,  1840. 

3  Emma,  b.  29  Dec,  1843. 

4  Anna,  d.  y. 

288  BENJAMIN%  son  of  Dr.  Gershom^  and  Esther  (Belknap) 
Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  28  May,  1780;  died  in  Shrews- 
bury, Mass.,  30  Jan.,  1831;  married,  22  May,  1803,  Lucy,  daugh- 
ter of  Joseph  Hardy;  born  in  Westboro,  28  June,  1780;  died  m 
Shrewsbury,  27  June,  1861.  He  resided  in  Westboro  and  Shrews- 

Children,  all  born  in  Westboro: 

1  Loring',  b.  21  Dec,  1804;    d.  19  May,  1810. 

ii  Susan  Lee,  b.  1  Nov.,  1806;  d.  in  Shrewsbury,  25  Sept.,  187T;  m. 
31  March,  1828,  William  Hastings  Knowlton  (son  of  Dea.  Joseph 
H.)  of  Shrewsbury;  b.  there,  8  March,  1807;  d.  there,  5  Aug.. 
1872.     Ch.   (Knowlton): 

1  Susan  Ellen',  b.  26  Dec,  1828;  d.  9  Oct.,  1854;  m.  1  Jan., 
1849,  Elhahan  C,  son  of  Ebenezer  Wheeler;  b.  in  Grafton, 
Mass.,    1826;     res.    Shrewsbury.      Ch.    (Wheeler):     i    Inez';     u 

Infant,  d.  y. 

2  Mary  Adelaide,  b.  19  May,  1831;  m.  17  April,  1855,  Joseph 
Albert  Nourse,  a  merchant  of  Shrewsbury.  Ch.  (Nourse) :  i 
Anna  M.»;    ii  William  K.;    iii  Albert;    2  d.  y. 

3  William  Everett,  b.  26  Sept.,  1832;  m.  7  Jan.,  1856,  Mary  E., 
dau.  of  LjTnan  S.  Brown;  b.  in  Shrewsbury,  1837;  a  merchant 
there.  Ch.:  i  Wm.  E.^  ii  Addie  M.;  iii  Mabel  E.;  iv  Edward 
L.;    V  Harry  L.;    3d.  y. 

4  Lucy  Maria,  b.  21  May,  1835 ;    d.  30  Sept.,  1850. 

5  Eliza  Oreemvood,  b.  18  Oct.,  1837;    d.  26  Nov.,  1855. 

6  Martha  Bricjham,  b.  6  Oct.,  1839;    d.  13  Aug.,  1840. 

7  Caroline  E.  A.,  b.  3  April,  1843;    d.  9  Jan.,  1868. 

8  Walter  Brigham,  b.  2  Dec,  1845;    d.  7  July,  1866. 

iii  Marv  Parker,  b.  24  Jan.,  1810;  m.  6  April,  1830,  Henry  Benjamin 
Pratt,  son  of  Shepherd;  b.  in  Shrewsbury,  16  Sept.,  1807;  res. 
Shrewsbury.     Ch.    (Pratt),  b.  in  S.: 

1  Susan  Augusta^  b.  18  March,  1839;  m.  George  J.  Morey  of 
Worcester,  Mass.     Ch.   (Morey) :    Mary  B.' 

2  Franklin  Brigham,  b.  11  Aug.,  1842;  res.  Shrewsbury;  m. 
Emma  A.  Knowlton.  Ch.:  i  WiUis";  ii  Mary;  iii  Frederick; 
iv  Harry;    v  Florence;    vi  Bertram;    vii  Clifford. 

3  Marion  Elizabeth,  b.  9  Nov.,  1846;    d.  10  June,  1851. 
580     iv  Owen  Benjamin,  b.  27  May,  1812. 

289  COL.  JOSIAH^  son  of  Dr.  Gershom^  and  Esther  (Bel- 
knap) Brigham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  19  Dec.,  1791;  died 
Westboro,  23  July,  1870;  married  Azubah  Beeton  of  Westboro; 
born  15  May,  1795;  died  6  Dec,  1883.  A  portrait  of  Col.  Brig- 
ham, his  wife  and  son,  hangs  in  the  rooms  of  the  Westboro  Histori- 
cal Society. 

266     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Children,  born  in  Westboro: 

i  Augusta   Olivia',   m.    Henry    Whitman   of   Providence,    R.    I.;     he 

was   a  merchant,  lawyer  and   notary   public;     res.   Cranston.      Ch. 

Ch.   (Whitman),  b.  in  Westboro: 

1  Henry  Brigham^,  b.  30  June,  1841 ;    d.  in  Providence,  9  March, 

1894;    m.   6   Nov.,   1872,   Lucia   Keyser   Haskell   of   New   York 

City;     he   grad.   in   1864,   Brown   Univ.;     was   admitted   to   the 

Albany    (N.   Y.)    bar,   1866;     took   an   active   part   in   politics. 

Afterward    practiced    law    in    Providence    until    his    decease; 

his  knowledge  of  statute  and  common  law  was  marked,  and  he 

was  a  man  of  talent  and  rare  cultivation.     Ch. :    Ralph  Myers". 

ii  Josiah,  m.  Maynard,  and  res.  Westboro. 

290  LUCINDA%    daughter    of     Rev.     Benjamin^     and    Lucy 
(Morse)  Brigham;  born  in  Fitzwilliam,  N.  H.;  baptized  22  March, 

1772;  died ;  married  (1),  5  May,  1793,  Dr.  Peter  Clark 

Grosvenor,  who  died  14  Dec,  1794;  he  was  town  clerk  of  Fitz- 
william at  time  of  death,  which  occurred  when  young;  married  (2), 
10  Dec,  1795,  Daniel  Morse  of  Sturbridge,  Mass.,  who  died  in 
Fitzwilliam,   1   Oct.,  1812. 

Child  (Orosvenor),  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 

i  Ebenezer  Clarke  b.  21   Sept.,   1793;  was  grad.   Univ.   of  Vt.,  1813, 
and  M.  D.  from  Boston;    moved  to  Darien,  Ga.,  of  which  mayor; 
studied  in  Europe;    was  drowned  in  Darien,  at  an  early  age. 
Children  (Morse),  born  in  Fitzwilliam: 

ii  Eliza,  b.  13  Sept.,  1796;    m.  Ziba  Baldwin  of  Greenfield,  Mass. 
iii  Harding,  b.  1  Oct.,  1798;    d.  18  March.,  1802. 
iv  Loring,   b.    22    April,    1800;     settled   in    Ackworth,    N.    H.,   where 

had  a  large  family. 
V  Lemuel,  b.  4  Sept.,  1801 ;    res.  Hillsboro  Bridge,  N.  H. 
vl  Curtis,  b.  Oct.,  1803;    d.  in  Geneseo,  111.,  1855. 

291  ELISHA%    son    of    Rev.    Benjamin^    and    Lucy    (Morse) 

Brigham;  baptized  in  ,  Fitzwilliam,   1    Aug.,   1779;  died  ; 

married,  1  Jan.,  1810,  Susannah  (Sukey),  daughter  of  Capt.  Samuel 
and   Rachel    (Gary)    Thayer;  baptized   in   Boston,   12   Dec,    1787; 

died .     Some  records  say  he  married  Miss  Williams,  sister 

of  his  employer, in  Boston,  but  the  family  deny  this. 

He  kept  store  awhile  in  Fitzwilliam,  and  went  to  Boston,  where 
he  became  a  clerk  for  Mr.  Williams.  He  then  moved  to  Cincinnati, 
O.,  where  he  went  into  business,  and  died. 

Children : 

i  Cornelia  S.  Thayer^  b.  3  Nov.,  1810;    m.  James  (?)  Southgate. 
ii  Marcus  Marcellus,  b.  3  Aug.,  1812;    d.  unm. 

iii  Julia  Roxalina,  b.  14  Feb.,  1814;    d.  in  Boston,  ;    m. 

in  Oxford,  O.,  1  Nov.,  1833,  Charles,  son  of  Jabin  and  Mary 
(Tucker)  Fisher;  b.  in  Canton,  Mass.,  9  Dec,  1799;  spent  his 
youth  in  Washington,  N.  H.;  went  to  Ohio;  was  a  wholesale 
grocer  in  Cincinnati;  d.  in  Yellow  Springs,  O.,  28  March,  1869. 
Ch.  (Fisher): 


1  Charles  L.\  b.  2  March,  1835;  m.  2  April,  1874,  Laura  Feder- 
spiel  of  Fort  Lee,  N.  Y.;  grad.  Union  Theol.  Sem.;  res. 
Cory  Jon,  Ind.  Ch.  (Fisher):  i  SamueP;  ii  David;  ui  Gar- 

2  Theodore  B.,  b.  6  Oct.,  1837;    unm. 

3  Cornelia  M-,  b.  4  July,  1840;  d.  in  Worcester,  Mass.,  15  May, 
1890  •  m.  G.  Stanley  Hall,  afterward  Prest.  of  Clark  University, 
Worcester.     Ch.    (Hall) :    i  Robert  G.»,  b.  Feb.,  1881 ;    ii  Julia 

Fisher,  b.  1883.  .  .        ,         -^ 

4  Sidney  A.,  b.  18  March,  1842;  m.  11  Feb.,  1866,  Angeline  E. 
Adsitt;  res.  San  Francisco,  Cal.  Ch.:  i  Luman«;  u  Philip  A. 
(Rev.),   pastor   of   the    First    Presbyterian   Church,   Mill    City, 

Oregon.  . 

5  Horace,  b.  18  March,  1844;    m.  Kate  Matson;    res.  Cincinnati. 

Ch.:    i  William*;    ii  Clifford. 

6  Emma,  b.  31  May,  1855;    a  teacher  in  Boston. 

7  Susan  Florence,  b.  1857;    d.  1859. 

iv  Lucius  Algernon,  b.  16  Aug.,  1816;    ra.  Cornelia  Taylor.     Ch.: 

1  Edwin'*,  d.  y. 

2  Stanley,  d.  y. 

3  Edith,  m.  Hanna;    res.  Chicago. 

4  Eva,  m.  Longinotti;    res.  Chicago. 

292  WILLARD^  son  of  Caleb^  and  Hannah  (Barnes)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  7  Oct.,  1772;  died  in  Marlboro,  28 
Aug.,  1835;  married,  5  ,Oct.,  1797,  Betsey,  daughter  of  Oliver  and 
Betty  (Howe)  Russell  of  Marlboro;  born  l6  Oct.,  1780;  died  11 
Dec,  1820.  He  inherited  the  homestead  ,in  Marlboro,  one  mile 
S.W.'of  Feltonville;  was  a  farmer  and  resided  for  a  time  in  Berlin, 
I^Iass.     Two  of  his  sons  became  Congregational  clergymen. 

Children,  horn  in  Marlboro: 

i  Harriet',  b.  3   Oct.,   1802;     d.   unm.,   in   Hudson,   Mass.,   19   Sept., 


581  ii  Mary  M.,  b.  1  Oct.,  1804, 

582  iii  Levi,  b.  14  Oct.,  1806. 

583  iv  George,  b.  12  Oct.,  1808. 

V  Hannah,  b.  18  Jan.,  1811;    d.  unm.,  in  1836. 

584  vi  Willard,  b.  4  May,  1813.  , 

585  vii  Aaron,  b.  7  April,  1817. 

586  viii  Elizabeth,  b.   1   Dec,  1821. 

293  CALEB,  JR.^  son  of  Caleb^  and  Hannah  (Barnes)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  26  Dec,  1778;  died  17  Aug.,  1842; 
married,  Martha,  daughter  of  William  and  Lydia  (Chamberlain) 
Brigham  (74);  born  in  Marlboro,  22  March,  1782;  died  20  April, 
I860.  He  was  a  farmer  and  music  and  dancing  teacher,  and  an 
unusually  skilful  performer  on  the  violin.     He  resided  in  Marlboro. 

Children,  horn  in  Marlboro: 

587  i  Martha  Chamberlain',  b.  2  Oct.,  1803. 

ii  Laura  Ann,  b.  1  July,  1805;    d.  7  March,  1808. 
iii  Francis  Dana,  b.  19  April,   1808;    d.  7  March,  1883;    m.  12  May, 

268     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1831,  Sarah,  dau.  of  Stephen  Pope  of  Feltonville,  b.  11  Jan.,  1811; 
d.  in  1893;  was  a  merchant  in  Hudson  many  years.  Ch.,  b.  in 
Hudson : 

1  George  Austin^,  b.  28  Sept.,  1832;    d.  24  July,  1834. 

2  Charles  Dana,  b.  16  June,  1835;    d.  14  Oct.,  1836. 

3  Charles  Austin,  b.  22  Aug.,  1837;  d.  5  Dec,  1860. 

4  George  Dana,  twin  to  Charles  A.;    d.  10  April,  1838. 

5  Ella  Frances,  b.  11  Nov.,  1851;    d.  10  July,  1853. 

iv  Charles,   b.    3   May,    1811;     d.    8    April,    1886;     m.    12   Oct.,    1836, 

Rebecca    Burr,    dau.    of   Daniel    and    Rebecca    (Burr)    Tuttle   of 

Fitchburg;    b.  31  July,  1817;    d.  7  Dec,  1875;    res.  Fitchburg,  and 

was  Purchasing  Agt.  for  R.  R.  Co.    Ch.: 

1  Charles  Leivis^,  b.  Fitchburg,  10  July,  1843;    d.  s.  p.,  11  March, 

1894;    m.  at  Hudson,  1  Jan.,  1868,  Mary  L.,  dau.  Henry  and 

Louisa    (Nourse)    Whitcomb    of    Hudson;     b.   22   April,   1847. 

(She  m.   [2]   Wm.  S.  Pierce) 

V  Laura  Ann,  b.  20  April,  1813;    m.  Alden,  son  of  Abner  Brigham, 

vi  Austin  P.,  b.  4  April,  1815;    d.  4  Sept.,  1818. 
vii  Sophia,  b.  1  July,  1817;    d.  5  Sept.,  1818. 
viii  Sophia  Austin,  b.  24  June,  1820;    d.  25  March,  1833. 
588     ix  Tileston,  b.  25  Aug.,  1822. 

X  Ann  Janette,  b.  13  Dec,  1824;    d.  1852   (another  record  says  she 
d.  24  April  1854)  ;    m.  in  Marlboro,  5  Dec,  1848,  Burleigh,  son  of 
Lyman  and  Lydia    (Brigham)    Morse;    b.   in   Marlboro,  3  Sept., 
1822;    d.  25  Feb.,  1896.     Ch.  (Morse),  b.  in  Marlboro: 
1  Ellen  Augusta^,  b.  28  June,  1849;    res.  Marlboro. 

294  BENAJAH%  son  of  Benajah^  and  Abigail  (Bent)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  7  June,  1774;  died  23  Oct.,  1852; 
married  (1),  in  1801,  Sarah  Lancaster,  born  in  Salem,  N.  H.,  15 
Nov.,  1783;  died  in  Boston,  Jan.,  1828;  married  (2),  in  Boston,  4 
Jan.,  1830,  Betsey,  daughter  of  Job  Turner;  born  in  Pembroke, 
Mass.,  15  Dec,  1793;  died  1  March,  1871. 

He  was  a  grocer  in  Boston  and  a  deacon  of  the  First  Universalist 
church.  He  is  interred  in  the  Old  Granary  Burying-ground,  Tomb 
No.  Q5,  which  is  on  the  right-hand  side  of  the  gate,  near  the  fence. 

CHildren   (by  first  wife),  born  in  Boston: 

i  Sarah^  b.  3  Dec,  1802;    d.  in  Boston,  28  Oct.,  1829;    m.  1  May, 
1822,  Anson  Dexter  of  Boston.     Ch.   (Dexter) : 

1  Amon  Brigham^,  b.  16  July,  1823;    d.  26  Sept.,  1844. 

2  Sarah  Lancaster,  b.  26  June,  1825;  m.  10  May,  1847,  William 
Ellery  James.  Ch.  (James):  i  Annie  Fay*,  b.  15  April,  1851; 
ii  Brigham  Dexter,  b.  25  March,  1855. 

3  Marrj  Ann  Ruth,  b.  3  Oct.,  1827;    d.  27  May,  1829. 

ii  Benjamin,  (Rev.),  b.  30  Oct.,  1804;  d.  unm.,  in  Boston,  21  Sept., 
1831;  A.  M.  at  Harvard  Univ.,  1825;  studied  theology  and  was 
Chaplain  U.  S.  N.;  was  with  Prest.  Bolivar  4  years;  was  a 
Unitarian  clergyman,  and  a  superior  scholar  and  musician;  he 
preached  his  last  sermon  in  Brattle  Street  Church, 
iii  Mary,  b.  2  Dec.  1806;    d.  7  Sept.,  1807. 


589  iv  Mary  Lancaster,  b.  28  Dec,  1808. 

V  Lucy,  b.  23  April,  1811;    d.  7  May,  1829. 

vi  Charlotte,  b.  20  Aug.,  1813;    d.  in  Brookline,  Mass.,  13  Feb.,  1867; 
m.  23  Feb.,  1832,  Isaac  BeU  of  New  Orleans.    Ch.  (Bell): 
1  Eliza  James^,  b.   16  Jan.,  1833;    d.  16  May,  1906;    m.  9  Oct, 
1860,  Charles  Herbert  Draper,  b.  22  March,  1838;   Prest  Brook- 
line  Nat.  Bank;    res.  Brookline. 

590  vii  George,  b.  20  Sept.,  1815. 

295  EPHRAIM^  son  of  Benajah^  and  Abigail  (Bent)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  2  July,  1776;  died  ;  mar- 
ried Hannah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Twitchell.  He  inherited  the 
Benajah  homestead  in  Westboro. 

Children,  horn  in  Westboro: 

1  Hannah  M.'',  d.  ;     m.   Benj.   F.   Green,   who   also   d.; 

res.   Shrewsbury,  Mass.     Ch.    (Green) : 
1  Charles^,   who    res.    with   his    Grandfather    Brigham,    in    West- 

591  11  John  W.,  b.  6  May,  1821. 

iii  Lucy   H.,  d.  ;    m.  Charles   C.   Andrews;    res.  West- 
boro.   Ch.  (Andrews) : 
1  Charles^. 

296  PETER  W.«,  son  of  Benajah^  and  Abigail  (Bent)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  10  May,  1779;  died  24  July,  1831; 
married,  8  June,  1807,  Lydia,  daughter  of  William  H.  Valentine 
of  Hopkinton,  Mass.;  born  9  Aug.,  1786;  died  in  Worcester,  Mass., 
6  Sept.,  1871;  she  married  (2)  Thomas  Beeton.  Mr.  Brigham  set- 
tled in  Boston  as  a  mason  and  was  the  first  American  who  put  on 
stucco  work. 

Children,  horn  in  Boston: 

592  i  William  Augustus",  b.  29  Aug.,  1808. 

ii  Lydia  Ann,  b.  5  Feb.,  1810;  m.  5  Feb.,  1829.  Holland,  son  of 
Maj.  Holland  Forbes  of  Westboro,  and  grandson  of  175;  they 
res.  in  Salem,  N.  H.,  where  he  d.  17  June,  1870;  she  res.,  a 
widow,  in  Boston.     Ch.  (Forbes)  : 

1  John  W.^,  b.  9  Nov.,  1829;  d.  in  Carlisle,  Pa,.  27  Nov.,  1863; 
m.  Diantha  Houghton  of  Swanzey,  N.  H.  Ch. :  i  Julius  W.', 
b.  14  Oct.,  and  d.  14  Nov.,  1852;  ii  George  H.,  b.  3  Feb.,  1856; 
iii  Charles  O.,  b.  4  March,  1862. 

2  Martha  A.  B.,  b.  4  July,  1834,  in  Brighton  Mass.;  m.  A.  H. 
Merrill  of  Salem,  N.  H. 

iii  John  WeUs,  b.  and  d.  Sept.,  1818. 

297  JABEZ«,  son  of  Benajah''  and  Abigail  (Bent)  Brigham; 
born  in  Westboro,  Mass.,  12  March,  1781;  died  10  Jan.,  1862; 
married  (1),  9  Feb.,  1800,  Sophia,  daughter  of  John  Hunt  of  Lan- 
caster, Mass.,  who  died  in  Grafton,  6  Feb.,  1837,  ae.  55;  married 
(2),  in   1849,  Phebe   (or  Phila)   Wheeler.     He  was  a  mason  by 

270     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

trade,  and  built  the  first  brick  building  in  Bangor,  Me.     Resided  in 
Grafton  and  Boston, 

Children,  the  first,  second  and  fourth  bom  in  Lancaster: 
i  Francis',  b.  22  Feb.,  1800;   d.  in  Grafton,  13  Sept.,  1819. 
ii  Mary   Ann,   b.   29   Dec,   1801;     d.   in   Springfield,   Mass.,   27   Feb., 
1870;     m.   in   1818,   Dea.    Robert,   son   of   Daniel   Prentice;     b.    in 
Townsend,  Mass.,  16  March,  1792;    d.  in  Springfield   (or  Worces- 
ter), 17  April,  1864;    res.  a  while  at  Grafton.     Ch.   (Prentice): 

1  Mary  Ann^,  b.  6  Feb.,  1819;    d.  29  Sept.,  1821. 

2  Emily,  b.  16  Feb.,  1821;    m.  Sanford  J.  Hall  of  Grafton,  Mass. 
Ch.   (Hall):    i  Mary  SJ;    ii  Nellie  F. 

3  Benjamin  Briyham,  b.  18  April,  1833;    d.  18  Jan.,  1858. 
iii  Jabez,  b.  in  Boston,  29  Aug.,  1804;    d.  26  Aug.,  1805. 

593  iv  Franlilin,  b.  19  July,  1805. 

V  Sophia,  b.  in  Grafton,  7  June,  1806;  m.  20  Nov.  1828,  Daniel, 
son  of  Leonard  and  Persis  (Brigham)  Wheelock,  174;  b.  in 
Grafton,  7  March,  1805.     Ch.   (Wheelock),  b.  in  Grafton: 

1  Sophronia^  h.  20   Sept.,   1829. 

2  Lucian  B.,  h.  20  Aug.,  1831. 

3  Persis  B.,  b.  18  July,  1833. 

4  Adaline  A.,  b.  11  March,  1837. 

5  Mary  B.,  b.   13   April,   1840;    d.  7  July,   1872. 

6  Francis  F.,  h.  23  Oct.,  1847;    d.  4  Nov.,  1864. 

594  vi  Abigail  D.,  b.  in  Grafton,  24  Oct.,  1807. 

595  vii  Phebe,  b.  in  Boston,  2  Aug.,  1810. 

viii  Jabez,  b.  7  March,  1813;  d.  in  Detroit,  Mich.,  March,  1839,  s.  p. 
ix  Warren,  b.  24  March,  1815,  in  Grafton;  living  in  1904;  m.  (1) 
9  Sept.,  1842,  Persis  Carlton,  who  d.  8  Jan.,  1868;  m.  (2)  in  1870, 
Susan  M.  Carroll.  Ch.  (by  first  wife):  Levi^  b.  1853;  d.  1855. 
X  Emeline  F.,  b.  in  Grafton,  7  Nov.,  1821;  d.  in  Millbury,  Mass., 
13  Feb.,  1844;  m.  Aug.,  1837,  Andrew  Holden  of  Millbury.  Ch. 
(Holden),  b.  in  M.: 

1  Lizzie^,  m.  William  Fenner.     Ch.:  Emma",  m.  Alfred  H.  Carr. 

2  Emeline,  d.  ae.  3. 

596  xi  Sarah  E.,  b.  in  Grafton,  9  Sept.,  1822. 

298  LEONARD  WARREN",  son  of  Gershom^  and  Sarah 
(Allen)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  16  July,  1785;  died 
in  Brookfield,  Vt.,  15  Nov.,  1834;  married,  in  Roxbury,  Vt.,  17 
Nov.,  1811,  Polly  Wilcox,  born  in  Woodstock,  Conn.,  25  Oct.,  1783. 

Children,  the  second  and  third  born  in  Roxbury: 
i  Son'',  d.  y. 
ii  Alzina,  b.  in  1812;    m.  Stephen  CoUis  of  Elmore,  Vt. 

597  iii  Elisha  Warren,  b.  15  Nov.,  1814. 

iv  Eunice,   b.    ;     m.    (1)    1848,    Solon    Simons;     m.    (2) 

Joseph  Richards  of  Northfield,  Vt.,  and  had  2  children. 

299  POLLY®,  daughter  of  Gershom'^  and  Sarah  (Allen)  Brig- 
ham; born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  17  Oct.,  1786;  died  in  Waitsfield, 
Vt.,  12  Aug.,  1862;  married  Benjamin  Carroll,  a  farmer  of  Fayston, 
Moretown,  and  Richmond,  Vt. ;  born  March.,  1780;  died  20  Jan., 


Children  (Carroll),  the  3  elder  born  in  Moretovm,  the  5  younger  in 

i  Esther    W^ight^   b.   2   Dec,    1813;     d.    in   Transit,   Minn.,   6   Dec, 
189:;?;    m.   184:3,   Almon   Hall.     Ch.    (Hull): 
1  Frank^;  3  Flora;  3  Ervin;  4  Ellen;  5  Robert;  6  Eva. 
ii  George    B.,    b.    11    Oct.,    1814;     d.    in    Waitsfield,    13    April,    1886; 
m.   Susan  Johnson;     a   farmer.     Ch. : 
1  Eden^,  res.  Sioux  City,  la.;    2  Burt. 
ill  Sarah  Alsina,  b.  37  Feb.,  1816;    d.  30  Aug.,  1816. 
iv  Alzina  Sarah,  b.  Fayston,  2  Aug.,  181T;    d.  in  Kansas;    m.  Leander 
Marshall.     Ch.  (Marshall): 
1  Henry^;    2    Willard,   of   Nora,   111.;     3   Alphonso;    4   Ellen;     5 
V  Alma  Luana,  b.  6  May,  1820;    d.  s.  p.,  18  Dec,  1893;    m.  William 

Wait  of  Waitsfield. 
vi  Lawson,  b.   6   Oct.,   1S22;     d.   in   Fayston,  4   Jan.,   1889;     m.    1848, 
Maria  Boyce;    a  farmer.     Ch. : 
I  Fred  C.«;    2  George  H. 
vii  Lovina   D.,   b.    17   April,    1825;     d.    in   Richmond,   30   June,    1847; 
m.  Benjamin  Hall.     Ch.    (Hall): 
1  George  B.^ 
viii  Charles   L.,   b.   3   Dec,   1827;     m.   Lucy   Scribner;     res.    Robinson, 
Kan.    Ch.: 
1  L.  Charles^;    2  Alice. 
ix  Pliny    F.,    b.    7    Nov.,    1831 ;     m.    Susan    Poland ;     a    farmer,    res. 
Warren,   Vt.     Ch.: 
1  Lovina^;   2  Lewis. 

300  ELISHA%  son  of  Gershom^  and  Sarah  (Allen)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  22  Oct.,  1792;  died  in  Fayston,  Vt.,  11 
March,  1863;  married,  in  Fayston,  Sophronia,  daughter  of  Samuel 
B.  Ryder;  she  was  born  in  Randolph,  Vt.,  20  June,  1799;  died  in 
Fayston,  24  Oct.,  1876.  Her  father  came  from  Plymouth,  Mass., 
to  Braintree,  Vt. ;  came  in  by  "  blaised  "  trees,  and  planted  the  first 
fruit  nursery  in  that  town.  Her  mother  was  Lucy,  dau.  of  Seth 
Chase,  the  4th  from  Aquila  Chase,  who  settled  at  Newburyport, 
1646.  Through  the  Ryders,  Sophronia  was  descended  from  Mary, 
dau.  of  Richard  Warren,  one  of  the  Mai/flower  (1620)  passengers. 
Thus  all  of  Elisha  and  Sophronia's  descendants  are  of  May  flower 
stock.  The  Ryders  are  well  represented  in  the  graveyard  on  the 
Hill,  at  Plymouth.  Samuel  Ryder  (or  Rider)  was  one  of  the  first 
settlers  of  Yarmouth  on  Cape  Cod,  from  Plymouth,  1639- 

When  Elisha  was  4  years  old  his  father  removed  to  Winchester, 
N.  H.,  and  when  he  was  16  they  removed  to  Fayston  in  the  Mad 
River  Valley,  where  were  only  half  a  dozen  recent  settlers  with 
small  clearings  and  no  roads.  His  father  being  infirm,  Elisha  took 
the  lead  in  clearing  up  a  wooded  wilderness  into  the  homestead 
which  he  inherited  at  his  father's  death.  He  was  a  quiet,  devout, 
most  peaceable  man ;  scrupulously  honest,  suffering  a  wrong  rather 
than  committing  one.     The  "  pioneer  of  Methodism  "  in  his  town, 

272     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

he  was  class-leader,  chorister,  and  financial  and  social  supporter 
of  the  church.  "  Puritanism  never  thrived  better  this  side  of  old 
Plymouth,  in  all  its  sterling  simplicity  and  straight-forwardness, 
than  here."  His  name  is  found  in  the  earliest  business  transac- 
tions of  the  town,  without  interruption  to  the  time  of  his  death; 
he  was  collector,  selectman,  lister,  district  clerk,  highway  surveyor, 
committee  man  and  juror.  A  consistent  Whig,  while  the  town  was 
almost  to  a  man  Democratic,  he  never  was  elected  to  the  Legislature. 
Elisha  and  his  wife  rest  in  that  Waitsfield,  Vt.,  cemetery,  situated 
in  Irasville. 

Children,  born  in  Fayston: 

i  Harriet  Jane',  b.  22  Sept.,  1818;  d.  in  Cascade,  Mich.,  Sept., 
1881;  m.  27  Oct.,  1844,  Bernard,  son  of  Hon.  Eber  H.  Baxter; 
b.  in  Moretown,  N.  Y.,  6  July,  1824;  moved  to  Cascade,  Mich., 
and  d.  20  Aug.,  1881.     Ch.  (Baxter),  b.  Moretown: 

1  William  A.  C.\  b.  15  Oct.,  1845;    d.  y. 

2  Aurilla  S.  D.,  b.  12  March,  1847;  m.  12  Jan.,  1866,  Thomas  J. 
Hurlburt.  Ch.  (Hurlburt):  i  Carrie";  ii  Morris;  iii  Helen; 
iv  William;    v  Ray,  d.  y. 

3  Lucy  Irene,  b.  15  Jan.,  1852;  m.  1873,  William  Hall  of  Grand 
Rapids,  Mich.    Ch.  (Hall):    i  Ida";    ii  Willie. 

4  Bernard  Nelson,  b.  11  June,  1855;    d.  about  1873. 

598  ii  Gershom  Nelson,  b.  3  March,  1820. 

599  iu  Elisha  Aldis,  b.  22  Dec,  1821. 

iv  Lucy,  b.  20  March,  1823;  d.  21  July,  1865;  m.  (1)  15  Jan.,  1843, 
Jacob  Pierce;  m.  (2)  6  Oct.,  1852,  Charles  Thompson.  Ch. 
(Pierce),  name  was  changed  to  Brigham: 

1  Anson  Orlando^,  b.  11  Oct.,  1843;  m.  Nov.,  1865,  Mary  Mans- 
field of  Fayston,  Vt.  Ch.  (bearing  name  of  Brigham) :  i 
Josephine",  m.  George  Bliss;  res.  Springfield,  Mass.;  has  1 
son;  ii  Minnie  L.,  m.  17  Dec,  1890,  James  Burt  of  W.  Ran- 
dolph,  Vt. ;    has   1   son.;     iii   Fred. 

Ch.   (Thompson) : 

2  Charles  Brigham,  b.  30  Aug.,  1853. 

v  Sophronia  Delight,  b.  17  May,  1825;  d.  in  Flint,  Mich.,  10  May, 
1901;  m.  25  Sept.,  1844,  William  H.  Chaffee,  d.  in  Fargo,  N.  D., 
Nov.,    1882.      Ch.    (Chaffee): 

1  Helen  Adelaide^,  m.  1865,  Henry  G.  Perry  of  Toymonth, 
Mich.  Ch.  (Perry):  i  Charles";  ii  Fred;  iii  Nellie;  iv 

2  Willis  L.,  b.  Jan.,  1847;    d.  July,  1847. 

3  William  Henry,  b.  1848;  m.  1869,  Alice  A.  Moses;  res.  CaL 
Ch. :    i  Ida";    ii  Lois;    iii  Herbert. 

4  Clarence,  b.  and  d.  Aug.,  1856. 

600  vi  Eusebia  Miranda,  b.  23  Aug.,  1826. 

601  vii  Leander  Howe,  b.  17  April,  1828. 

viii  Samuel   Allen,   b.    8   Nov.,    1829;     d.   unm.,    1893;     rem.    Portland, 

602  ix  Albert,  b.  3  May,  1832. 

X  Anson  Orlando,  b.  27  March,  1835;    d.  April,  1835. 

603  xi  Sarah,  b.   17  Oct.,   1836. 

604)    xii  Laura  Artemesia,  b.  27  Feb.,  1840. 


301  REV.  BENJAMIN  BAXTERS,  son  of  Gershom'*  and 
Sarah  (Allen)  Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  28  May,  1795; 
died  in  North  Plains,  Mich.,  2  Jan.,  1855;  married  in  Mexico,  N. 
Y.,  3  Sept.,  1827,  Sophia  Cowing,  born  in  Chesterfield,  Mass.,  18 
Sept.,  1802;  died  in  North  Plains,  18  Aug.,  1881.  He  was  a 
Baptist  minister  and  farmer. 

Children,  the  3  youngest  probably  born  in  Shiawassee,  Mich.,  the  others 
in  Penn.: 

1  George  Allen',  b.  30  Dec,  1829;    d.  in  Blair,  Neb.,  8  Jan.,  1886; 

m.    (1)    Margaret   Hawley;     m.    (2)    ;    was   a   farmer, 

contractor  and   teacher.     Ch. : 

1  Martha^,  m.;    res.  Oklahoma. 

2  Clarence    S.,   b.    in    Blair,    1868;     m.    1894;     farmer   and   con- 
tractor;   res.  Gushing  Oklahoma. 

3  Carroll,  d. 

4  Ollie,  m. ;    res.   Oklahoma. 

ii  Benjamin    Keene,    b.    April,    1833;     m.    14    Nov.,    1858,    Mary    J. 
Dalzell;    farmer,  res.  Muir,  Mich.    Ch.: 

1  Elmer  William^  b.  22  Oct.,  1861. 

2  Mary  E.,  b.  27   Aug.,   1865;    m.   1896,   Moses   Merithew;    res. 

3  George  B.,  b.  25  Sept.,  1879;    m.  1900,  Lottie  Ely.     Ch.:    Lilia 
M.»,  b.  30  Jan.,  1901. 

iii  Martin  A.,  b.  15  May,  1836;    d.  20  Jan.,  1885,  s.  p.;    m.  (1)  Par- 
meha    Conklin;     m.    (2)    Mary    Zimmerman,    who    d.    1890;     res. 
North   Plains, 
iv  Noble  S.,  b.  23  June,  1838;    m.  10  Aug.,  1862,  Elsie  Howe,  b.  25 
Dec,  1841;    res.  Battle  Creek,  Mich.     Ch.: 
1  Rhoda   8?,   b.    13   Feb.,   1866;     m.    10   Aug.,    1885,    Harley   M. 
Dunlap,  M.  D. 

V  Addie  M.  S.,  b.  24  June,   1840;    m.   William  Frost  of  Fenwick, 
Mich.,  who  d.     Ch.    (Frost): 

1  Carrie  J?,  b.  11  Sept.,  1874. 

2  Major  E.,  b.  28  Dec,  1876. 

302  ALVIN  LUCAS«,  son  of  Gershom^  and  Sarah  (Allen) 
Brigham;  born  in  Winchester,  N.  H.,  21  Oct.,  1798;  died  in  Rox- 
bury,  Vt.,  8  May,  1870;  married,  in  1820,  Flora  H.,  daughter  of 
Timothy  Baxter;  born  in  Berlin,  Vt.,  21  July,  1804;  died  in  Lowell, 
Mass.,  29  April,  1871.     He  was  a  farmer. 

Children : 

i  Flora  Ann',  b.  in  BerUn,  13  Sept.,  1822;    d.  14  Aug.,  1844. 
ii  Alvin  Ozro,  b.   11   Feb.,   1824;    d.   s.  p.,  25  March,   1865;    was  in 
the  Civil  War,  and  shot  on  picket  duty,  before  Petersburg,  Va.; 
m.    11    May,    1854,    Lomelia,    dau.    of    James    Cady    of    Alstead, 

N.  H.;    b.  25  May,  1829;    she  m.  (2)  Bickford,  and  res. 

a  widow  in  Hyde  Park,  Mass. 
605     iii  William  Baxter,  b.  17  Nov.,  1826. 

iv  Alphonso  Rice,  b.  22  Jan.,  1829;    d.  7  Feb.,  1841. 

V  Maria    Sarah,   b.    23    Sept.,    1830;     m.    1    June,    1867,    Newton    C. 
Dodge;    res.  s.  p.,  Lowell,  Mass. 

274     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

vi  Alonzo  Gleason,  b.  5  Oct.,  1835;    d.  unm.,  3  Jan.,  1883. 
vii  Son,  d.  y. 

viii  Aurora    Cordelia,    b.    in    Roxbury,    11    Sept.,    1840;     d.    s.    p.,    in 
LoweU,   Mass.,   in    1892;     m.    8    Aug.,    1863,   George   Cooper,   who 
was  killed  in  the  Civil  War,  in  Kingston,  N.  C. 
ix  Don   Alphonso,  b.   7   Nov.,   1845;     d.   unm.,   18   March,   1866.     He 

was  in  the  Civil  War. 
X  Lomelia   Ann,  b.  24  Oct.,   1848;    d.   23   March,   1901;    m.  2   July, 
1871,   George   E.   Maker;    res.   Lowell,  where  he  was   a  merchant. 
He  was  b.  in  Maine.     Ch.  (Maker),  b.  in  LoweU: 
1  Elizabeth  Florence'^,  b.  17  May,  1872;    d.  unm. 
3  Don  Eugene,  b.  18  Feb.,  1874;    d.  12  July,  1898. 
3  George  Alfred  Brigham,  b.  23  March,  1889. 

303  REBECCA  M.%  daughter  of  Gershom^  and  Sarah  (Allen) 
Brigham;  born  in  Winchester,  N.  H.,  27  Feb.,  1802;  died  1872; 
married,  30  March,  1820,  John  Kneeland.  They  resided  in  Strikely, 
Canada,  and  moved  to  Rochester,  Ind. 

Children  {Kneeland),  born  in  Strikely : 

i  John   Allen',  b.   5   Jan.,   1821;     res.   unm.,  a   farmer.   Areata,   Cal. 
ii  Benjamin  Merrill,  b.  28  Aug.,  1822. 
iii  Albert  Cheney,  b.  27  June,  1824;    d.  12  March,  1845. 
iv  Hannah  Maria,  b.  27  April,  1826;    m.    (1)    Abel  Greenwood;    m. 
(2)  James  C.  Feeley.     Ch.   (Greenwood): 

1  Laura^;    2  Abel,  res.  Columbus,  O. 
Ch.   (Feeley): 

3  James,  res.   Mason   City,   la. 
V  Sylva,  b.  15  Nov.,  1828;    m.  Royal  Kennedy.     Ch.    (Kennedy): 
i  Mandana^,  m.  A.  M.  Brinkerhoff  of  Garwin,  la. 

2  Cynthia,  m.  James  E.   Blanchard  of  Oakland,  Cal. 

3  Cyrus  M.,  of  Humphrey,  Neb.     Has.  ch.:  i  Roy%    ii  Edna;    iii 
William;    iv  Asa. 

4  Edwin  A.,  res.  Jewell,   Kan. 

5  Laura  R.,  res.  Stockton,  Cal.     Ch.:    i  EroP;    ii  Inez. 

6  Eva  8. 

7  Clara  B.,  d.  y. 

vi  Sarah  Rebecca,  b.  20  Jan.,  1831 ;    m.  Mr.  Abrams  of  Winterset,  la. 
vii  Asa  K.,  b.  14  Feb.,  1833;    d.  7  March,  1845. 
viii  Gilbert  B.,  b.  9  Jan.,  1835;    res.  Areata,  Cal.     Has  ch.: 

1  Cynthia   7.^•     2    Lydia    L.;     3    Oscar   E.;     4   Herman    M.;     5 
Viola  B. 
ix  Mandana   P.,   b.   9   Sept.,   1837;     m.   John   Smith   of   Areata,   Cal. 
Ch.   (Smith): 
1   Udella^;    2  Rebecca  E.,  m.   Aaron   F.   Nelson  of  Sciota,  Cal.; 
3  Lasa  K.;    4  Ellis  S.;    5  Byron  M. 
X  Lydia  L.,  b.   15   Nov.,   1839;     m.   Thomas   Kennedy  of   Ingallston, 
Neb.     Ch.   (Kennedy): 
1  Gilbert^;    2  William;    3  Mary  E.;    4  Eudora  E.;    5  Robert  L.; 
6  Alta  E.;    7  Udellus  E. 
xi  Laura  A.,  b.  6  Dec,  1841 ;    d.  26  Jan.,  1843. 

304-  ELIZABETH^,  daughter  of  Stephen^  and  Hannah  (Field) 
Brigham;  born  in  Mansfield,  Conn.;  died  there,  1845;  married. 
1798,  Samuel  Augustus  Spalding  of  M.,  who  died  1824. 


Mr.  Spalding  kept  a  hotel  for  many  years  in  Mansfield. 

Children  (Spalding),  born  in  Mansfield: 
i  Samuel  Augustus",  b.  1800;  d.  1880. 

ii   Brigham,    b.    .3    June,    1805;     d.    6    Nov.,    1887;     m.    (1)    Lucretia 
Loveridge;    m.   (ii)  Dulcena  Adams.     Ch.: 

1  Henry",  m.  (1)  i?3  Sept.,  1863,  L.  M.  Thomas;  m.  (2)  22 
Nov.,  1875,  Rebecca  Wyeth  of  Montclair,  N.  J.;  he  d.  s.  p., 
35  Nov.,  1875,  while  on  his  wedding  tour;  was  a  New  York 

2  Augusta,  b.  in  Woonsocket,  R.  I.,  22  Oct.,  1845;  m.  8  April, 
1868,  Allen  Adams;    res.  s.  p.,  Spencer,  Mass. 

iii  Franklin,  b.  1807;    d.  18T0. 

iv  Ursula,  b.  15  Aug.,  1809;    d.  unm.,  14  Dec,  1861. 

305  STEPHEN%  son  of  Stephen^  and  Hannah  (Field)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Mansfield,  Conn.,  5  Feb.,  1774;  died  — ;  mar- 
ried (1)  Huldah  Freeman;  married  (2)  Elizabeth  Huntington;  at 
the  time  Morse  published  the  Brigham  genealogy,  he  resided,  in 
his  86th  year,  in  Mansfield,  Conn. 


i  Mary  Ann',  m.  Chester  Royce;    res.  Weathersfield,  Vt. 
ii  Betsey,  m.   April,   1827,   Horace  Nye  of  Tolland,  Conn.;    res.,  his 

widow,  Mansfield,  Conn, 
iii  Julia,    m.   26    March,    1833,    Otis    Sweet    of    No.    Coventry,   Conn., 

who  d. ;     she  res.  Mansfield, 
iv  John,   b.   2Q    April,    1810;     was    a   merchant   in    Boston;     unm.   in 

the  late  fifties, 
v  William   Pitt,  b.   16   March,   1813;    m.   Anna   Fuller;    was  a  mer- 
chant in  Boston;    his  widow  res.  on  Newbury  Street,  Boston.     Ch.: 

1  Anna    F." 

2  Mary   T. 

306  ALEXANDER^  son  of  Thomas"  and  Susanna  (Eels) 
Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  26  Jan.,  1770;  died  in  German, 
N.  Y.,  30  July,  1839;  married,  in  Bernardston,  Mass.,  in  1795, 
Sarah  Whitten,  born  in  Wareham,  Conn.,  11  July,  1770;  died  in 
Brownsville,  N.  Y.,  29  Aug.,  1828.  ISIoved  to  Brownsville,  N.  Y., 
in  I8I9.     For  a  time,  he  kept  a  hotel  in  Perch  River,  N.  Y. 

Children,  the  2  elder  horn  in  Buckland,  Mass.,  the  others  in  Richfield, 
N.  Y.: 
606        i  Sarah',  b.  11  Sept.,  1796. 

ii  Anne,  b.  25  Dec,  1798;    m.  John  W.  Edwards  of  Limerick,  N.  Y. 
Ch.   (Edwards),  b.  in  Limerick: 

1  William  O?,  b.  17  March,  1830;  m.  Harriet  McComber;  res. 
Niles,  Mich. 

2  Sarah  C,  b.  11  May,  1832;  m.  O.  C.  Rounds;  res.  Niles, 

3  Mary  M.,  b.  12  March,  1834;  m.  Henry  Barber;  res.  Hounds- 
ville,  N.  Y. 

4  Hiram  A.,  b.  30  May,  1836;  m.  Angelina  Dickey;  res.  Niles, 

5  Eliza  Ann,  b.  30  July,  1838;    d.  v. 

276     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

6  Helen  A.,  b.  23  Nov.,   1840. 
iii  William,  b.  11  Nov.,  1801;    d.  1809. 

iv  Fanny,  b.  23  Feb.,  1805;    m.  Martin  Watson;    resided  in  German, 
N.   Y. ;     she  later  went   to   Michigan,   and  lived  there   during  her 
widowhood;    date  of  death  unknown;    had  6  sons. 
607      V  George,  b.   6   March,   1808. 

vi  Eunice,  b.  18  Dec,  1810;    d.  in  California;    m.  Lucius  Lummerce 
of  Syracuse;    had  2  sons  who  res.  in  California. 

307  ORLEANS%  son  of  Thomas^  and  Susanna  (Eels)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  10  Dec.,  1773;  died  in  Willet,  N. 
Y.,  6  June,  1864;  married  Mercy  Stafford,  who  died  in  Willet,  2 
Aug.,  1862,  ae.  80.  He  was  an  engineer  and  farmer,  and  was  in 
the  War  of  1812. 

Children,  horn  in  Willett: 

1  Orleans',  b.  1792;  d.  s.  p.,  in  Willet,  10  Jan.,  1864;  m.  Mercy  E. 

Burt,  a  farmer, 
ii  Eunice,  b.  1815;    d.  in  Upper  Lisle,  N.  Y.,  10  Aug.,  1887,  ae.  72; 
m.  Hiram  Snow.     Ch.   (Snow) : 
1  Fanny  L?;    2  Hannah  M.;    3  Mary  J.;    4  Eunice  M. 
iii  John,  b.  1817;  d.  unm.,  in  Willet,  12  April,  1861;  a  carpenter, 
iv  Catherine,  b.  1820;    d.  in  McDonough,  N.  Y.,  28  Jan.,  1901,  ae.  80; 
m.  Fenner  Darling.     Ch.  (Darling)  : 
1   Thomas^-     2  Milton;     3  Mary;     4  Joel;     5     Ellen;     6  Addie; 
7  Emery;    8  Elsie. 
V  Henry,  b.   1823;    d.   in   Preston,   N.   Y.,  8   April,   1902,   se.   79;     a 
farmer;    m.  Elizabeth  McNeil.     Ch.: 

1  Henry^,  m.  Van  Horn;    res.  unknown.     Ch.:    i  Perley*, 

m. ;  res.  Whitney  Point,  N.  Y.;  ii  Mary. 

vi  Archibald,  b.   1825;     d.   in   Willet,   7   April,   1865;     a   farmer;    m. 
Esther  Rooks.     Ch.: 

1  Hirarn^;  a  carpenter,  unm.,  res.  Cincinnatus.  N.  Y. 

2  Ida  A. 

3  Harriet  L. 

vii  Thomas,  d.  unm.,  ae.  21. 

viii  Hiram,  d.  in  Ulysses,  Pa.;    a  blacksmith;    m.  Larissa  Lewis.     Ch.: 
1  John^;  res.  Addison,  Pa.;    2  Perry;  res.  Ulysses. 
3  Collins. 
ix  Royal,  left  home  when  a  young  man,  and  was  never  heard  from. 

X  Diantha,  m. Hill;  had  a  family. 

xi  Ruth,  d.  s.  p,  Oxford,  N.  Y.,  Feb.,  1862;  m.  Russell  Willoughby. 

308  DON  FERDINAND^  son  of  Thomas^  and  Susanna 
(Eels)  Brigham,  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  about  1776;  died  in 
Tolland,  Conn.,  29  Sept.,  1867;  married,  7  Nov.,  1802,  Lois,  daugh- 
ter of  Elias  Palmer  of  Coventry.     He  was  a  farmer  and  shoemaker. 

Children,  born  in  Coventry: 

i  Sarepta^  m.  Elmer  Barrows  of  Willington,  Conn.    Ch.  (Barrows) : 

1  Brigham^,  res.   Coventry;     2  Sarepta,  m.  Bugbee;     3 

Henrietta,  m.  (1)  Harrison  Grant;  m.  (2)  ;  res.  Phila- 
delphia; 2  ch.,  Emily*  and  Minnie;  4  Walter,  lawyer,  Vineland, 
N.  J. 


ii  John  Palmer,  b.  6  Dec,  1806;  d.  in  WilUngton,  10  May,  1891;  m.  (1) 
1833,  Lurancy  Johnson,  who  d.  1838;  m.   (2)    1839,  Emily  Waldo, 
who  d.  1889.     He  was  a  farmer.     Ch.    (by  first  wife) : 
1  Daughter^,    d.    y.;      2  Daughter,    d.    y.     Ch.    (by   second   wife) 
probably  b.   in  Willington. 

3  Frances  Ann,  b.  12  July,  1840;  d.  1  June,  1858. 

4  John  Palmer,  b.  4  Jan.,  1843;  d.  12  Sept.,  1844. 

5  Ferdinand  Palmer,  b.  25  Sept.,  1844;  d.  8  May,  1845. 

6  Henrietta  Eliza,  b.  8  May,  1846;  m.  Albert  Field,  M.  D.,  East- 
hampton,  Ct. 

7  Mary  Isabella,  b.  2  June,  1848;    m.  Adolph  Korper,  So.  Willing- 

8  Charlotte  Bomelia,  b.  27  Oct.,  1850;  unm. 

608  iii  Lewis,  b.  22  March,  1809. 

iv  Eunice  Susan,  m.  Albert  Newcomb;  moved  to  Missouri;  had  3  sons 

and  2  daus.;  2  sons  killed  in  Civil  War. 
V  Austin,   b.   24   Jan.,   1816;     d.   in   Hartford,   Conn.,   4   Jan.,   1890; 
m.  3  Jan.,  1842,  Rhoda  Champion,  b.  in  Lebanon,  Conn.,  15  Sept., 
1812;    d.  in  Hartford,  29  March,  1890;    res.  a  farmer  in  Coventry. 
Ch.,  born  there: 
1  Addie  Champion^,  b.  27  March,  1843;    m.  15  Jan.,  1868,  William 
H.,  son  of  John  J.  White,  b.  in  Hartford,  8  Jan.,  1822;    d.  7 
April,  1884.     Ch.    (White):    i  William  H.»,  d.  y.;    ii  Herbert 
Brigham,  b.   30  May,   1874;  iii  Addie  Viola,  b.  3  April,  1878. 
vi  Eliza  Stowe,  b.  21  Sept.,  1818;  d.  unm.,  31  May,  1889. 
vii  Wealthy  Jane,  b.  12  Sept.,  1821 ;  m.  Rufus  W.  Tilden  of  Mansfield, 
Conn.     Ch.   (Tilden): 
1  Augusta  R^.,  unm.;    2  Mary  Jane,  unm.;    3  Kate,  m.  Edward 
Dimock;    res.  s.  p.,  Mansfield  Depot,  Conn.;    4  Rufus  Webster, 
res.   Norwich,  Conn, 
viii  Henrietta,  d.  young. 

309  ROYAL**,  son  of  Thomas^  and  Susanna  (Eels)  Brigham; 
born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  27  Sept.,  1779;  died  27  March,  1858; 
married,  Aug.,  1804,  Hannah  Tracy  of  Lisbon;  born  in  1777;  died 
1861.  He  went  from  Connecticut  to  Norwich,  Vt.,  where  he  spent 
the  rest  of  his  life. 

Children,  the  second  and  third  bom  in  Norwich: 

609  i  Royal',  b.  17  July,  1805. 

ii  Jedediah  Thomas,  b.  24  Sept.,  1811;    d.  in  Norwich,  unm.,  13  Jan., 

Iii  Lucy  Ann,  b.  1  Sept.,  1816;  d.  in  Norwich,  unm.,  9  May,  1900. 

310  THOMAS  S.«,  M.  D.,  son  of  Lt.-Gov.  PauP  and  Lydia 
(Sawyer)  Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  23  March,  1769; 
died  in  Wayne,  Kennebec  Co.,  Me.,  6  May,  1844;  married  (1) 
PoUy,  daughter  of  Gen.  James  Dana  of  Mansfield  (or  Lebanon). 
Conn.,  and  afterward  of  Cobleskill,  N.  Y.  (who  commanded  a 
company  at  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill  and  served  seven  years  in 
the  Revolutionary  Army,  which  he  left  with  the  rank  of  Major)  ; 
married (2)  Mary  French  of  So.  Hampton,  N.  H. 

278     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

Dr.  Brigham  removed  to  Norwich  when  thirteen  years  of  age  and 
was  graduated  from  the  Medical  College  in  Hanover,  N.  H.,  and  be- 
came celebrated  in  his  profession.  About  1809  he  removed  to 
Wayne,  Me. 

Children  (by  first  loife),  probably  all  born  in  Norwich: 

610  i  PoIly%  b.  21  July,  1794. 

611  ii  Lucia,  b.  8  March,  1796. 

iii  Laura,  b.  13  Oct.,  1800;  m.  8  July,  1835,  Luman  McClintock,  b.  2 
May,  1803;  res.  Manchester,  N.  H.     Ch.   (McClintock): 

1  'charlotte  Jane\  b.  23  June,  1826;  m.  18  June,  1848,  Henry 
H,  Summers;  res.  Manchester,  N.  H.  Ch.  (Summers):  i 
Luman  H.",  b.  11  May,  1849;  ii  CaroHne  H.,  b.  8  Oct.,  1851; 
iii  Clarence  H.,  twin  to  Caroline,  d.  3  June,  1858;  iv  Fred  E., 
b.  7  Feb.,  1854;    v  Charlotte  A.,  b.  29  Aug.,  1857. 

2  Elizabeth,  b.  2  April,  1829. 

3  Caroline,  b.  11  May,  1833. 

4  William  G.,  b.  27  Jan.,  1838;  m.  4  Dec,  1858,  Elizabeth  M. 
Davis;    res.  Manchester. 

5  Luman  B.,  b.  29  July,  1844;  was  a  printer  in  Manchester. 

iv  Charles,  b.  in  1806;  d.  at  home  of  son  in  Iowa,  about  1875;  m. 
.     Ch.: 

1  Sidney^,  d.  young  in  Lowell,  Mass. 

2  George,  res.  Nevada,  la. 

612  V  James  Dana,  b. — . 

vi  Thomas  Jefferson,  d.  young. 

Children  ( by  second  wife ) : 

vii  Hannah,  b.  1814;  d.  17  Oct.,  1849;  m.  Dr.  Joseph  Snelling 
Bishop  (a  des.  of  Edward  Bishop  of  Salem,  Mass.,  1645)  of 
Newport,  Me.     Ch.   (Bishop): 

1  Julia^,  b.  in  Newport;  m.  Alfred  Tuck,  who  d.  24  Dec,  1897. 
Ch.   (Tuck):     Alfred^  of  Kennebunkport,  Me. 

2  Thomas  Brigham,  b.  29  June,  1835;  m.  1866,  Sarah  Ann  Shiv- 
ers, b.  4  Nov.,  1847;  was  a  broker  in  New  York  and  Boston; 
a  member  of  the  Apollo  Club.  Ch. :  Clarence  Brigham%  b.  11 
July,  1869. 

viii  Thomas   Chandler,   d.   s.  p. 
ix  Mary  Jane. 
X  Sarah. 

xi  Joseph,  b.  in  Weld,  Me.;  m. .     Ch.,  the  2  elder,  names 

unknown;    perhaps  others,  also: 

3  Thomas  Saivyer^,  b.  in  Weld,  Me.,  3  Oct.,  1845;  d.  in  W. 
Foxboro,  Mass.,  10  Dec,  1898;  m.  16  Nov.,  1873,  Lois  Ann, 
dau.  of  Amos  Kimball,  b.  in  Newton,  N.  H.,  3  June,  1851 ;  res. 
W.  Foxboro.  Ch.:  i  Nettie  Gertrude*,  b.  2  Nov.,  1874;  ii 
Thomas  Sawyer,  b.  12  Nov.,  1875;  iii  Amos  Leslie,  b.  31  Jan., 
1877;  iv  Joseph  Howard,  b.  5  March,  1878;  v  Chester  Goodell, 
b.  14  Jan.,  1881;  vi  Ohve  L.,  b.  14  Feb.,  1889;  vii  Lewis  W., 
b.  22  May,  1890;  viii  Mary  Elsie,  b.  15  July,  1891;  d.  4  Oct., 
1891;    ix  Fanny  M.,  b.  6  June,  1893;    d.  15  Sept.,  1895. 

311  DON  JOSEPHUS%  son  of  Lt.-Gov.  PauP  and  Lydia 
(Sawyer)  Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  24  March,  1774; 
died  in  Norwich,  Vt.,  28  Dec,  1856,  ae.  82;  married  Anna  Wright, 


born  in  1776;  died  9  May,  1854.     He  resided  in  Norwich,  Vt.     The 
male  line  is  extinct. 

Children,  born  in  Norwich,  Vt. : 

i  Sophia',  b.  20  Oct.,  1797;    died  in   Norwich,  s.  p.,  21   Aug.,  1883; 
m.  Samuel  Wright;    res.  Norwich. 

ii  Cynthia,  b.  24  July,  1799;    d. ;   m.  Thomas  Emerson  of 

Ridgway,  N.  Y.     Ch.  (Emerson)  : 
1  George^;  2  Ann;    3  Thomas;    4  Sophia;    5  Mar;/  L.,  b.  14  Feb., 

1833;     m.    Oderkirk;     res.    Oak    Orcliard,    N.    Y.;     6 

Edward;    7  Charles;   8  Isabella,  d.  7  June,  1864. 
iii  Nancy,  b.  3  July,  1801;  d.  unm.,  9  Nov.,  1887. 
iv  Phebe  C,  b.  20 "  July,  1803;  d.  16  May,  1823. 

V  Lydia  S.,  b.   19  April,  1805;  d.  unm.,  in  Norwich,  27   Nov.,  1891. 
vi  Olive,  b.  26  March,  1807;    d.  in  N.,  9  March,  1885;    m.   12  April, 
1827,  Stephen,  son  of  Michael  Blaisdell  of  Norwich;    b.  in  Plain- 
field,  N.   H.,  6  June,   1801;    d.  4  Feb.,   1854.     Ch.    (Blaisdell),  b. 
in   Norwich: 

1  Egbert^  h.  20  Dec,  1827;  m.  (1)  Mary  C.  Hilton;  m.  (2) 
Melissa  Russ.  Ch.  (by  1st  wife)  :  i  BelP,  m.  Chas.  W.  Worman 
of  Centerville,  la.  Ch.  (by  2d  wife):  ii  Carrie;  iii  Dennis; 
iv  and  v  d.  y. ;    vi  Egbert,  res.  Norwich. 

2  George,  b.  7  Sept.,  1829;  m.  Mary  D.  Houghton.  Ch.:  i 
Lizzie^;  ii  Nettie;  iii  Abel;  iv  Bessie,  d.  y.  He  res.  Lowell, 

3  Ellen,  b.  9  March,  1831 ;    d.  183—. 

4  Mary  E.,  b.  20  Jan.,  1833;  m.  George  Burton;  res.  s.  p., 

5  Elizabeth,  b.  2  Nov.,  1834;  m.  Frank  Norton;  1  ch.,  d.  y.;  res. 

6  Franklin,  b.  24  July,  1836;    m.  Lucy  M.  Frink. 

7  Edward,  b.  22  Sept.,  1838;  m.  Ellen  Mattoon;  2  ch.,  d.  y.;  res. 
Fitchburg,  Mass. 

8  Henry,  h.  28  Sept.,  1841 ;    d.  1860. 

9  Amanda,  b.  20  May,  1844;  m.  (1)  Charles  C.  Davis;  m.  (2) 
George  Bemis.     Ch.   (Bemis):    Harland",  res.  Providence,  R.  I. 

vii  Don  A.,  b.  24  May,  1809;    d.  23  Jan.,  1894;    m.  in  1834,  Susan  R. 
Amsden,  b.  in  1814;    d.  1879;    res.  Norwich.     Ch.: 

1  Helen  i^.^  b.  27  April,  1838;    d.  21  Aug.,  1845. 

2  Eva,  b.  and  d.  1840. 

3  Susan  J.,  b.  25  Jan.,  1842;    d.  30  Sept.,  1845. 

4  Joseph  A.,  b.  16  Jan.,  1844;    d.  6  Jan.,  1845. 

5  Anna  T.,  b.  14  Jan.,  1846;  m.  Nahum  Turner  of  Norwich; 
s.  p. 

6  Walter  L.,  h.  23  March,   1848;    d.   1864. 

7  Mary  E.,  b.  17  Nov.,  1850;    d.  1864. 

8  Grace  F.,  b.  29  Oct.,  1852;    d.  10  Sept.,  1853. 

9  Edgar,  h.  3  Aug.,  1854;     d.  March,   1863. 
10  Nina  A.,  b.  25  Nov.,  1856;    d.  March,  1863. 

viii  Elvira,  b.   17  July,  1811;    d.  in  Lebanon,   N.   H.,   12  April,   1893; 

m.  8  Nov.,  1832,  James  Bly,  Jr.,  b.  in  Norwich,  1  Aug.,  1805;    res. 

Lebanon,  N.  H.,  where  he  d.  29  Jan.,  1888.    Ch.  (Bly),  the  3  eldest 

b.  in  Norwich,  the  others  in  Lebanon: 

1  James  Brigham\  b.  4  Jan.,  1834;    d.  13  Oct.,  1863;    m.  in  1856, 

Marion  Lester  of  Montreal,  P.  Q. 

280     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

2  Henry  Osgood,  b.  20  Oct.,  1838;    m.  31  Dec,  1878,  in  Hanover, 
N.  H.,  Helen  A.  Boutwell;  res.  there,  s.  p.,  in  1903. 

3  Harriet  Osgood,  twin  to  Henry;    d.  28  Oct.,  1839. 

4  Ella  Katherine,  b.  29  Aug.,  1845;  m.  21  Nov.,  1867,  James 
,,  ,  E.  Warner  of  Lebanon.  Ch.  (Warner):  Harriet  E.*^  b.  26 
"'  ;v  Oct.,   1870;    res.   Ashburnham,  Mass. 

5  Infant,  b.  29  Nov.,  1847;    d.  ibid. 

312  PAUL  WOOSTER«.  son  of  Lt.-Gov.  Paul^  and  Lydia 
(Sawyer)  Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.,  26  Oct.,  1776;  died 
in  Norwich,  Vt.,  3  Jan.,  1865,  se.  89;  married,  22  Feb.,  1801,  Mary 
Ayers  of  Haverhill,  Mass.;  born  16  March,  1782;  died  28  Sept., 


When  his  father  moved  from  Coventry  to  Norwich,  Vt.,  he  rode 
on  horseback  behind  his  mother,  at  the  age  of  6  years.  Resided  for 
a  time  in  Sharon,  Vt.,  whence  he  went  as  representative  to  the 
General  Court  in  1804.  Was  a  merchant.  Inherited  the  home- 
stead of  his  father,  in  Norwich,  and  in  Morse's  time  was  living 
there,  se.  83,  and  gave  considerable  assistance  to  that  genealogist 
in  his  work. 

Children,  the  3  eldest  horn  in  Sharon,  the  others  in  Norwich,  Vt.: 

613  1  Paul  Wooster^  b.  2  Nov.,  1802. 

ii  George,  b.   17  June,   1804;    res.   Norwich,  Vt.,  where  d.  26  Jan., 
1833;    m.  Elizabeth  Trull  of  Roxburj,  Mass.    Ch.: 
1  George   C.^   b.    in   Norwich,   28   Jan.,    1833;     m.    Abbie   Willie 
of  Roxbury,  Mass.;    res.  Worcester  and  Holden,  Mass.     Ch.: 
1  George  W.»,  b.   16  Sept.,  1856;    d.  in  Boston,  1901;    m.  25 
Aug.,  1883,  Lottie  E.  Spurr;    ii  Lizzie  E.,  b.  Aug.,  1860;    m. 
H.  C.  Chapel, 
ill  Mary,   b.    25    May,    1806;     died   in   Norwich,    14    Nov.,    1828;     m. 
Oct.,  1826,  Oliver*  S.  Buell  of  Norwich.     Ch.   (Buell) : 
1  Lorer?,  res.  Westville,  N.  Y. 

614  iv  William,  b.  20  March,  1808. 

v  Catherine,  b.  23  July,  1810;  d.  12  Oct.,  1883;  m.  26  Dec.,  1832, 
Edwin  Hebard,  b.  in  Lebanon,  N.  H.,  27  Aug.,  1806;  d.  in  Nor- 
wich, 8  April,  1878.     Ch.  (Hebard),  b.  in  Norwich: 

1  Lucius  C.^,  b.  2  Feb.,  1835;    m.  Susan  Eastman;    res.  Norwich. 
Ch.:   i  Mary";    ii  Emma. 

2  Susan  E.,  b.  22  Aug.,  1838;    res.  s.  p.,  Norwich;    m.  1  Jan., 
1857,  Curtis  C.  Sawyer,  b.  1825. 

3  George  B.,  b.  2  Aug.,  1840;    d.  unm.,  July,  1867. 

vi  Louisa,  b.  May,  1813;    d.  17  April,  1875;    m.  Oliver  S.  Buell  (as 
his  second  wife)    of  Westville,   N.  Y.     Ch.    (BueU) : 
1  William  B.^,  b.  Nov.,  1832;    res.  E.  Constable,  N.  Y. 

615  vii  James  A.,  b.  24  June,  1816. 

vlii  Adaline  E.,  b.  14  May,  1819;    d.  28  April,  1885;    m.  1  April,  1850, 
Alvin  Pratt  of  Manchester,  N.  H.    Ch.  (Pratt),  b.  in  Manchester: 

1  Ella  A.^,  b.  30  Jan.,  1852;    m.  R.  S.  Wallace  of  Manchester; 
s.  p. 

2  Mary  P.,  b.  Feb.,  1855;    d.  ae.  2. 


ix  Albert,  b.  21  April,  1823;  m.  in  1845,  Harriet  Harriden,  who 
d.  11   Oct.,  1900;    res.  in  1903  in  Manchester.     Ch.: 

1  Albert^,  b.  and  d.  in  1855. 

2  Josephine  E.,  h.  in  1857;  m.  in  1886,  D.  J.  Adams  of  Manches- 
ter.    Ch.    (Adams) :     Albert',    d.    y. 

313  CHARLES^  son  of  Don  Carlos^  and  Mary  (or  Polly) 
(Greenleaf)  Brigham;  born  in  Mansfield,  Conn.,  29  Jan.,  1797; 
died  in  Woodstock,  Vt.,  where  resided,  10  Jan.,  1836:  married,  7 
Nov.,  1824,  Betsey  Royce,  born  in  Woodstock,  3  June,  1796;  she 
married  (2),  21  Feb.,  1821,  Elisha  Morey,  and  died  in  Coventry, 
Conn.,  15  April,  1862. 

Children,  born  as  indicated: 

616  i  Charles  Frederick',  b.  in  Woodstock,  13  Nov.,  1825. 

ii  Laura  Kendall,  b.  2  Nov.,  1828,  in  Coventry,  Conn.;  m.  1  Jan., 
1852,  Edwin  Cyrus  Hoadley,  b.  in  Mansfield,  Vt.,  7  March,  1828;  d. 
in  So.  Woodstock,  Vt,  6  April,  1880.  Ch.  (Hoadley),  b.  in  So. 
Woodstock : 

1  Mary  Elizabeth^  b.  5  Oct.,  1852;    d.  19  Jan.,  1865. 

2  Jason  Kendall,  b.  23  Dec,  1857;  m.  13  Jan.,  1881,  Julia  Ara- 
bella Lincoln,  b.  8  Jan.,  1859;  ch.:  i  Walter  E.',  d.  y.;  ii  Edith 
L.,  b.  28  Dec,  1887;  iii  Forrest  H.,  b.  15  March,  1895. 

3  Albert  Edwin,  h.  7  Oct.,  1871;    unm. 

iii  Norman    Carlos,    b.    in    Mansfield,    Conn.,    8    Sept.,    1835;     m.    16 

April,  1860,  Mary  Chase.     Ch.: 

1  Don  Carlos^,  b.  30  March,  1861 ;    m.  10  July,  1881,  EUa  Corbett. 

Ch.:    i  Ruth',  b.  13  Nov.,  1882;    d.  in  infancy;    ii  Maud  Ella, 

b.  3  April,  1884;    iii  Cora  L.,  b.  9  Dec,  1885;    d.  9  Dec,  1900. 

314  DANIEL  R.^,  son  of  Cephas^  and  Amelia  (Robertson) 
Brigham;  born  in  South  Coventry,  Conn.,  6  Aug.,  1795;  died  about 
1865;  married  Eliza,  daughter  of  George  Needham;  born  in  Staf- 
ford, Conn.,  6  Jan.,  1796;  resided  in  South  Coventry,  where  he 
died,  3  Dec.,  1854. 

Children,  born  in  South  Coventry: 

i  Daniel  Watson%  b.  6  April,  1821;  d.  in  WiUiamsburg,  Nr  Y.;  m. 
EUzabeth   Brownell.     Ch.: 
1  Mary  A.^;    2  Marshall  W.;    3  Anna  E.;    4  James  B. 

ii  Henry  Gray,  b.  13  April,  1823;    d.  in  Rockville,  Conn.,  ; 

m.  Mary  A.  Dimock;    s.  p. 
iii  Emily  Wright,  b.  1  Nov.,  1836;    m.   (1)   Lorin  Edgarton;    m.   (2) 

A.  H.  Brown;    d.  his  widow,  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  20  Jan.,  1901. 
iv  Frederick    Benton,   b.    13    April,    1829;     died    in    New    York;     m. 
Jane  Smith.     Ch.: 
1  Frederick  E.^j    2  Charles. 

617  V  George  N.,  b.  2  May,  1831. 

vi  Edwin  G.,  b.  also  2  May,  1831 ;    m.  Sophronia  Nye.     Ch. : 
1  Henry^. 

315  EDWIN  G.®,  son  of  Cephas^  and  Amelia  (Robertson) 
Brigham;  born  in  Coventry,  Conn.;  died  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  Feb., 

282     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1896;    married    Mariette    Perrin,    who    died    in    Worcester,    Mass., 
July,  1895.     He  resided  in  Vernon,  Conn. 
Children,  born  in  Vernon: 

i  Arthur  Lee^  m.   17   April,   1873,  Louise  Hecker;    res.   New  York. 
1  Kafherine^,  b.  14  Aug.,  1874. 
Q  Edna  M.,  b.   22   Aug.,   1885. 
ii  Elbert,  d.  in  Worcester,  May,  1895. 
iii  Mary,  d.  1858,  se.  2^. 

316  PETERS  son  of  Hosea^  and  Catherine  (Davis)   Brigham; 

born   Hubbardston,   Mass.,   2   Oct.,   1781;  married,   27   Oct..    1808, 

Mary  Shirley.     He  died  in  Roxbury,  Mass. 
Children  : 

i  William  E.',  b.   ;     d.   Jan.,   1889;    m.   Catherine   Gay, 

who  d.  29  Oct.,  1900.     Ch.: 

1  William^,  d.  . 

2  Augustus,   d. . 

3  Justin,  m.  ;    res.  Worcester,  Mass.,  and  was  living, 

1905;    dau.   Myra  J.» 

4  Sarah  J.,  b.  24  Nov.,  1832;  d.  s.  p.,  25  Feb.,  1902;  m.  4 
Jan.,  1854,  Capt.  Augustus  Ford,  and  res.  Dorchester,  Mass.; 
she  was  interested  in  the  B.  F.  A.,  and  a  member  at  the  time 
of  death. 

5  Louisa,  d. 

6  Juliette,  d. 

ii,  iii,  iv  and  v  have  not  been  reported. 

317  JOSEPH%  son  of  Hosea^  and  Catherine  (Davis>  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Hubbardston,  Mass.,  9  Aug.,  1785;  died  there,  18 
Oct.,  1864;  married,  26  Feb.,  1823,  Rebecca  (Brown)  Lamb,  who 
died  23  March,  1863.     Resided  in  Hubbardston.     The  male  line  is 

Children,  bom  in  Hubbardston: 

i  Mary   R.',  b.    13  Jan.,   1824;    m.   30   Sept.,   1845,   Asa   Bennett   of 
Hubbardston.     Ch.    (Bennett),  b.  in   Hubbardston: 

1  FredeHck\  b.  30  Nov.,  1846;    d.  12  Aug.,  1848. 

2  Mary  Lizzie,  b.  16  Dec,  1849;  m.  20  Aug.,  1872,  Howard 
McAllister  of  Chicago,  III. 

ii  Elizabeth,  b.  27  April,  1828;  m.  10  Nov.,  1864,  Alden  Pollard  of 
Hubbardston;  he  m.  (1)  Elizabeth  Green,  who  had  James  A. 
PoUard,  b.  1854,  res.  Leominster,  Mass.  Ch.  (Pollard),  b.  in 

1  Mabel  Alden\  b.  25  Dec,  1866. 

2  Frederick  Eugene,  b.  21  March,  1871. 

318  ASA%  son  of  JoeP  and  Elizabeth  (Maynard)  Brigham; 
born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  16  Feb.,  1785;  died  there,  20  March,  1856; 
married  Olive  Gardner,  who  died  23  Feb.,  1863. 


i  Sherman%  b.  4  Jan.,  1812;    d.  7  July,  1876. 
ii  Sylvanus,  b.  25  Aug.,  1813;    d.  10  Jan.,  1860. 


iii  Rufus,  b.  16  April,  1815;    d.  26   Feb.,   1881. 
iv  Henry,  b.  27  Sept.,  1816;    d.  27  March,  1854. 

V  Charles,  b.   16   April,   1818;     d.   15   Feb.,   1863. 

vi  Maria,  b.   5   May,   1819;     d.   23  Jan.,   1884;     m.   Thomas   Cousens. 
Ch. :   (Cousens): 
1  Oeorye^. 
vii  Dennis,  b.  23  Nov.,  1820, 
viii  Christopher,   b.   24   Feb.,   1822;     m.   Eliza  Tupper,   and   had   3   ch. 
ix  Lucy   A.,  b.   1   April,  1824;    m.   Lorenzo  F.  Wood.     Ch.    (Wood): 
1  Uenry^;     2   Charles;    3   Ann   Maria,   who   m.    John    Bevins    of 
London,  Eng. 
X  Olive  A.,  b.  24  Feb.,  1826;    d.  y. 

xi  Olive  A.,  b.   24  May,   1827;    m.    (1)    Francis  W.   Ayers;    m.    (2) 
D.  W.  Carville.     Ch.   (Ayers): 

1  Adelaide  A.\  m.  C.  X.  Dalton. 

2  Henri/  W.,  m.  Fanny  Trefethen;    has  ch.:    Henry  W.° 
xii  Candice,  b.  25  Dec,  1830;    m.  Thomas  Sweet;    has  2  ch. 

xiii  Andrew  J.,  b.  25  Dec,  1832;    m.  . 

xiv  Sarah  J.,  b.  9  June,  1834;    d.  21   Aug.,  1863;    m.   Rufus  Harvey.. 
Ch.   (Harvey): 
1  Thiirber^;    2  Lizzie. 

319     JOEL'',  son  of  JoeP  and  Elizabeth   (Maynard)    Brigham; 
born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  l6  March,  1788;  died  in  Deerfield,  Mass., 
where  he  resided,   16  Nov.,   1829;  married  Elizabeth  Brown,  born 
14  Oct.,  1789  in  Sudbury.     He  was  a  farmer. 
Children,  the  2  eldest  born  in  Sudbury,  the  7  youngest  in  Deerfield: 

i  Emily^  b.  17  Nov.,  1812;  d.  27  Feb.,  1896;  m.  24  April,  1845, 
William  Smith  of  Conway,  Mass.     Ch.   (Smith) : 

1  3Iaria  Antoinette  ,  b.  13  March,  1846;    d.  18  Feb.,  1849. 

2  Oscar  Allen,  b.  23  Dec,  1847;    d.  4  March,  1872. 

3  George  Elliot,  b.  30  June,  1850;  d.  23  Nov.,  1881;  m.  Annie 
Underwood.  Ch.:  Nettie  A.',  m.  Frank  Gordon  of  Peekskill, 
N.  Y. 

618      ii  Abel,  b.   11   Jan.,   1814. 

iii  Charles,  b.  23  April,  1815;    d.  s.  p.,  date  uncertain. 

iv  Dana,  b.  23  Nov.,  1816;    d.  5  July,  1888;    res.  Deerfield,  a  farmer. 

V  Elbridge  G.,  b.  27  Aug.,  1818;  d.  in  Deerfield,  30  Nov.,  1875; 
m.  (1)  8  May,  1849,  Martha  L.  Smith,  who  d.  24  Jan.,  1861,  se. 
32;  m.  (2)  Rebecca,  dau.  of  Erastus  Barret,  and  wid.  of  Frank 
Goodnough;  a  farmer,  res.  Deerfield.  Ch.  (by  first  wife),  b.  in 
Deerfield : 

1  Frank    S.^    b.    8    Feb.,    1858;     m.    31    March,    1888,    Clara    A. 
Smith;     res.    E.    Deerfield,   a    farmer.      Ch.:     i    Dwight%   b.    12 
March,  1889;    ii  Daisy,  b.  3  March,  1890. 
vi  Joel,  b.   23  April,  1820;    d.  unm.,  26  July,   1889;     a  farmer,   res. 
viii  Cephas,   b.   26   Dec,    1821;     d.   in   Newton,   Mass.,   31    Oct.,    1890; 
m.   1846,  Lucy  E.  Graves,  who  d.   11   July,   1887;    res.   Montague, 
Dedham  and   Boston,  Mass.;    a  teacher,  lawyer,  trial  justice   and 
1st  lieutenant, 
ix  Leander,   b.    23   March,    1823;     d.    in   Montague,   Mass.,    19   June, 

1888;     m.    Ehza    .      He    enlisted    in    Co.    G,    56th    Mass. 

Infantry,  Civil  War;    a  farmer.     Ch.: 

284     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

1  Mary  E.^,  m.  Felix  McCue;    res.  Millers  Falls,  Mass. 

2  Julia,  m.  W.  E.  Morrison;    res.  Greenfield,  Mass. 

3  Hattie  M.,  res.  Montague. 

4  Edgar  C,  res.  Montague. 

X  Lorenzo,  b.   26  Sept.,   1834;     d.   in  Deerfield,   where   res.   28  Dec, 

1893;    m.  ;    a  farmer.     Ch. : 

1  Herbert  S.^,  res.  Deerfield;    2  Lillie;    3  Minnie;    4  Leslie;    5 
xi  Horace,  b.  31   March,   1828;    d.  in  Deerfield,  where  res.   12  Aug., 
1896;    m.  Sophronia  Kent.     Ch.: 
1  George^;    2  Dorr;    3  William;    4  Dwight. 

320  POLLYS  daughter  of  JoeP  and  Elizabeth  (Maynard) 
Brigham;  born  in  Sunbury,  Mass.,  9  Dc,  1792;  maridtd,  2  Nov., 
1820,  Capt.  Thomas  Stearns,  born  in  Leominster,  Mass.,  1  April, 
1794;  (he  married  [1],  June,  1817,  Thirza  Burrage,  dau.  of 
Dea.  Williams,  who  died  s.  p.,  1819).  Was  a  tanner  and  currier 
and  resided  in  Leominster. 

Children  (Stearns),  born  in  Leominster: 

i  William  Alonzo',  b.   14  Aug.,  1821;    d.  27  Dec,   1901;    m.  Mary 

Schutte;    res.  Boston. 
ii  Oliver,   b.    1    March,    1823;     d.    1    Oct.,    1898;     m.   27   Oct.,    1847, 

Charlotte   A.   Whitcomb;     1    ch.,   d.   y. 
iii  George,  b.  16  March,  1826;    d.  19  April,  1826. 
iv  Thirza,  b.  28  Sept.,  1827;    d.  20  Sept.,  1846. 

V  Henry,  b.  19  Aug.,  1829;  d.  in  L.,  14  Jan.,  1882;  m.  7  Sept, 
1852,  Mary  A.  Phipps  of  Holliston,  Mass.;  a  man  of  solid  worth; 
in  the  coal,  ice  and  teaming  business  in  Leominster.    Ch.: 

1  Clara  Viola^  b.  25  June,  1853;  m.  Wilbur  F.,  son  of  T. 
Dwight  Wood;  b.  in  Westminster,  Mass.,  5  Nov.,  1851;  man- 
ager of  the  Rodney  Wallace  farm  in  W.  Fitchburg;    1  ch. 

2  Emma  Luella,  b.  21  June,  1856;    d.  11  Dec,  1877. 

3  Lizzie  Anna,  b.   1859;    d.  1863. 

4  Etta  Maria,  b.  2  June,  1865;  m.  (1)  H.  H.  Hunt;  m.  (2) 
J.  F.  Gallagher;    4  ch. 

vi  Caroline  Matilda,  b.  27  June,  1831;    res.  Leominster. 
vii  Mary  Ann,  b.  22  Feb.,  1833;    d.  14  April,  1883;    m.  Josiah  Pierce. 
Ch.   (Pierce): 

1  Edward    W-^,   m.   Anna   Tisdale.      Ch.   Ralph'. 

2  Gertrude   A.,   m.    Jos.   Mxmro.     Ch.    (Munro) :     Marjorie*. 

3  Grace  B.,  m.  E.  A.  Onthank.    Ch.,  1  son. 

321  NANCY^  daughter  of  JoeP  and  Elizabeth  (Maynard) 
Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  16  Aug.,  1803;  died  12  May, 
1891;  married  6  May,  1829,  Seth  Brown. 

Children  {Brown) : 

1  George  Henry^  b.  17  Sept.,  1831;    m.  (1)  29  Nov.,  1860,  Augusta 
P.   Britton,  who   d.   30  May,   1874;     m.    (2)    Frances   E.   Powers. 
Ch.   (by  first  wife) : 
1  Georgietta  Isabel^,  b.  ^  Oct.,  1873;    m.  2  Jan.,  1896,  Fred  Z. 
Brown;  1  ch. 


ii  Chester  Franklin,  b.  12  Jan.,  1835;    d.  22  May,  1898;    m.  2  Dec, 
1858,  Sarah  J.  Streeter.     Ch.: 
1  Eva  Leila^,  b.   19   June,   1872;    m.   Elton  Ward   Lacy,   1   Feb., 
iii  Alonzo  A.,  b.  29  Jan.,  1837;    m.  in   New  Zealand,  in  1865,  Janet 
Kennedy.     Ch. : 

1  Lizzie'',   b.    in    Pabraka,    N.    Z.,    7    Oct.,    1866;     m.    (1)    L.    E. 
Bathrick;    m.   (2)   1900,  S.  M.  Schatzkin;    2  ch. 

2  John  S.,  b.  20  Aug.,  1868;    m.  1900,  Julia  Kennel;    2  ch. 

3  George   F.,  b.   29   April,    1870;     m.    1893,   Alice   I.    Knowland; 
3  ch. 

4  Flora  J.,  b.  15  Sept.,  1872;    d.  30  Oct.,  1878. 

322  DANFORTH  PHIPPS%  son  of  Elijah'^  and  Mary  (Glea- 
son)  Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  30  •Dec,  1803;  died  in 
Lowell,  Mass.,  18  Sept.,  1875;  married,  12  Apr.,  1827,  Hannah 
Walcott;  born  in  Stow,  Mass.,  25  May,  1801;  died  6  April,  1874. 
He  was  a  city  official  in  Lowell  and  representative  to  the  Legisla- 
ture in  1850;  also  resided  in  Wilmington,  Mass. 

Children,  bom  in  Lowell: 

i  Eliza  Jane',  b.  16  March,  1828;  d.  13  June,  1851,  unm. 
ii  Hannah  Elizabeth,  b.  10  Aug.,  1829;  d.  in  Lowell,  26  April, 
1880;  m.  15  Nov.,  1860,  John  Higgins  Nichols,  who  was  in  the 
Civil  "War,  2d  N.  H.  Vols.;  wounded  at  second  battle  Bull  Run; 
honorably  discharged;  b.  in  Wilmington,  Mass.,  7  April,  1828. 
Ch.  (Nichols),  b.  in  Lowell: 

1  Charles  William^  b.  30  Oct.,  1861;    d.  18  Sept.,  1864. 

2  Fred,  b.  3  Dec,  1863;    d.  3  Sept.,  1864. 

3  Carrie,  b.  26  Aug.,  1866;    d.  22  Aug.,  1873. 

4  Fred,  b.  29  Sept.,  1867;    m.  13  Sept.,  1893. 

5  Ulysses,  b.  3  March,  and  d.  20  March,  1869. 

6  Theodore,  b.  28  April,  and  d.  17  May,  1872. 
iii  Mary  Ann,  b.  1  Jan.,  1831. 

iv  Ellen  Maria,  b.  25  July,  1832. 
619      V  Charles  William,  b.   12  Aug.,  1834. 

vi  Caroline  Louisa,  b.  1  June,  1836;    d.  unm.,  27  March.,  1863. 
vii  Henry    Harrison,   b.    19    Feb.,    1841;     d.   unm.,   2    Sept.,    1873;     3 
years    in    U.    S.    service    during    Civil    War;     Ark.    and    Fortress 
viii  Sarah  Phipps,  b.  22  June,  1843. 
ix  EmeUne  Frances,  b.  5  June,  1845. 

323  DEA.  WILLI AM«,  son  of  Elijah^  and  Mary  (Gleason) 
Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  27  March,  1805;  died  in  Mass. 
Gen.  Hospital,  20  May,  1879;  married,  4  Aug.,  1835,  Abby  Ann, 
daughter  of  Rev.  William  Muzzey  (who  graduated  from  Harvard 
College  in  1793);  born  in  Lexington,  15  June,  1806.  Moved  to 
Lexington  about  1830,  where  he  was  deacon  in  the  Unitarian  church. 

Child,  born  in  Lexington: 

i  Laura  Muzzey',  b.  20  July,  1836;    res.  unm.,  in  Lexington. 

286     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

324  SAMUEL^  son  of  Eber^  and  Lucy  (Arnold)  Brigham; 
born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.;  died  there,  10  April,  1853;  married  Han- 
nah Sanderson. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

i  Alfred',  b.  10  Feb.,  1846;  m.  1  Oct.,  1874,  Mary  Frances,  dau. 
of  Oliver  Smith  and  Mary  (Denton)  Wells;  b.  16  Feb.,  1848; 
d.  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  28  Jan.,  1906;  interred  in  Mt.  Auburn. 
He  is  a  grocer  in  Boston  and  res.  Cambridge.     Ch. : 

1  Arthur  Wells'",  b.  23  Sept.,  1875;  m.  7  June,  1905,  Ina  F. 
Sears;  is  in  business  with  father.  Ch.,  b.  in  Dorchester: 
Sears",   b.    12   March,    1906;     d.    1    April,   1906. 

2  Harry  Austin,  b.  11  June,  1877;    is  a  journalist,  res.  Cambridge. 

3  Walter  Sanderson,  b.   11  July,  1882. 
ii  Georgiana. 

325  RUFUS%  son  of  Capt.  William^  and  Sarah  (Osborn) 
Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  11  Jan.,  1818;  died  there,  17 
Nov.,  1896;  married,  3  Feb.,  1842,  Lucretia  Moore,  who  died  in 
Sudbury,  9  March,  1887. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

i  Emily  Elizabeth',  b.  9  July,  1843;    m.  20  Dec,  1888,  Levi  S.  Jones; 

s.  p.,"  1903. 
ii  Lucretia  Jane,  b.  5  Aug.,  1845;    m.  29  Nov.,  1877,  George  Wash- 
ington Griggs  of  Scituate,  Mass.     Ch.  (Griggs),  b.  in  Scituate: 

1  Bertha  Helen\  b.  1  Oct.,  1878. 

2  Alice,  b.  20  Sept.,  1881. 

iii  Wilbam  Rufus,  b.  25  Dec,  1847;    d.  26  Feb.,  1861. 
iv  Charles  Nixon,  b.  15  April,  1850;    m.  in  1878,  Jennie  Smith;    res. 
in  Dundas,  Minn.     Ch. : 

1  Edith  Lucretia^,  b.  18  Feb.,  1880;  m.  28  Oct.,  1897,  Fred  H. 
Hassin.  Ch.  (Hassin):  i  Russell  R.°,  b.  28  July,  1899;  ii 
Bernice,  b.   19  Nov.,  1901. 

2  Gertrude  C,  b.  15  Aug.,  1882;  m.  15  Aug.,  1897,  Lewis  A. 
Hall  of  Wells,  Minn.  Ch.  (Hall):  i  Edgar  C,  b.  26  Nov., 
1899;    ii  Cecil  D. 

3  Ruby  Inez,  b.  12  March,  1885. 

4  Isabel  Wanetta,  b.   18  Oct.,   1887. 

5  Herbert  Clarence,  h.  14  April,  1890. 

6  Jesse  C,  b.  28  March,  1899. 

X  Herbert    Storrs,    b.    26    Nov.,    1857;     m.    27    March,    1881,    Helen 
Lord   of   Kennebunk,   Me.,   where   he   res.     Ch.,  b.   there: 

1  Ernest  Lord",  b.  17  Jan.,  1882;  grad.  A.  B.,  Bowdoin  Coll., 

2  Herbert  Storrs,  b.  2  Dec,  1885. 

3  Dean  Nason,  b.  18  April,  1895. 

326  ROXEY*',  daughter  of  Jolm^  and  Ann  Eunice  (Moore) 
Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  7  Jan.,  1788;  married  Luke 
Robinson  of  Rutland,  Mass.;  moved  to  Watertown,  Mass.,  where  he 
was  for  many  years  proprietor  of  "  Spring  Hotel  "  and  highly  re- 
spected, and  where  he  died,  7  Sept.,  1870,  ge.  89- 


Children    (Robinson)  : 

i  Elizabeth',  b.  6  July,  1806;    m.  Andrew  Cole  of  Watertown.     Ch. 
(Cole) : 

1  Harriet;    2  Susan;    3  Adaline;    4  Francis;    5  Henry   P.;    6 
Mary  E.;    7  Caroline;   the  last  three  are  living  in  Newton,  Mass. 
ii  Edwin,  b.  2  Aug.,  1808;    m.  Bathsheba  Bates.     Ch.: 

1  Edwin^;    2  Frank;    3  Ellen,  m.  Charles  Lowe  of  Newton, 
iii  Rufus,  b.  3  Sept.,  1810;    d.  Sept.,  1813. 
iv  William,  b.  12  Oct.,  1812;    d.  July,  1817. 
V  Mary,  b.  8  July,  1815;    d.  July,  1817. 

vi  Francis,  b.  16  Oct.,  1818;    d.  1883;    m.  Martha  Cutter  of  Weston, 
Mass.     Ch.: 
1  MabeP,  a  teacher  in  Washington, 
vii  George,    b.    8    Dec.,    1821;     ni.    Helen    Young;      res.    Lexington, 
Mass.     Ch. : 
1  George",  who  d.;    2  Jennie,  res.  Waltham. 
viii  William,   b.    1    July,    1827;     m.    (1)    Abbie   W.    Robbins;     m.    (2) 
lone  Streeter  of  Woburn,  Mass.     Ch.  {by  first  wife) : 
1   William";    2  Mary;    3  George  Frederick;    4  Ruth  W.;    5  Theo- 
dore B. 

Ch.    (by   second  wife) : 
6  Wallace;    7  Wilhelmine  (d.)  ;    8  Philip. 
ix  Ellen,  b.  6  Dec,  1832;    d.  April,  1838. 

327  ABIJAH^  son  of  John^  and  Ann  Eunice  (Moore)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  17  March,  1791;  died  7  Feb.,  1892; 
married  ^Melissa  Straiten  of  Rutland,  Mass. ;  resided  in  Rutland. 

Children,  born  in  Rutland: 

i  Clarissa',    m.    Daniel    Hitchings,    and    res.    Chelsea,    Mass.      Ch. 
(Hitchings) : 

1  Henry^;    2  Lucy;    3  Charles  B.,  m.  Jones;    4  Frank; 

5  George;    6  Martha. 
ii  Lucy. 

iii  Lavinia  Moore,  b.  1  Dec,  1821 ;  m.  Robert  Lewis  Goddard  of 
Petersham,  Mass.,  b.  21  May,  1823;  d.  in  Palmer,  Mass.,  15  Jan., 
1887;      res.     Palmer.       Ch.   '(Goddard): 

1  William  Lewis",  b.  1  Aug.,  1846;    d.   1  Aug.,  1873. 

2  Frank  Ballard,  b.  6  Oct.,   1851;     d.   9   Nov.,   1858. 

3  Lisette  Martha,  b.  15  Nov.,  1861';    d.  12  Jan.,  1877. 

iv  John  Warren,  m.   Martha  Eliza  Brigham,  dau.  of  256.     Ch. : 

1  Warren",  m.  Adams,  and  d.     Ch.:  i  Ethel,  m.  W.   B. 

C.   Fox,  res.  Dorchester;  ii  Enid;  iii  Edith. 

2  Ella,  m.   George  Marchant  of  Minneapolis,  Minn. 

3  Frank. 

4  Lura,  d. 

328  JOHN®,  son  of  John^  and  Ann  Eunice  (Moore)  Brigham; 
born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  22  March,  1795;  died  in  Watertown,  Mass., 
24  May,  1874;  married  (1)  Mary  Leveritt  of  Burke  Co.,  Ga. ;  mar- 
ried (2),  8  July,  1844,  Mary  (Crafts)  Brigham,  widow  of  his 
brother  William. 

At  the  age  of  eighteen  he  went  to  Georgia  where  he  secured  a 

288     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

large  plantation  and  also  engaged  in  mercantile  business;  resided 
on  the  Savannah  River,  70  miles  above  the  city  of  Savannah,  in 
place  known  as  "  Brigham's  Landing";  returned  to  Watertown  in 
1840,  and  engaged  in  the  lumber  trade,  purchased  the  historic 
"  Coolidge  Tavern/'  where  tradition  says  Washington  stayed  the 
night  previous  to  taking  command  of  the  Continental  troops  in 
Cambridge.  He  seemed  to  possess  energy  and  business  ability  like 
his  distinguished  ancestor,  Dr.  John,  and  was  highly  respected  in 
the  communities  where  he  resided. 

Children  {by  first  wife),  horn  in  Georgia: 

620  1  WilUam%  b.   19   July,   1819. 

621  ii  Elizabeth  Ann  Eunice,  b.  15  Jan.,  1824. 

622  iii  John,  b.   13  Feb.,  1827. 

Child   (by  second  wife),  born  in  Watertown: 

iv  Maria,  b.  25  Feb.,  1847;    res.  unm.,  Watertown. 

329  WILLI AM%  son  of  John^  and  Ann  Eunice  (Moore)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  11  Aug.,  1810;  died  in  Watertown, 
Mass.,  23  April,  1843;  married  (1),  17  April,  1834,  Adeline, 
daughter  of  Thaddeus  Cole  of  Watertown;  born  1813;  died  1836; 
married  (2),  15  March,  1837,  Mary  Crafts  (who  married  [2]  her 
first  husband's  brother,  John)  ;  born  in  Cambridge,  Mass.,  7  June, 
1813;  died  in  Watertown,  15  Nov.,  1902.  He  resided  in  Water- 
town;  first  entered  the  dry  goods  business,  and  later  associated 
himself  with  his  brother  John  in  the  lumber  business,  in  which  line 
he  continued  until  his  death. 

Child  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Watertown: 

623  i  William  Theodore%  b.   12  Sept.,  1835. 
Children  (by  second  toife),  born  in  Watertown: 

ii  George,  b.  16  March,  1838;    d.  y. 

624  iii  Charles,  b.  21  June,  1841. 

330  LEWIS®,  son  of  Joseph"  and  Rebecca  (Haynes)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  27  Oct.,  1797;  died  there,  8  Sept., 
1875;  married,  27  May,  1838,  Almira  Bowker,  born  12  Aug.,  1810. 
The  old  red  house  on  the  homestead  of  Dr.  John,  where  Lewis  lived, 
was  taken  down  about  1830  to  help  build  the  new  house;  it  stood 
west  of  the  present  residence,  at  the  angle  of  the  Marlboro  and 
Fitchburg  roads  in  northwestern  Sudbury;  in  1897  there  was  still 
to  be  seen  the  cellar  hole  of  the  old  house,  10  rods  west  of  present 
residence;  also  a  ruined  cider-mill,  over  100  years  old,  on  right  of 
Fitchburg  road,  west  of  present  house.     He  was  a  farmer. 

Children,  born  in  Sudbury: 

1  Martha  Ann%  b.  9  March,  1839;    m.  1  June,  1859,  Hiram  Greene, 
a  merchant;    res.  Mass.  Ave.,  Boston.     Ch.   (Greene): 
1  Julia  H? 
ii  Rebecca    Haynes,   b.    1    July,    1840;     m.    20    June,    1859,    Thomas 
Albert  Bent;    res.  Somerville,  Mass.     Ch.   (Bent): 


1  Carrie  F.^ 
iii  Nancy  Elizabeth,  b.  25  April,  1843;    res.  unm.,  Boston. 
iv  Esther   Louisa,    b.    16    Dec,    1846;     d.    unm.,   8    May,    1903;     res. 

V  Lewis  Alanson,  b.  25  Feb.,  1850;    d.  ae.  9  days. 

vi  Emma  Almira,  b.  9  Aug.,  1851 ;  m.  20  INIarch,  1872,  Newell  Wil- 
comb,  a  farmer;  res.  on  the  old  Dr.  John  place  in  Sudbury.  Ch. 
(Wilcomb) : 

1  Fanny   A?,   b.    11   Dec,   1874;     m.   James   Haire   of   Maynard, 
Mass.     Ch.    (Haire) :    Claude  Brigham*. 

2  Leicis,  b.  26  Nov.,  1877;    d.  1879. 

3  Alice  Emma,  b.  19  Sept.,  1880;    d.  ae.  15  years. 

4  Ida  Louise,  b.  21  Nov.,  1885;    d. 

331  EUNICE®,  daughter  of  Joseph^  and  Rebecca  (Haynes) 
Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  19  Dec,  1798;  died  in  Spring- 
field, Mass.,  13  March,  1856;  married,  l6  Oct.,  1834  (as  his  second 
wife).  Rev.  Addison  Parker. 

Children    (Parker)  : 

i  Sarah  Frances^  b.  in  Methuen,  Mass.,  26  July,  1837;    m.  17  Aug., 

1865,  Elias  C.  Atkins,  b.  in  Bristol,  Conn.,  28  June,  1833;  d. 
in  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  18  April,  1901;  he  was  the  founder  of  the 
firm  of  E.  C.  Atkins  &  Co.,  saw  manufacturers;  was  a  man  of 
marked  influence  in  his  State.     Ch.   (Atkins)  : 

1  Mary  D.\  b.  1867;    m.  Nelson  A.  Gladding  of  I.;    2  ch. 

2  Henry  C,  b.  1868;    m.  Sue  Winter  of  I.;    3  ch. 

3  Sarah  Frances,  b.  1870;    m.  Thomas  Reed  Hackley  of  I.;    4  ch. 

4  Emma  L.,  b.  1872;    m.  Edward  B.  Davis;    1  ch. 

5  Carra,  b.  1874;    m.  Arthur  D.  Gates;    1  ch. 

ii  Rev.  Addison,  b.  in  Danbury,  Conn.,  12  Nov.,  1839;  is  a  Baptist 
clergyman  in  Richmond,  Ind.;  was  grad.  from  Brown  Univ.  and 
Newton  Theolog.  School;  was  a  sergeant  in  the  Civil  War; 
filled  many  Baptist  pulpits  in  the  East  and  West;    m.  18  Sept., 

1866,  Mary  L.  Boyden  of  Dedham,  Mass.     Ch.: 

1  Wilson  B?,  b.   in   Natick;     res.,   an   architect,   in   Indianapolis. 

2  Edith   M.,   b.   in   Charlestown,   Mass.;     m.   Dr.   Woodbridge   O. 
Johnson,  a  missionary  to  Taiku,  Korea,  Asia;    4  ch. 

332  REBECCA®,  daughter  of  Joseph^  and  Rebecca  (Haynes) 
Brigham;  born  in  Sudbury,  Mass.,  28  Aug.,  1807;  died  1856;  mar- 
ried, 9  Jan.,  1834,  Lawrence  Thompson,  a  wealthy  planter  of 
Prides  Station,  Ala. 

Children   (Thompson),  born  in  Alabama: 
i  Sarah%  d.  y. 
ii  Lawrence,  d.  y. 

iii  Rebecca,  m.  Dec,  1866,  William  W.  Baylis  of  Florence,  Ala. 
Ch.    (Baylis): 

1  Annie   T.^,  d.  y. 

2  William,  B.,  unm.,  res.  Louisville,  Ky. 

3  Mary,  m.   (1)   Morgan;     (2)   Ashcroft. 
iv  Annie  S.,  d.  unm.,  Nov.,  1866. 

V  Joseph  N.,  m.  1869,  Lucie  B.  Malone;    res.  Tuscombia,  Ala.     Ch.: 

1  Humphrey  B.^;    2  Lawrence  K.;    3  Joseph  N.;   4  Lucien  B. 

290     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

vi  Mary  Nancy,  m.  Dr.  Joseph  P.   Pride.     Ch.   (Pride): 
1  Empson  T.^  d.  unm. 
j  2  L.   Thompson,  m.   May   Mahoon,   res.   Prides  Sta.,   Ala.;    5  ch. 

333  CHARLES^  son  of  Joseph^  and  Rebecca  (Haynes)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Sudbury^  Mass.,  16  July,  1811;  died ■;  mar- 
ried Eunice  Hagar,  daughter  of  Francis  Garfield.  Resided  in 
Greenfield,  Mass.,  and  was  very  much  interested  in  the  project  of 
a  family  history. 

Children,  horn  in  Greenfield: 

i  Maria%  b.  Ifi  July,  1852;    d.  7  Oct.,  1862. 
ii  Dorcas,  b.   17  April,  1855;    d.  9  April,  1856. 

iii  Alanson,   b.   5   July,   1859;    m.   Stella,   daughter   of  Jason   Moore; 
b.  7  Oct.,  1863;    res.  Greenfield.     Ch.: 
1  Letvis^,  b.   14  Aug.,  1889. 

iv  Jane,  b.  3  Oct.,   1862;  m. Damon;  a  widow,   res.   with 

bro.  Joseph,  in  Greenfield. 

V  Lucy,  b.  25  Sept.,  1865;    d.  10  Feb.,  1866. 

vi  Joseph,  b.  9  April,  1868;    res.  in  Greenfield,  unm, 
vii  Eunice,   d.   unm.,    1892. 

334  SAMUEL%  son  of  Dr.  SamueP  and  Mary  (Ball)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Boylston,  Mass.,  19  Feb.,  1795;  died  in  Clinton, 
Mass.,  15  July,  1877;  married  Alethina  Howe,  who  died  in  1880. 
He  probably  resided  in  Boylston  and  Lancaster,  Mass.,  and 
Machias,  Me. 

Children,  born  as  indicated: 

625  i  Aber,  b.  in   Boylston,  Mass.,  26   Oct.,   1815. 

626  ii  Dolly,  b.  30  Oct.,  1817. 

627  iii  Samuel  Davis,  b.  22  March,   1821. 

628  iv  Levi  Edwin,  b.  in  Lancaster,  17  Jan.,  1825. 

V  James  Lawson,  b.  18  Feb.,  1831 ;    d.  y. 

629  vi  John  D.,  b.  in  Machias,  Me.,  5  Aug.,  1834. 

335  MARY",  daughter  of  Dr.  SamueP  and  Mary  (Ball)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Boylston,  Mass.,  13  April,  1797;  died  in  Shrewsbury, 
Mass.,  30  Oct.,  1867;  married,  9  April,  1822,  Solomon,  son  of  David 
Mahan  of  Northboro,  Mass.;  born  there,  l6  July,  1792;  died  in 
Shrewsbury,  28  Dec,  1873.  He  was  a  farmer  and  moved  to 

Children  (Mahan),  born  in  Shrewsbury : 
i  Mary  Ann^  b.  and  d.  1823. 
ii  George  Henry,  b.  19  Dec,  1824;  d.  in  Shrewsbury,  14  March,  1903, 

iii  Mary  Ann,  b.  22  July,  1826;    m.  William  H.  Perry,  a  farmer  in 
Shrewsbury;     25   years    assessor;     15   years   on   school   committee. 
Ch.    (Perry): 

1  Marian'^,  m.  Joseph  E.  Warren  of  Marlboro. 

2  Zella,  m.  Samuel  H.  Johnson  of  Shrewsbury. 

3  Abhie,  m.  Alvin  S.  Dearth  of  Worcester. 


iv  Harriet  Elizabeth,  b.  1  May,  1830;    m.  Jonas  Cummings,  a  farmer 
in  Shrewsbury;    d.  1873.     Ch.   (Cummings): 
1  John^;    2  Mary;    3  Ida. 

V  John  Davis,  b.  8  Feb.,  1835;  m.  Elizabeth  J.  Orne;  res.  Charles- 
town,  Mass. 

vi  Sarah  Jane,  b.   10  Sept.,   1836;    m.  George  A.   Newton,  a  farmer 
of  Shrewsbury.     Ch.  (Newton)  : 
1  Oeorge^,  d.  ae.  13. 

vii  Caroline  S.,  b.  18  July,  1844;    m.  Abel  O.  Perry,  who  d.  in  Wor- 
cester,  1898. 

336  JONAS  BALL^  son  of  Dr.  SamueP  and  Mary  (Ball) 
Brigham;  born  in  Boylston,  Mass.,  28  April,  1807;  died  1  March, 
1872;  married,  9  April,  1835,  Lucinda,  daughter  of  Capt.  John 
Howe  of  Boylston;  born  19  May,  1809;  died  l6  May,  1861.  Re- 
sided in  Westboro,  Mass.,  and  probably  in  Grafton. 

Children : 

i  Joshua   Leland%  b.   16  March,   1836;    d.   3  Feb.,   1837. 
ii  Harrison  M.,  b.  4  Feb.,  1838;    res.  Westboro. 
iii  Abbie  L.,  b.  25   Feb.,   1840;    res.   Westboro. 
iv  George  E.,  b.  1  March,  1842;    d.  7  July,  1849. 

V  Silas  H.,  b.  in  Grafton,  Mass.,  5  J««€,  1844,  ©y-lS*^;  m.  1866, 
Abbie  Flanders.  He  is  Supt.  of  Construction,  and  res.  320 
Madison  St.,  Waukegan,  111.     Ch.: 

1  Lena^,    m.    Ralph    Draper    Smith.      Ch.    (Smith) :     i    Florence 
Marie;    ii  Kathryn  Brigham;    they  res.  Keene,  N.  H. 
vi  Mary  E.,  b.  25  Dec,   1845    (?). 
vii  Edmund  L.,  b.  7  Dec,  1848. 
viii  Henry  A.,  b.  22  Sept.,  1850;    d.  28  May,  1854. 

337  JOHN  GOTT^  son  of  John  Gott''  and  Mary  (Collins) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  2  Aug.,  1796;  died  27  Nov., 
1871;  married,  9  Jan.,  1820,  Lucy,  daughter  of  Benjamin  and 
Abigail  (Howe)  Howe;  born  in  Marlboro,  6  June,  1798;  died  28 
Feb.,  1863.     Was  a  wheelwright  and  resided  in  Concord,  Mass. 

Children,  2   eldest  born  in  Marlboro,  others  in  Concord: 

i  Hepzibah  Collins%  b.  21  Oct.,  1821;  d.  in  Seaforth,  Canada,  7 
Aug.,  1872;  m.  in  Concord,  9  Nov.,  1843,  George  Albert,  son  of 
Maj.  Levi  Stearns;  b.  in  Lunenburg,  Mass.,  9  Sept.,  1812;  res. 
Quincy,  Mass.,  and  perhaps  moved  to  Rouse's  Point,  N..  Y.  Ch. 
(Stearns),  the  two  elder  b.  in  Quincy: 

1  Georgiana  Augusta^,  b.  10  July,  1844. 

2  Elizabeth  Lucy,  b.  15  July,  1846;    d.  Oct.,  1848. 

3  Adelia  Gertrude,  b.  26  Nov.,  1848. 

4  Edward;    5  Ellen;    6   Winifred;    7  Ernest. 
630      ii  William  Eustis,  b.  14  April,  1823. 

iii  George  Howe,  b.  5  Dec,  1834;  res.  Dorchester,  Mass.;  m. 
Melissa   Wheelock  of   Newport,   Vt.     Ch.: 

1  Mary  M.\  b.  11  June,  1856;    d.   1860. 

2  Lillie,  b.   1861;    d.   1862. 

292     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

631  iv  Alonzo   Howe,  b.   16   April,   1826. 

V  John  Edward,  b.  9  March,  1828;  m.  Isabella  Smith;  res.  Toronto, 
Canada.     Ch. : 

1  Frank^j  res.   Toronto. 

2  Mary. 

vi  Harrison    Gray,   b.    4    Nov.,    1829;     m.    Josephine    Garfield;     res. 

vii  Francis  Eugene,  b.  10  Oct.,  1831;    d.  11  Sept.,  1833. 
viii  Mary  Ann,  b.  3  May,  1834;    m.  Francis  Bacon;    res.  Dover,  Mass. 
Ch.  (Bacon): 
1  Ella^j    2  Lilaj    3  Frank. 
ix  Lucy  Jane,  b.  3  July,  1836;    d.  Oct.,  1873;    res.  Concord. 

338  NATHANIEL  PHILLIPS^,  son  of  Henry^  and  Anna 
(Phillips)  Brigham;  born  in  Barre,  Mass.,  1  Dec,  1785;  died  5 
Dec,  1866;  married,  April,  1810,  Martha,  daughter  of  Make- 
peace and  Catherine  (Smith)  Gates;  born  in  Barre,  3  Feb.,  1784; 
died  14  Aug.,  1869.     Was  a  farmer  and  land  surveyor. 

Children,  bom  in  Barre: 

632  i  Martha  Ann",  b.  22  Oct.,  1811. 

633  11  William  Harrison,  b.   16  Dec,  1814. 

634  iii  Orlando  Sibley,  b.  16  Dec,  1816. 

iv  Nathaniel  Nelson,  b.  6  June,  1819;  d.  in  Niagara  FaDs,  Ont., 
15  Sept.,  1903;  m.  (1)  4  Nov.,  1845,  Sarah  S.  Hildreth,  b.  in 
New  Braintree,  Mass.,  12  March,  1821;  m.  (2)  Nov.,  1880,  Char- 
lotte E.  Wade  of  Palmerston,  Ont.;  res.  Niagara  Falls,  Ont.  Ch. 
(by  first  wife),  b.  in  Barre: 

1  Byron\  b.  6  Sept.,  1846;  m.  23  April,  1877,  E.  P.  Whittier 
of  Kennebunk,  Me.;    res.  s.  p.,  in  1893,  in  Woburn,  Mass. 

2  Edward  A.,  h.  ?>  Dec,  1854;  m.  7  Feb.,  1877,  M.  J.  Wade;  a 
gardener;     has   3   daus. 

Ch.     (by    second    wife) : 

3  Beatrice,  b.  21  Oct.,  1883. 

4  B.  E.,  b.  21   Oct.,   1887. 

V  Nancy  Phillips,  b.  22  June,  1822;  d.  in  So.  Norwalk,  Conn., 
17  July,  1896;  m.  5  Oct.,  1843,  Dexter  Dennis,  b.  in  Barre,  28 
Jan.,  1818;  d.  in  So.  Norwalk,  30  March,  1881.  Ch.  (Dennis),  b. 
in   Barre : 

1  Lloyd  Eugene\  b.  16  Oct.,  1844;  m.  (1)  16  Oct.,  1865,  Jane 
Sigourney  Bassett;  m.  (2)  28  Nov.,  1883,  Augusta  Mayhew 
Johnson;    res.  s.  p.,  Worcester,  Mass. 

2  Agnes  Eudora,  b.  4  March,  1852;  m.  27  Jan.,  1878,  Abiathar 
Blanchard  of  Petersham,  Mass.;    s.  p. 

3  Frederick  Walker,  b.  28  March,  1853;    drowned  2o  July,  1862. 

4  Frederick  Edgar,  b.  11  Jan.,  and  d.  14  Jan.,  1864. 

vi  Louisa  M.,  b.  11  June,  1825;  m.  in  Sterling,  18  May,  1848,  San- 
ford  D.  Smith,  b.  2  July,  1823;    res.  Sterling,  111,    Ch.  (Smith): 

1  Clarence  E.^,  b.  25  April,  1852;  m.  Nellie  B.  Brigham;  res. 
Chicago.     Ch.:    Lura  L.»,  b.  3  Oct.,  1877. 

2  Harry  N.,  b.  9  Sept.,  1859;  m.  1883,  Maggie  Bartow;  res. 
Chicago.  Ch.:  i  Harry',  b.  9  Dec,  1886;  ii  May,  b.  30  May, 

Thomas  Brigham  Rice^  of  Barre,  Mass.      (339)  N^^, 


339  NANCY^  daughter  of  Henry ^  and  Anna  (PhiUips)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Barre,  Mass.,  4  March,  1789;  died  there,  26  Sept., 
1873;  married,  l6  April,  1809,  Francis,  son  of  Thomas  and  Sarah 
(Nurse)  Rice.  Sarah  Nurse  was  a  direct  descendant  of  Rebecca 
Nurse,  who  was  hung  in  Salem,  as  a  witch. 

Children    (Bice),   born   in  Barre: 

i  Abigail',  b.   5   Dec.,   1810;     d.   4   Sept.,   1889;    m.   18   April,   1832, 
Marshall  D.  Eaton,  who  d.   14  Sept.,  1885;    they  adopted  Jennie', 
dau.  of  her  sister  Juliana. 
ii  Francis  D.,  b.  3  Jan.,  1814;  d.  in  Barre,  April,  1885;  m.  19  Nov., 
1839,  Harriet  A.  Tucker.     Ch.: 

1  Oeorge  E?,  res.  Worcester. 

2  Mary  A.,  res.  Chicago. 

3  Alice,  and  4  Hobart,  both  d.  y. 

5  Sybil  L.,  m.  Herbert  Rogers  of  Barre. 

6  Justin  F.,  m.  Minnie  Rogers. 

iii  Eliza  Ann,  b.   18  Jan.,  and   d.  31   Feb.,   1816. 
iv  Thomas  Brigham,  b.  30  Jan.,  1817;    m.  29  Oct.,  1844,  Maria  Bacon, 
b.  in  Barre,  6  June,  1821;  d.  9  March,  1855;  was  30  years  cash- 
ier of  the  B.  &  A.  R.  R.;  retired  and  returned  to  Barre,  where 
settled    with    daughter.      Has    great    interest    in    friendless    and 
orphaned    children,    and   has    had   several    in    his    home.      He   has 
always  been  a  firm  friend  of  the  B.  F.  A. ;  is  living,  1907,  a  genial 
and  most  interesting  man,  and  a  rare  friend.     Ch.: 
1  Lucy',  b.  22  Oct.,  1845;    res.  in  Barre;    a  quiet,  but  practical, 
V  Juliana  M.,  b.  15  Oct.,  1819 ;,m.  12  Dec,  1843,  Daniel  H.  Rice, 
who  d.  8  Sept.,  1857.     Ch.:  ^.'S'ju 

1  EdwarcP,  b.  3  Sept.,  1846;  m.  Christina  L.  Stover,  b.  23  Dec, 
1847;    res.  s.  p.,  New  Haven. 

2  Eliza,  m.  Joseph  R.  Torrey  of  Worcester;   has  dau.  Anne'. 

3  Annie  M. 

4  Jennie,  adopted  by  Mrs.  Eaton. 

vi  Henry   E.,  b.   17   Jan.,   1823;     m.    1848,   Elizabeth   F.   Rawson;     a 
des.  of  Secy.  Edward  Rawson.     Ch.: 

1  Olive',  m.   Henry  H.   Brigham,  798. 

2  Frank  H.,  b.  23  Feb.,  1854;  m.  Lizzie  J.  Davis,  b.  1  Jan., 
1864.  Ch.:  i  Florence  H.»,  b.  16  Dec,  1881;  ii  Leslie  F.,  b. 
12  Dec,  1885;  iii  Harold,  b.  18  March,  1896;  iv  Clair,  b.  15 
Sept.,  1898;  v  Gerald,  b.  21  Dec,  1903;  res.  Oakland,  Cal. 

3  Fannie,  m.  Seymour  A.,  son  of  632. 

4  Daniel  H.,  of  Barre. 

5  Arthur  L.,  b.  14  May,  1870;  m.  29  June,  1893,  Annie  E. 
Cook;  res.  Willamette,  111.  Ch.:  i  Kingsley  L.°,  b.  24  Aug., 
1898;   ii  Elizabeth  B.,  b.  23  Jan.,  1905. 

vii  Calista  E.,  b.  22  Oct.,  1827;    d.  May,  1891;    m.  Elam  Shattuck  of 
Worcester,  who  d.  s.  p.,  March,  1885. 

340  HENRY^  son  of  Henry^  and  Anna  (Phillips)  Brigham; 
born  in  Barre,  Mass.,  14  Nov.,  1791;  died  in  Rutland,  Mass.,  7 
April,  1863;  married,  6  May,  1818,  Sally,  daughter  of  Dea.  Job 
Sibley;  born  1794;  died  in  Rutland,  19  Feb.,  1864.     Was  a  farmer 

294     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

in  Rutland ;  Capt.  of  the  Militia  and  two  terms  Representative  to  the 
General  Court. 

Children,  born  in  Rutland: 

635  i  Lawson  Sibley',  b.   15  Oct.,   1820. 

636  ii  Monroe  Bowman,  b.  8  Sept.,  1822. 

ill  Mary  A.,  b.  12  June,  1829;  res.  Coldbrook  Springs,  Mass.;  m. 
10  Jan.,  1849,  Daniel  M.  Parker,  b.  in  Wolcott,  Vt.;  d.  in  C.  S., 
25  March,  1899;  was  a  selectman,  and  res.  Coldbrook  Springs. 
Ch.  (Parker): 

1  Clarence  Henry\  b.  31  Oct.,  1849;  m.  1872,  Ida  M.  Bemis; 
has  been  St.  Rep.,  selectman  and  postmaster.  Ch.:  Harry  B.», 
a  selectman. 

2  Evander  Leroy,  b.  28  Aug.,  1851;  m.  1880,  Georgiana  M. 
Hawkins.     Ch.:    i  Maud  E.®;    ii  Minnie  L. 

3  Floyd  R.,  b.  30  Aug.,  1853;  m.  1875,  Lizzie  Cleveland.  Ch.: 
i  Virgil  R.°;    ii  Mary  A. 

4  Daniel  M.,  b.  8  July,  1855;  m.  Eldora  E.  Hawkins.  Ch.: 
i  MiUicent  A.";    ii  Nelhe  M. 

5  Maida  Adele,  b.  5  April,  1857;  m.  1877,  Frank  E.  Stevens; 
s.  p. 

341  MARIA  THERESA^  daughter  of  Henry^  and  Anna 
(Phillips)  Brigham;  born  in  Barre,  Mass.,  20  Sept.,  1800;  died  in 
Templeton,  Mass.,  8  March,  1861;  married,  1  May,  1828,  George 
Newton,  who  died  in  Templeton,  12  Oct.,  1879-  He  was  a  farmer 
and  resided  in   Templeton. 

Children  (Newton),  born  in  Templeton: 

i  Henry    Phillips^   b.    14    Nov.,    1829;     d.    25    Oct.,    1886;     m.    1854, 
Lucinda  Severy;    res.   Boston.     Ch.: 
1  Olive  M.*;    2  George  Henry;    2  ch.,  d.  y. 
ii  Peter    Augustine,    b.    10    May,    1831;     m.    Elizabeth    Castle;     res. 
Chicago.     Ch. : 
1  Henrietta^;    2  Agnes;   3  Leslie;   4  Charlotte;    5  Peter. 
iii  Samuel  Dexter,  b.  9  Jan.,  1833;    d.  9  July,  1886;    4  years  in  Civil 

War;   res.  Chicago, 
iv  Edward  Franklin,  b.  28  Feb.,  1835;    res.  Concord,  111. 
V  Ann  Maria,  b.  24  March,  1839;    m.  a  physician, 
vi  George  WilHara,  b.  29  March,  1841;    d.  23  Jan.,  1889,  in  Chicago; 
in   57th   Mass.    Inf.,   Civil   War, 

S42  JOSIAH  FAY%  son  of  Uriah'*  and  Elizabeth  (Fay)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Bakersfield,  Vt.,  11  Oct.,  1801;  died  there,  28  Aug., 
1878;  married  (1),  1828,  Sally  Warner,  daughter  of  Foster  Paige; 
born  in  Bakersfield,  5  Aug.,  1808;  died  there,  11  March,  1829; 
married  (2),  1831,  Sylvina,  daughter  of  Perley  Hall,  born  in  Berk- 
shire, Vt.,  6  Jan.,  1812;  died  in  Bakersfield,  20  Nov.,  1844;  mar- 
ried (3),  1847,  Jane,  daughter  of  John  Fay;  born  in  St.  Armand, 
P.  Q.,  1820;  died  30  Jan.,  1899- 

At  the  early  age  of  1 8,  Fay  took  charge  of  the  family  estate  be- 
cause of  the  death  of  his  father;  became  a  man  of  wide  reading; 


was  a  good  neighbor,  husband,  and  father.  Although  of  positive 
opinions  and  candid  in  the  expression  of  them,  he  was  highly 
esteemed  in  the  community  and  exerted  a  large  influence  on  public 
affairs.  Although  a  Democrat  in  a  Whig  or  Republican  State,  he 
was  thrice  elected  to  the  Legislature,  1857,  '69,  and  '76;  was  also 
frequently  chosen  selectman.  In  1855,  he  was  given  the  degree  of 
Honorary  A.  M.,  by  the  University  of  Vermont.  He  took  a  great 
interest  in  the  magnificent  bequest  left  to  the  town  by  his  brother, 
Peter  Bent,  and  one  of  his  last  public  acts  was  to  attend  the  meet- 
ing which  was  to  decide;  concerning  the  use  of  the  fund  and  to  vote 
for  the  school  as  now  established. 

Child  (by  first  wife),  born  in  Bakersfield: 

i  Seneca  Paige',  b.  18  Feb.,  1829;    d.  10  March,  1831. 
Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Bakersfield: 

ii  Sarah  Jane,  b.  16  April,  1835;  m.  27  April,  1866,  William,  son  of 
William  B.  Kendall;  b.  in  Rockingham,  Vt.,  8  April,  1823;  d. 
in  Newtonville,  Mass.,  7  Oct.,  1893.     Ch.   (Kendall),  b.  in  Boston; 

1  Sylvina  B?,  b.  6  July,  1870;  was  grad.  Emerson  Coll.  of  Ora- 
tory; m.  1- Jan.,  1896,  Charles  H.  Watson  of  Philadelphia.  Ch. 
(Watson):    Brigham  KendalP,  b.  1896. 

2  7.  Fay  Brigham,  b.  29  July,  1871;  educated  Mass.  Inst.  Tech- 
nology and  Boston  Univ.  Law  School. 

3  Peter  Bent  Brigham,  b.  9  March,  1873;    d.  21  March,  1873. 
637     iii  Albert  Gallatin,  b.   12  March,  1836. 

iv  Roxana,  b.  3  July,  1838;  m.  20  April,  1861,  Prof.  Charles  Bird, 
son  of  Richmond  Hankinson,  b.  in  Gravesend,  Ont.,  24  Nov., 
1831;  d.  in  Woodstock,  Ont.,  6  June,  1867.  She  was  Lady  Prin- 
cipal and  teacher  of  French  in  "  Canada  Literary  Institute," 
Woodstock;  he  was  grad.  from  Univ.  of  Mich.;  Prof,  of  Mathe- 
matics and  Nat.  Sciences  in  "  Canada  Literary  Inst." ;  she  is 
a  teacher  in  Medford,  Mass.     Ch.   (Hankinson): 

1  Jennie  B.\  b.  25  Dec,  1862;    d.  25  Feb.,  1879. 

2  Hattie  B.,  b.  in  Woodstock,  17  Jan.,  1865;    res.   Medford. 
Children   (by  third  wife),   born  in  Bakersfield: 

V  Frances  Gertrude,  b.  31   May,   1848;    m.   Robert   Breck   Brigham, 

539;  res.  New  York  City, 
vi  Col.  Herbert  Fay,  b.  13  July,  1852;  m.  17  Sept.,  1894,  Jennie 
M.  C.  Hill,  a  painter  in  oils;  b.  in  W.  Farnham,  P.  Q.,  27  April, 
1853;  he  attended  the  l^niv.  of  Mich.  Law  School  in  1874  and 
'75;  admitted  to  the  Franklin  Co.,  Vt.,  bar;  member  of  the 
Legislature  of  Vt.,  1882  and  '84;  practices  law  in  Bakersfield, 
where  he  res. 
vii  Mary  Fay,  b.  24  June,  1856;    m.  21  Feb.,  1900,  Arthur  L.  Weeks 

of  St.  Albans,  Vt. 
viii  Hattie  F.,  b.  18  June,  1858;    d.  6  Feb.,  1864. 

343  *PETER  BENT*',  son  of  Uriah^  and  Elizabeth  (Fay) 
Brigham;  born  in  Bakersfield,  Vt.,  4  Feb.,  1807,  died,  unmarried, 
Boston,  Mass.,  24  May,  1877. 

*  John   Bent'    (1596-1672),   son    of    Robert   Bent    (1566-1631)    came    from   Penton 
Grafton,    Parish    of   Weygill,    County    of   Hants,    Eng.,    sailing    from    Southampton    in 

296     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

His  father  died  leaving  a  widow  and  several  small  children  de- 
pendent upon  themselves  for  a  livelihood.  He  came  to  Boston  as 
a  boy,  making  the  first  part  of  his  journey  on  horseback,  with  sad- 
dlebags containing  his  food  and  scant  apparel.  His  horse  becom- 
ing useless,  he  made  his  way  on  foot  and  by  working  on  a  Middle- 
sex canal  boat.  Starting  in  the  fish  and  oyster  business,  selling  at 
first  from  a  wheelbarrow,  he  finally  ,  acquired  a  lease  of  Concert 
Hall,  a  well-known  restaurant,  corner  of  Court  and  Hanover 
Streets,  which  he  conducted  until  about  1869^  when  the  widening  of 
Hanover  Street  required  a  portion  of  liis  building,  and  he  retired 
from  the  restaurant  business.  His  business  always  prospered,  but 
his  largest  success  was  made  in  real  estate,  in  which  he  invested 
shrewdly  in  his  immediate  vicinity.  His  judgment  in  matters  of 
real  estate,  street  widening,  and  general  municipal  improvement  was 
often  sought  by  the  city  officials.  He  was, one  of  the  early  directors 
of  the  Fitchburg  railroad  and  continued  in  office  until  his  death.  He 
never  sought  public  office.  He  was  a  man  of  fine  personal  appear- 
ance, honest  and  straightforward  in  his  dealings,  and  his  habits 
and  life  were  regular.  Careful  as  to  food,  and  a  total  abstainer 
from  liquors  and  tobacco,  his  health  was  of  the  best.  In  manner 
he  was  cordial  and  of  heart  kindly.  His  innate  sympathy  ,was 
especially  illustrated  in  his  anti-slavery  sentiments  and  the  gentle 
kindness  which  he  ever  showed  to  the  negro.  Among  his  papers 
after  his  death  were  found  two  cancelled  wills,  dated  before  1862, 
by  which  he  gave  the  bulk  of  his  estate  for  the  emancipation  of 
the  slaves.  He  often  lamented  his  want  of  a  liberal  education,  and 
his  will  made  generous  provision  for  the  improvement  of  the  educa- 
tional system  of  his  native  town,  where  Brigham  Academy  is  named 
for  him.*  He  died  in  his  residence,  still  standing,  on  the  north- 
east corner  of  Bulfinch  and  Allston  Streets.  He  is  buried  in 
Magnolia  Avenue,  Mt.  Auburn.  The  bulk  of  his  estate,  aggregating 
about  $1,300,000,  was  given  to  found  the  Peter  Bent  Brigham  Hosr 
pital.    (See  Appendix.) 

the  Confidence,  of  London,  John  Hobson  master,  in  April,  1638.  He  became  one 
of  the  founders  of  the  town  of  Sudbury.  He  brought  with  him  his  wife,  Martha, 
and  five  children.  One  son,  Peter  ^  (1629-1678)  married  Elizabeth  ,  of  Cam- 
bridge, about  1651,  settled  in  Marlboro,  for  which  town  he  was  one  of  the  petitioners, 
and  died  in  England  in  May,  1678.  His  real  estate  at  his  death  was  valued  at 
£431.  His  house  was  garrisoned,  burned  by  the  Indians  and  one  of  his  sons  was 
scalped  during  King  Philip's  War.  His  son  Peter  '  married  Abigail  Barnes.  Their 
son  Peter*  of  Marlboro  (1707- 1798)  served  in  the  General  Court  and  the  first 
three  Provincial  Congresses.  Peter  Bent  Brigham's  mother  was  Elizabeth  Fay, 
whose  mother  was  Mary  (Bent)  Fay,  wife  of  Josiah  Fay  of  Southboro  and  daughter 
of  Peter  Bent  *  and  sister  of  Abigail  (Bent)  Brigham,  wife  of  Benajah  Brigham. 
Robert  Breck  Brigham,  nephew  of  Peter  Bent  Brigham,  was  fifth  in  descent  from 
"  the    distinguished    Peter   Bent  *." 

•  Mr.  Brigham  bequeathed  $40,000  to  his  native  town;  $10,000  to  be  devoted 
forever  to  maintaining  and  beautifying  the  village  cemetery,  and  $30,000  for 
educational  purposes.     The   town  voted   "  to   use  the   income  of  the   Brigham   School 


344  BENJAMIN  GOTT%  son  of  Uriah^  and  Elizabeth  (Fay) 
Brigham;  born  in  Bakersfield,  Vt.,  10  June,  1808;  died  in  Fair- 
fax, Vt.,  16  March,  1858 ;  married  in  Fairfield,  Vt.,  25  Feb.,  1835, 
Esther  Potter,  daughter  of  Thomas  Northup,  born  in  Fairfield,  17 
June,  1809;  died  25  Oct.,  1879-  , 

He  was  many  years  treasurer  and  selectman  of  Fairfield,  and 
represented  the  town  in  the ,  Legislature.  At  the  time  of  his  death 
he  was  on  the  eve  of  receiving  the  appointment  of  U.  S.  Collector 
for  the  District  of  Vermont.  He  was  a  talented  man  with  excel- 
lent powers  as  a  debater.  In  his  day  he  was  one  of  the  largest 
farmers  in  New  England. 

Children,  the  eldest  born  in  Jericho,  Vt.,  the  others  in  Fairfield: 

i  Clarissa  N.%  b.  1  Feb.,  1836;    d.  in  Philadelphia;    m.  4  May,  1859, 
Julian  H.  Dewey  of  Fairfax,  Vt.     Ch.   (Dewey)  : 

1  Gott^  who  d. 

2  Julian  H.,  a  physician  in  Philadelphia. 

3  Archibald  R.,  a  lawyer  in  Philadelphia. 

ii  Uriah,  b.  22  June,  1839;    d.  in  Fairfield,  29  May,  1842. 
iii  Elizabeth  F.,   b.   8   April,   1843;     m.   Ira  Clark   of  Brandon,   Vt., 

where  she  d.  s.  p. 
iv  Benjamin  Gott,  b.  17  April,  1847;    d.  1  May,  1847. 
V  Henry   Randolph,  b.  31:  July,  1848;    d.  in  Boston,  24  Feb.,  1884; 
m.   8   June,   1875,    Ida   E.,   dau.   of   Willard   and   Mandana    (Gif- 
ford)    Wight    of    Barnard,    Vt.;     b.   there,    22    April,    1852.      Mr. 
Brigham   was   admitted   to   the  bar   in   Boston   at   the   age  of  21, 
and  when  he  d.  he  was   a  member  there  of  the  firm   of  Proctor 
&  Brigham,  and  had  a  large  practice,  especially  in  the  Court  of 
Insolvency.      He    was    president    of    the    Mercantile    Co-operative 
Bank  and  associate  justice  of  the  District  Court  in  Jamaica  Plain, 
Mass.,  where  he  resided.     He   was   an  habitual  student,  had   fer- 
tility   of    resources,    and    his    knowledge    of    law    and    men,    his 
nerve   and   firm  will,   made   him'   equal   to    any   emergency   in   his 
business,  where  he  was   respected   for  his   integrity,  conscientious- 
ness   and    wisdom.      In   private   life   he   maintained,    in    his    home 
and    in    his    friendships,   the   highest   ideals,    which   were    founded 
upon  a  deep  religious  faith.     Ch.,  b.  in  Jamaica  Plain: 
1  Pauline    Wight^,    b.    4    Feb.,    1877;     drowned,    accidentally,    in 
Squam  Lake,   N.   H.,  6   Sept.,   1905.    She  was   grad,  with  high 
honors  from  Radcliffe  Coll.,  Cambridge,  1898;  she  traveled  and 
studied   abroad   for   more   tlian   a  year;     a   "flower-like"   girl, 
with   a   brilliant   mind    and    sincere    character,   her    young   life 
was    full    of    promise    of    large    achievement,    because    of    her 
broad  sjTnpathies   and  indefatigable  industry. 

Fund  for  the  maintenance  of  a  high  school  to  be  called  Brigham  Academy."  Mrs. 
Sarah  B.  Jacobs  of  Boston,  sister  of  Peter  Bent  Brigham,  Mrs.  Roxana  B.  Han- 
kinson  of  Bakersfield,  and  Mrs.  S.  Jane  Kendall  of  Boston  bought  a  large  tract 
of  land  in  the  centre  of  the  village,  built  and  equipped  a  commodious  brick  structure 
and  presented  it  to  the  town.  Mrs.  Jonathan  Northrop  of  Sheldon,  Vt.,  subsequently 
gave  a  public  clock  and  bell.  A  bust  of  Mr.  Brigham,  by  Millmore,  stands  in  the 
building.  Mrs.  Jacobs  died  in  1891,  leaving  $100,000  to  the  Academy.  The  school 
was  opened  26  Aug.,   1879,  and  is  one  of  the  best  in  Vermont. 

298     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

2  Henry  Randolph,  b.  6  April,  1880;  grad.  from  Harvard  Coll., 
1901 ;  after  a  year  of  travel  abroad,  he  entered  the  Harvard 
Law  School  and  grad.  1905;  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1905, 
and  practices  law  in  Boston;    res.  unm.,  in  Cambridge. 

345  NANCY%  daughter  of  |Edward^  and  Beulah  (Hawes)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Petersham,  Mass.,  10  May,  1796;  died  in  Lancaster, 
Mass.,  29  May,  1883;  married,  10  Nov.,  ,1819,  Hon.  Francis  B., 
son  of  Francis  Fay;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  12  June,  1793;  died 
in  Chelsea,  .Mass.,  6  Oct.,  1876.  Mr.  Fay  removed  from  South- 
boro to  Boston  and  thence  to  Chelsea  about  1809,  and  became  the 
first  mayor  of  Chelsea  when  it  was, incorporated  as  a  city. 

Children  (Fay)  : 

i  Hon.  Franklin  Brigham',  b.  in  Southboro,  24  Jan.,  1821;  d.  in 
Chelsea,  20  March,  1904;  m.  (1)  Rebecca,  dau.  of  Judge  William 
Bridges;  m.  (2)  Mrs.  Lucy  P.  Atwood.  Mr.  Fay  was  in  the 
Legislature  as  Representative  in  1657,  and  Senator  in  1867. 
Became  Mayor  of  Chelsea  in  1861,  and  served  also  in  '62  and  '63. 
During  the  war,  he  spent  nearly  all  the  time  at  the  front  aiding 
sick  and  wounded  soldiers,  and  was  known  as  the  "  war  mayor  " ; 
was  a  delegate  to  the  Convention  which  renominated  Lincoln,  and 
a  Mass.  elector  in  1868.  In  1880  was  appointed  general  agent 
and  secretary  for  the  S.  P.  C.  C,  having  previously  been  connected 
with  the  S.  P.  C.  A.  It  would  be  impossible  in  a  few  words  to 
state  the  invaluable  service  that  he  gave  to  the  work  of  this 
society,  but  it  will  not  be  forgotten  for  a  long  time  to  come.  His 
public  services  were  numerous  and  varied,  and  he  always  gave 
of  his  best  whenever  called  upon.     Ch.: 

1  Harry  F.^,  res.   Brookline. 

2  Sibyl,  m.  James  W.  Clark;    res.  N.  Y.  City. 

ii  Norman  Warren,  b.  23  Feb.,  1825;    d.  23  April,  1826. 
iii  Henry  Gregg,  b.  25  April,  1831;    m.  Clara  Pearce;    res.  Chestnut 

Hill,  Boston.     Ch.: 
1  Alice^;    2  George  F.,  of  Seattle,  Wash, 
iv  Eugene    Francis,    b.    10    March,    1840;     m.    Elizabeth    Robbins    of 

Walpole,  Mass.;    res.  s.  p.,  Boston. 

346  ARTEMAS%  son  of  Edward^  and  Beulah  (Hawes)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Petersham,  Mass.,  22  Oct.,  1799;  died  there,  22  June, 
1894;  married  (1),  20  Dec,  1827,  Sophronia,  daughter  of  David 
Witt;  born  Hubbardston,  Mass,  ll^April,  1809;  died  in  Petersham, 
14  Jan.,  1862;  married  (2),  10  June,  1863,  Mrs.  Mary  A.  Ham- 
mond, who  died  27  April,  1881,  ae.  76.  Was  a  farmer  and  lived 
to  a  great  age. 

Children,  born  in  Petersham: 

i  Norman   C?,  b.    16   May,   1829;     d.   in   Barre,   28   July,   1899;    m. 

31    March,    1852,    Caroline    Osgood,   b.    in    Barre,    18    April,    1832. 

Ch.,  b.  in  Barre: 

1  Fred  A.^,  b.   9   Jan.,   1857;     res.   Spencer,   Mass.,   where   d.    16 

May,  1897;  m.  18  Jan.,  1883,  Minnie  E.,  dau.  of  Hanson  White; 

b,   in   Barre,   7   Jan.,   1861.      Ch.:     i    Edward    H.%   b.    15    May, 

Henry   R.   Brigham,  of  Boston    (344) 


1885;    ii   Daisy   G.,   b.   4   Dec,   1886;     d.   y.;    iii   Carrie,   b.   26 
March,  1889. 
2  Nellie  8.,  h.   7   April,   1862;     m.   6   Oct.,   1885,   Frank   Nye   of 
Barre.     Ch.  (Nye):    i  Rosella  C.\  b.  25  Sept.,  1887;    ii  Minnie, 
b.  1891;    d.  1891;    iii  Frank,  b.  10  Jan.,  1893;    iv  Frederic  O., 
b.    17   Oct.,    1897. 
ii  Jane  Sophronia,  b.  17  Sept.,   1835;    d.  in  Barre,  "2^  March,   1867; 
m.  8  Feb.,  1860,   Henry  M.   Bassett,  b.  in  Barre,  19   April,   1836. 
Ch.   (Bassett),  b.  in  Barre: 

1  Walter  Artemas^,  b.  6  Aug.,  1861;  m.  20  March,  1884,  Mary 
C.  Peck,  b.  12  May,  1863;  res.  on  his  grandfather  Brigham's 
farm  in  Petersham.  Ch.:  i  Henry  E.^  b.  12  March,  1885;  d. 
y. ;  ii  Leslie  Walter,  b.  21  April,  1886;  iii  Ina  Loretta,  b. 
5  Aug.,  1888;    d.  y. 

2  Stella  M.,  b.  30  April,  and  d.  4  Aug.,  1863. 

347  SARAH  BRECK%  daughter  of  Edward^  and  Beulah 
(Hawes)  .Brigham;  born  in  Petersham,  Mass.,  22  May,  1808;  died 
in  Plymouth,  N.  H.,  9  Nov.,  1898;  married,  20  May,  1833,  Phil- 
lander,  son  of  Stephen  and  Hannah  (Briggs)  Wood^of  Plymouth; 
born  in  Petersham,  11  April,  1809;  died  in  Plymouth,  15  Sept., 

Children  (Wood),  the  2  eldest  born  in  Barre,  Mass.,  the  4  youngest  in 
Middlebury,  Vt.: 

i  Stephen',  b.  8  Aug.,  1834;    d.  5  Sept.,  1837. 

ii  Leander,  b.  21   Dec,   1835;    d.   16   May,   1870;     m.   11    Feb.,   1864, 
Cordelia  Ryder,  who  d.  28  Feb.,  1868;    res.  N.  Y.     Ch.: 

1  Frank  Fay\  b.  29  July,  1866;    d.  30  July,  1885. 

2  Henry  Hunt,  b.  29  Dec,  1867;    d.  5  Feb.,  1892. 

iii  Sarah  D.,  b.  in  Salisbury,  Vt.,  27  May,  1837;    d.  7  Dec,  1837. 

iv  Josephine  A.,  b.   in   Salisbury,   6  Jan.,   1839;     res.   unm.,   Laconia, 

N.  H.;    d.  May,  1906. 
V  Edward   D.,   b.   20   Sept.,   1642;     m.   Mary   P.   Ostrom,   b.   9   Oct., 

1842;    d.  30  Jan.,  1894^    res.  Boston.    Ch.: 

1  Helen  A.",  b.  5  June,  1867;  m.  24  June,  1904,  Henry  E. 

2  Herbert  B.,  b.  13  April,  1870;    d.  5  Sept.,  1882. 

vi  Perlin   K.,  b.   16  May,   1844;    m.  5  April,  1871,  Julia   A.   Roberts 
of   Charlestown,   Mass.,   b.   21    July,    1849.      Ch.: 

1  Julia  L?,  b.  2  July,  1872;    m.  18  June,  1892,  Harry  Fifield. 

2  Sarah  B.,  h.  Sept.,  1874;  m.  18  June,  1900,  Ernest  C.  Cheswell. 

3  Alice  M.,  b.  19  Aug.,  1876;  m.  William  Pelisser,  37  Nov., 

4  Boxana  D.,  h.  24  Feb.,  1880;  m.  31  Dec,  1900,  Ralph  E. 

5  George  F.,  b.  7  July,  1882;    unm, 

6  Irving,  b.  9  Aug.,  1885;  unm, 

7  Beulah  H-,  b.  20  Dec,  1887;    unm. 
All  res.  in  Maiden,  Mass. 

vii  Maleska  O.,  b,  28  Nov.,  1846;    res.  Laconia. 

viii  Sarell  H.,  b.  4  Nov.,  1849;    m.  26  Nov.,  1874,  John  W.  Clark,  b, 
13  Sept.,  1848;    res.  Laconia.     Ch.   (Clark): 
1  Josie  A?,  b.  25  Nov.,  1875;    unm. 

300     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

348  EDWARD^  son  of  Edward^  and  Beulah  (Hawes)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Petersham,  Mass.,  1  Jan.,  1814;  died  in  Boston,  ,19 
June,  1891;  married,  28  March,  1839^  Frances  Tyler;  born  in 
Boston,  28  Oct.,  1822;  died  24  Jan.,  1903.  He  was  Supt.  of  the 
East  Boston  Ferries  for  50  years,  and, resided  in  East  Boston. 

Children,  born  in  E.  Boston: 

1  Edward   Francis^  b.  2T  July,   1839;    m.   2  Nov.,   1864,  Josephine 
Crocker.     Ch. : 

1  Florence  Tylei^,  b.  25  Aug.,  1868;    m.  Charles  P.  Fernald. 

2  Edna  Josephine,  b.  4  March,  1884. 
ii  Martin  Tyler,  b.  30  Oct.,  1841;    d.  y. 

Hi  Frances  Belinda,  b.  20  Feb.,  1843;    d.  2  Aug.,  1865. 
iv  Martin,  b.  20  Aug.,  1845;    d.  1848. 

V  Harriet  Amanda,  b.  9  Sept.,  1847;    d.   1848. 

vi  Tyler,   b.    13   Dec,   1848;     m.    1   June,    1882,    Harriet   A.   Titcomb 
Fearing    of    Newburyport,    Mass.;     res.    in    Brookline,    dealer    in 
Ladies'  Cloaks,  in  Boston, 
vii  Elmina  S.  R.,  b.  9  March,  1852;    m.  25  Dec,  1874,  Corliss  Wad- 
leigh  of  Medford,  Mass.     Ch.  (Wadleigh) : 

1  Mina  Beulah^  b.  19  March,  1875;  m.  25  July,  1899,  Wm.  H. 
Brooks.  Ch.  (Brooks) :  Gertrude  Wadleigh',  b.  and  d.  23  May, 

2  Corliss,  h.  19  Aug.,   1880. 

Tiii  Charles  Henry,  b.  26  June,  1854;  m.  3  Oct.,  1878,  Alice  D.  Poole; 
res.  WoUaston,  Mass.;  manufacturer  of  ladies'  waists  in  Boston. 

1  Edward  T.^  b.  and  d.  26  Jan.,  1880. 

2  Edward  Tyler,  b.  29  Dec,  1880;  a  note  salesman  in  Boston; 
res.  WoUaston. 

3  Clarence,  b.  31   Aug.,  1883;    d.  7  Dec,  1885. 

ix  Harriet    Nellie,   b.    28    Nov.,    1859;     m.   3   Aug.,    1883,    Walter   S. 
McLauthlin  of  Webster  St.,  E.  Boston.    Ch.  (McLauthlin)  : 
1  Mina  Brigham^,  b.  and  d.  1885. 

349  TIMOTHY^,  son  of  Phineas^  and  Susanna  (Howe)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  8  Feb.,  1786;  died  in  Granville, 
Pa.,  24  Aug.,  1829;  married  (1)  Patty  Damon;  married  (2),  12 
Oct.,  1820,  Abigail  Mason,  who  died  in  Smithfield,  Pa.,  7  June, 
1857.     He  was  a  farmer. 

Children  (by  first  wife): 

638  i  Ebenezer  Damon%  b.  in  GranviUe,  15  Feb.,  1808. 

639  ii  George,  b.  in  Smithfield,  16  Oct.,  1809. 

iii  Mary  Ann,  m.  Andrew  Swain,  and  had  several  children. 

640  iv  Phineas,  b.  in  Smithfield,  22  Jan.,  1815. 

V  Timothy. 

vi  Joseph,  m. — .    Ch.: 

1  Julia^,  m.  Charles  Beach;    d.  s.  p. 

2  Clayton,  m.  ;    had  one  son  who  res.  N.  Y.  State. 

Children  (by  second  wife),  born  in  Granville: 

vii  Harriet,  b.  4  Aug.,  1821;    d.  in  Burlington,  Pa.,  April,  1859;    m. 

Charles  Taylor, 
viii  Addison  M.,  b.  24  Feb.,  1823;    d.  in  Leroy,  Pa.,  Sept.,  1883;    m. 
Jane  Carr;    a  farmer. 


641  ix  Henry   C,   b.   24   March,    1835. 

X  Charles    B.,   b.    6    Dec,    1826;     d.    in    Smithfield,   May,    1884;     m. 
Lucilia  Beach;    he  was  a  farmer. 

642  xi  Horace  A.,  b.  29  May,  1828. 

350  PHINEAS^  son  of  Phineas^  and  Susanna  (Howe)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  31  Dec,  1787;  died  in  Madison,  N. 
Y.,  17  Sept.,  1852;  married  18  Feb.,  1809,  Susan  Ames,  bom  in 
Buckland,  Mass.,  11  March,  1792;  died  in  Hamilton,  N.  Y.,  4  April, 
1876.  He  removed  in  1810  to  ^ Eaton,  N.  Y.,  and  also  resided  in 
Morrisville  and  Madison,  N.  Y. 

Children,  the   eldest   born  in  Southboro,  the  next  5  in  Eaton,  amd  the 
youngest  in  Madison: 

643  i  Lucy%  b.  18  Nov.,  1810. 

644  11  Lucius,  b.  25  July,  1812. 

Ill  Mary,  b.  12  Aug.,  1814;    d.  4  April,  1830. 

645  Iv  Horace  Ames,  b.  14  Oct.,  1817. 

V  Emily,  b.  16  Nov.,  1819;  m.  Leonard  Homes  (see  643). 
vl  George  Howe  (Rev.),  b.  13  Aug.,  1823;  m.  1853,  Eliza  A.  Perry; 
grad.  from  Hamilton  Coll.;  from  Theological  Seminary  in  1853; 
was  a  clerg}rman  in  Central  New  York  for  17  years;  23  years 
Dist.  Secy,  of  the  American  Baptist  Missionary  Union;  res.  s.  p., 
Cortland,  N.  Y. 

646  vii  Edwin  Pierson  (Rev.),  b.  11  Aug.,  1828. 

351  SOPHIA",   daughter    of    Phineas^    and   Susanna    (Howe) 

Brigham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  5  May,  1792;  died  ; 

married  Elijah  Williams  of  Cazenovia,  ,N.  Y. 

Child  {Williams),  born  in  Cazenovia: 

1  (Rev.)  Dwighf,  b.  28  April,  1826;  d.  13  June,  1898;  m.  1855, 
Keziah  E.  Lane  of  New  Hartford,  N.  Y.;  licensed  to  preach,  1850, 
by  the  M.  E.  Church;  held  several  charges  on  Litchfield  Circuit, 
and  others;  his  health  was  frail  and  he  had  to  take  vacations;  an 
abolitionist  and  prohibitionist,  he  was  N.  Y.  State  Secy,  for  the 
party  candidate  in  1873;  was  Asst.  Editor  of  the  Northern 
Christian  Advocate,  and  edited  The  Watchword;  published  2 
volumes  of  verse,  The  Beautiful  City,  in  1876,  and  Mother  of 
the  Wonderful,  in  1887;  he  was  an  idealist,  and  a  writer  of 
numerous  booklets,  hymns,  songs,  etc.  He  was  interested  in 
the  B.  F.  A.,  and  wrote  and  sent  copies  of  poem  "  Brigham  "  for 
the  Worcester  Reunion,  of  which  the  following  is  the  first  stanza: 

"  Hail,  sons  of  Brigham !    Loyal  stock  ! 

A  chapter  in  our  story, 
Whose  genesis  is  Plymouth  Rock, 

Its  chivalry   and  glory; 
Hail,  daughters  of  a  sturdy  band, 

Who  faced  the  sunset  beauty. 
To  build  their  altars  long  to  stand. 

Dear  shrines  of  love  and  duty." 

Ch.    (Williams): 
1  Susan  B?;    2  Prof.  Dwight,  Jr.,  of  Cazenovia;    3  Dau.    (Mrs. 
Vernon  Bartow)  ;    4  Child,  d.  y. 

302     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

352  GEORGE  HOWE%  son  of  Phineas^  and  Susanna  (Howe) 

Brigham;  born  in  Southboro,  Mass.,  14  Dec,  1799;. died  in  Chicago, 

1882;  married  Sally  Maria,  daughter  of  Deacon  Evarts  of  Auburn, 

N.  Y.;  born, 24  March,  1804;  died  1880.     Resided  in  Auburn. 


i  Caroline  Matilda^  b.  9  March,  1822;    d.  June,  1826. 
ii  Charles   Philip,  b.   5  July,   1823;    m.  3  Sept.,   1850,   Loraina  Bur- 
dick,  b.  29  Sept.,  1827;    d.  1899.     Ch.: 

1  Alice\  b.  27  Dec,  1851. 

2  Mary,  b.  17  June,  1855. 

3  Clara,  b.  28  March,  1862;  d.  May,  1886. 
iii  Mary  Jane,  b.  2  Jan.,  1825;  d.  July,  1826. 
iv  Mary  Matilda,  b.  9  Aug.,  1826;    living  in  1905. 

V  Caroline  Matilda,  b.  28  Dec,  1828;    d.  4  July,  1829. 
vi  George  Fitch,  b.  5   Oct.,  1830;    m.  Maria  Jones;    res.  15  Lincoln 
Ave.,   Freeport,   111.     Ch.: 
1   William  H.\  b.   24   Aug.,   1857. 
vii  James   Rollins,  b.   12  Oct.,   1832;    m.  31   Dec,  1861,  Maria  Parks, 
b.  17  April,  1844.    Ch.: 

1  George  H?,  b.  6  Marcl^  1866;    d.  21  Aug.,  1893. 

2  James  R.,  Jr.,  b.  28  Nov.,  1869. 

3  Frederick  W.,  b.  10  June,  1878. 

viii  Willian*  Oscar,  b.  IT  Dec,  1833;  m.  27  Nov.,  1856,  Ann  Eliza, 
dau.  of  Seymour  and  Dorcas  (Higgins)  Scoville;  b.  15  April, 
1836;    res.  Toledo,  O.     Ch.: 

1  Frank   Seymour^,   b.   5   June,    1858. 

2  Williami  Oscar,  Jr.,  b.  in  Auburn,  N.  Y.,  14  June,  1864;  m. 
21  Oct.,  1896,  Ida  May  Herman,  b.  in  Laselle,  Mich.,  4  Dec, 
1867;  res.  Toledo.  Ch.:  i  Herman  Corless',  b.  25  Nov.,  1897; 
ii  Verne  Elsworth,  b.  22  Sept.,  1902. 

3  Alice  Eliza,  b.  9  Feb.,  1870. 

ix  Dudley  E.,  b.  12  Oct.,  1838;    d.  21  Nov.,  1841. 

353  SALMON*',  son  of  Phineas^  and  Susanna  (Howe)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  Eaton,  N.  Y.,  15  July,  1805;  died  in  Madison,  N.  Y., 
24  Jan.,  1890;  married,  24  March,  1831,  Mary  Ann,  daughter  of 
Oliver  Sumner;  born  in  Eaton,  13  April,  1812;  died  in  Madison,  29 
June,  1887.     He  lived  in  Eaton  and  Madison. 

Children,  the  6  elder  born  in  Eaton,  others  in  Madison: 

i  Oliver  Sumner',  b.  16  Feb.,  1832;  d.  in  Madison,  24  June,  1866;  m. 
9   Sept.,   1862,   Virginia,  dau.   of   Daniel  Livermore;     b.    15   Sept., 
1839;     d.    13   Feb.,   1874.     Ch.: 
1  Harry  Blossom^,  b.   in  Madison,  20  Dec,   1864;    d.   19   March, 
ii  Susan   Howe,  b.   3   March,   1834;     d.   5   Aug.,   1896;     m.   25   June, 
1855,   Henry   Martin  Blossom  of  St.   Louis,   Mo.     Ch.    (Blossom), 
b.  in  St.  Louis: 

1  Edmund  Dwight^,  b.  7  July,  1856. 

2  Russell  Nelson,  h.  22  June,  1859;    d.  1  Feb.,  1897. 

3  May,  b.  28  Sept.,  1861;  m.  3  Nov.,  1886,  Thomas  Chandler 

4  Susan  Sumner,  h.  25  July,  1864. 

5  Henry  M.,  Jr.,  b.  10  May,  1866. 


647     iii  Orlando  L.,  b.  19  Dec,  1835. 

iv  Dwight  W.,  b.  10  June,  1838;    d.  38  July,  1851. 
V  Caroline  M.,  b.  30  Jan.,  1840;    d.  28  Jan.,  1851. 
vi  Mary    Wattles,    b.    29    May,    1842;     m.    20    Sept.,    1865,    Sanford 
Gillette  Scarritt  of  St.   Louis.     Ch.    (Scarritt) : 

1  Charlotte  Mary\  b.  27  Oct.,  1866;  m.  14  Nov.,  189 1,  Charles 
Marie  de  Bremond.  Ch.  (De  Bremond):  i  Mary  Louise',  b. 
14  Dec,  1897;    ii  Edith  Antoine,  b.  21  March,  1900. 

2  Edith  Agnes,  b.  5  June,  1870;  m.  22  Jan.,  1895,  Edmund 
Arthur  Manny.  Ch.  (Manny) :  i  Edmund  Scarritt',  b.  18 
Sept.,  1897;    ii  Mary  Sanford,  b.  29  March,  1904. 

3  Daisy,  b.  9  April,  1872;    d.  9  May,  1876. 

vii  Harriet  Sophia,  b.  21  July,  1844;    m.  25  July,  1872,  Marcus  Dixon 
Dodd  of  St.  Louis.     Ch.   (Dodd) : 

1  Agnes\  b.  8  May,  1873;  m.  8  May,  1900,  Thomas  T,  Richards. 
Ch.  (Richards):   Eleanor',  b.  12  July,  1902. 

2  Florence,  b.  2  Oct.,  1874. 

3  Grace,  b.  5  April,  1877. 

4  Helen,  b.   16   Oct.,   1878. 

5  Ruth,  b.  3  Aug.,  1880. 

6  Samuel  M.,  b.  28  Aug.,  1882. 

7  Marcus  D.,  b.  28  Jan.,  1888. 

8  Randall,  b.   27   Dec,   1889. 

viii  Ellen  Elizabeth,  b.  9  May,  1846;    m.  30  Sept.,  1865,  Daniel  Liver- 
more  of  Sangerfield,  N.  Y.    Ch.  (Livermore): 

1  Katherine  Ella\  b.  26  Sept.,  1866. 

2  Dam'eZ  ^Toward,  b.  28  Sept.,  1868;  m.  Helen  Hale  Ch.:  How- 
ard Jerome',  b.  28  April,  1893. 

3  Mary  Virginia,  b.  16  Oct.,  1873;  m.  Herbert  Ray  Burgess. 
Ch.  (Burgess):  i  Daniel  L.»,  b.  19  June,  1896;  ii  Jane,  b.  13 
Oct.,  1898;  iii  Herbert  R.,  b.  12  Aug.,  1900;  iv  Katherine, 
b.  21  July,  1901. 

4  Harry  Brigham,   b.    19   Sept.,   1875. 

5  Agnes  Sumner,  b.  15  March,  1879;  m.  Murray  Moore  Storke. 
Ch.   (Storke):    Elliot  Gray',  b.  7  Sept.,  1900. 

ix  Arthur   L.,  b.  2   Nov.,   1849;    m.   15  Jan.,   1872;     Minnie  E.,  dau. 
of  Da%'id  Z.  Brockett;    b.  20  April,  1854;    res.  Madison.     Ch.: 

1  Hattie  E.^  b.  20  March,  1873. 

2  Faith  Crosby,  b.  9  July,  1882. 

X  Agnes  L.,  b.  2  Nov.,  1849;    m.  15  Dec,  1881,  Jay  W.  Coolidge  of 

Denver,  Colo, 
xi  Delivan  Dwight,  b.  5  May,  1852;    d.  23  March,  1857. 

354     ASHBEL«,  son  of  Ashbel  SamueP  and  Persis   (Brigham) 
Brigham;   born  in   Marlboro,  Mass.,   1    July,   1800;  died  there   10 
Oct.,   1861;  married   Lydia   H.,  daughter  of  Oliver   Russell,  born 
23  Dec.,  1795;  died  1  April,  1888,  in,  or  near  Worcester,  Mass. 
Children,  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Maria    Elizabeth',    b.     17    Oct.,    1821;      m.    Aug.,    1847,    Edward 
Forbes   Barnes,   M.   D.,   grandson   of   170;   b.    1809;   d.    1878;   was 
grad.    Harvard   Coll.,   1838;   res.   Marlboro.     Ch.    (Barnes),   b.   in 
1  Elizabeth  Forbes\  b.  1848;    d.  1869. 

(Josephine  A.,  whom  they  adopted,  was  b.  1870;    ra.  , 

and  d.  1904. 

304     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

ii  Olive  C,  b.  29  Nov.,  1833;  m.  3  May,  1846,  Charles  L.  Fay,  son 
of  408;  b.  in  Marlboro,  29  Sept.,  1822;  d.  26  March,  1897,  in 
Marlboro.     Ch.   (Fay),  b.  in  Marlboro: 

1  Henrietta  Adrian^,  b.  5  April,  1847;    m.  Herbert  Hudson.     Ch. 
(Hudson):    Lewis'. 

2  Mary   Frances,   b.    23   July,   1852;     m.    Samuel    P.    Cannell   of 
Everett,  Mass. 

3  Charlotte  Sophia,  b.  23  June,  and  d.  2  Oct.,   1854. 
iii  Nahum  B.,  b.  21  Oct.,  1825. 

iv  Mary  J.,  b.  31  Dec,  1827;  m.  in  Lancaster,  26  Sept.,  1849,  Charles 
B.  Russell  of  Marlboro. 

V  Ann  Janette,  b.  7  April,  1830;  m.  1850,  George  W.  Loud  of 
Randolph,  Mass.,  b.  1828;    d.  1875. 

vi  George  Winslow,  b.  9  Nov.,  1832;  d.  in  Boston,  5  Aug.,  1898;  m. 
28  Dec,  1857,  Joanna  H.  Claflin  of  Holliston,  Mass.;  res.  Wor- 
cester.    Ch. : 

1  William  F.^  b.  1  Dec,  1858;    d.  15  March,  1878. 

2  John  C,  b.  6  Aug.,  1860  ;  d.  9  Oct.,  1861. 

vii  Charles    L.,   b.    9    Nov.,    1838;     m.    Martha   Washington,    probably 
dau.  of  Jonathan   Brigham,  grandson  of  83. 

355  VARNU]\P,  son  of  Ashbel  SamueP  and  Persis  (Brigham) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  ,8  July,  1802;  died  in  West- 
boro,  25  July,  1848;  married  June,  1824,  Mary  D.,  daughter  of 
John  Bigelow  of  Charlton,  Mass.;, born  there,  4  April,  1807;  died 
in  Chicopee,  Mass.,  6  March,  1873.  Resided  in  Worcester,  where 
he  was  the  first  merchant  tailor. 


i  Persis  P.',  b.  1  Aug.,  1825;    d.  4  Jan.,  1851. 
il  Mary  J.,  b.  14  June,  1827;    d.  25  Sept.,  1857. 
iii  Calvin  L.,  b.  8  Sept.,  1828;    d.  15  Oct.,  1850. 
iv  Sarah  J.,  b.  23  Sept.,  1830;    d.   s.  p.,  23  Jan.,   1856;    m.   William 

V  Varnum  B.,  b.  21  Feb.,  1833;    m.  Cate  Harris.     Ch.: 

1   Varnnm  Charle.f^,  res.  Worcester, 
vi  Emery  P.,  b.  18  Jan.,  1835;    d.  Jan.,  1835. 

vii  Mary  L.,  b.  18  May,  1836;  d.  in  Providence,  R.  I.,  s.  p.,  1872; 
m.  (1)  John  H.  Robinson,  who  d. ;  m.  (2)  James  Chaffee.  Ch. 
(Robinson) : 
1  Willie  H.^,  d.  j. 
viii  Frances  Felicia,  b.  in  Worcester,  3  Sept.,  1838;  d.  24  May,  1900; 
m.  Nathaniel  Fenner  Hopkins,  b.  4  Feb.,  1838;  res.  Salem,  Mass, 
Ch.   (Hopkins): 

1  Clarence  B.\  b.  4  July,  1862;    d.  5  July,  1865. 

2  Martha  Amelia,  b.   18  Feb.,   1865;    m.   Charles   H.   Kaler.     Ch. 
(Kaler):    i  Carrie  F.'';    ii  Herbert  H. 

3  Maude  Frances,  b.  30  March,  1867. 

4  Florence  Evelyn,  b.  1  Oct.,  1868;    res.  Salem,  Mass. 

5  Stella,  b.  17  June,  1870. 

ix  Martha   A.,   b.   25   July,   1840;     d.    s.   p.,   1864;     m.   George   Shat- 

X  John  A.,  b.  18  Sept.,  1843;    d.  2  Aug.,  1854. 


xi  Abby  H.,  b.  31  Dec,  1845;    m.  1865,  Horace  M.  Emerson,  who  d, 
1881.      Ch.    (Emerson) : 
1  Mary  D.\  b.  1866;    m.  Walter  E.  Dyer.    Ch.  (Dyer):    i  Abby'; 

ii  Jennie. 
3  Oliver  M.,  b.  1869. 

356  CHARLES%  son  of  Ashbel  SamueP  and  Persis  (Brigham) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro^  Mass.,  26  Sept.,  1806;  married  Mary 
Jane  Day;  born  23  Feb.,  1810.     Probably  resided  in  Philadelphia. 

Children : 

i  Harriet  J.',  b.  2  July,  1830. 

ii  Eleanora,  b.  2  Dec,  1831. 
iii  Charles  E.,  b.  12  Oct.,  1833. 
iv  George  F.,  b.  28  Feb.,   1835. 

V  Mary  E.,  b.  3  March,  1837;    res.  Philadelphia, 
vi  Joseph  D.,  b.  27  Jan.,  1838, 
vii  John  D.,  b.  15  Sept.,  1840. 
viii  Ashbel  S.,  b.  18  Sept.,  1842. 
ix  Thomas  T.,  b.  3  March,   1847. 

X  William  L.,  b.  15  Jan.,  1849. 

357  MARY*',  daughter  of  Ashbel  SamueP  and  Persis  (Brig- 
ham) Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  21  March,  1815;  died  in 
Providence,  R.  I.,  30  April,  1879;  married,  7  May,  1834,  Jonathan 
Jenks,  born  in  Brookfield,  Mass.,  S.Jan.,  1811;  died  in  Providence, 
8  Oct.,  1885.  He  was  a  direct  descendant  of  Roger  Williams  in 
the  7th  generation;  the  emigrant  Jenks  was  an  inventor,  and  had 
the  first  patent  in  this  country;  he  made  the  dies  for  coining  the 
"  Pine  Tree  "  shilling,  and  built  the  first  fire  engine  in  America; 
came  from  Hammersmith,  ,Eng. 

They  moved  to  Providence  in  1839,  where  he  was  a  merchant. 
She  was  a  woman  of  sterling  character,  whose  influence  wiU  be  felt 
for  many  generations. 

Children    (Jenks)  : 

i  Charles    Brigham',    b.    in    Springfield,    Mass.,    27    Jan.,    1836;     d. 
19    April,    1903,   in    Providence,   where    a   merchant;     m.    9    Dec, 
1863,  Amelia  Peabody  of  Newport,  R.  I.,  b.  25  Dec,  1843.     Ch., 
b.  in  P.: 
1  Arthur  Peabody^  b.  14  Dec,  1865;    d.  24  Nov.,  1869. 
3  Richard  Peabody,  b.  28  May,  1870. 
3  Vincent  Wait,  b.  22  Oct.,  1872;    d.  4  Aug.,  1873. 
ii  Adelaide    Persis,    b.    20    Nov.,    1839;     m.    14    Dec,    1864,    Edward 
A.    Peabodie,   wool   merchant   of   Providence;     b.   29   Sept.,   1825; 
d.  26  Dec,  1892.     Ch.   (Peabodie): 
1  Mary  Blanche^  b.  19  Sept.,  1866;    d.  24  Sept.,  1866. 
iii  William  Samuel,  b.   23  Jan.,   1842;    m.   14  June,   1865,  Martha   I. 
Kingsley;    b.   Aug.,   1840.     Ch.: 
1  Harry  Kingsley^;    2  Frederick  Augustus. 
iv  Abby   Mallard,  b.   25   June,    1844;     m.   29   March,   1865,  Eliphalet 
I.   Armington,  b.   in   Seekonk,  Mass.,   30  June,   1841 ;    was  in  the 
Civil  War  nine  months;    res.  Dorchester.     Ch.  (Armington): 

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1  Edith  Blanche^,  b.  18  Dec,  1866;  d.  in  P.,  R.  I.,  21  Aug., 
1903;  m.  18  Apr.,  1887,  Ralph  F.  Ketchum,  b.  in  St.  John, 
N.  B.,  12  April,  1866.  Ch.  (Ketchum):  Eleanor  Armington», 
b.  5  March,   1888. 

2  Betsey  Brigham,  b.  in  Everett,  Mass.,  15  April,  1877;  m.  25 
June,  1903,  Herman  K.  Higgins. 

V  Caroline  Harrington,  b.  19  Nov.,  1846;  d.  1  Aug.,  1900;  m.  3 
Nov.,  1886,  Rich.  W.  Pinney,  b.  in  Springfield,  Mass.,  Dec,  1846; 
res.  there. 

358  ARTEMAS®  son  of  LovewelP  and  Betty  (Rice)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro,  27  April,  1796;  died  25  Jan.,  1839;  married  Mary- 
Ann,  daughter  of  Aaron  Arnold,  who  died  5  Sept.,  1838,  ae.  31. 

Children,  horn  in  Marlboro : 

i  William  H.%  b.   18  Aug.,  1831;    probably  had  ch.: 

1  Alfred^,  who  m.  Elizabeth  Barnes,  granddaughter  of  395. 
ii  Lydia  A.,  b.  28  Dec,  1833;    d.  1  Oct.,  1834. 

648  iii  John   Baker,  b.   11   Aug.,   1835. 

iv  Mary  S.,  b.  25  Feb.,  1837;    m.  D.  O.  Frost  of  Saxonville,  Mass. 

359  CAPT.  FRANCIS%  son  of  Ivory^  and  Sally  (Wilkins) 
Brigham;  born  in  Marlboro,  Mass.,  12  April,  1813;  died  in  Hudson, 
Mass.,  7  Dec.,  1880;  married  (1),  5  Jan.,  1835,  Sophia,  daughter 
of  Francis  Gleason;  born  18  April,  1814<;  died, 31  Aug.,  1845;  mar- 
ried (2)  Emily  N.  Houghton,  who  died  6  Dec,  1855;  married  (3) 
24  May,  1856,  Persis  E.  Watkins,  born  20  May,  1818;  died  22 
June,  1886. 

He  resided  in  Feltonville,  now  Hudson,  where  he  founded  the 
firm  of  F.  Brigham  &  Co.,  shoe  manufacturers,  erecting  a  very 
complete  factory  on  part  of  the  fine  waterpower  which  he  owned. 
In  1861,  although  there  were  17  shoe  shops  in  ,the  place,  his  was 
the  principal  one  and  he  employed  300  men.  They  made  large 
quantities  of  shoes  for  soldiers  in  the  Civil  War.  To-day,  the  firm 
of  F.  Brigham  &  Gregory  Co.,  is  the  oldest  shoe  manufacturing 
concern  in  the  United  States,  with  large  facilities.  Was  selectman 
for  Marlboro  1846-1847;  Representative,  1850-1852. 
Children   (by  first  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 

i  Francis  D.',  b.  27  Oct.,  1835;    d.  20  Sept.,  1836. 

649  ii  Rufus  H.,  b.  9  June,  1837. 

iii  Wilbur  F.,  b.  9  April,  1839;  d.  unm.,  13  Nov.,  1901.  Educated 
at  Monson  Academy  and  learned  his  father's  business  in  all  its 
details;  was  in  the  Civil  War  100  days,  and  prevented  from 
further  service  by  poor  eyesight;  an  active  worker  in  the  tem- 
perance cause,  and  supporter  of  the  Baptist  church.  In  1865 
went  into  business  with  his  father  and  became  Vice-President  of 
the  F.  Brigham  &  Gregory  Shoe  Co. 

iv  Capt.  William  F.,  twin  to  Wilbur,  enlisted  6  Aug.,  1862,  and 
d.  in  the  hospital  in  Annapolis,  Md.,  6  Feb.,  1865;  was  in  the 
battles  of  Fredericksburg  and  Vicksburg;  was  a  remarkable 
mathematician,   with   good   powers   of   oratory,   and   known   in   his 


youth  as  the  "  Eloquent   Brigham,"  taking  part  in  many  debates 
with  older  and  riper  men,  and  showing  unusual  ability. 
650      V  Waldo  B.,  b.  23  June,  1841. 

vi  Laura   S.,   b.    14   Sept.,    1843;     m.    Charles   A.   Wood   of   Hudson, 
and  d. 
Children  {by  second  wife),  born  in  Marlboro: 
vii  Infant,  b.  Jan.,   1853;    d.  y. 
viii  Ida  M.,  b.  6  April,  1855. 

360  CHARLES%  son  of  Ivory^  and  Sally  (Wilkins)  Brigham; 
born  in  Marlboro^  Mass.,jll  Dec,  1815;  died  in  Hudson,  Mass.,  2 
Jan.,  1899;  married,  5  Oct.,  1841,  Sarah  H.  Barnard;  born  in 
Harvard,  Mass.,  30  July,  1820;  died  .30  July,  1880. 

Mr.  Brigham  was  one  of  the  last  survivors  of  the  sixth  genera- 

ation  of  Brighams.     He  was  a  farmer  and  contractor.     Was  assessor 

in   Marlboro   in   1849,  and   for  many  years   overseer  of  the  poor. 

Was   a   great   temperance   laborer   and   an   anti-slavery   man;   verv 

public   spirited   and  one  of  the   founders   and  leading  men  in  the 

Unitarian  church. 

Children,  born  in  Feltonville : 

i  Charles  G.^  b.  9  July,  1842;  res.  unm.,  in  Hudson;  in  the  Navy 
in  1862,  in  the  South  Atlantic,  on  the  Ino;  then  in  the  Light 
Battery  in  Virginia. 
ii  Warren  S.,  b.  14  Jan.,  1844;  d.  19  Feb.,  1904;  res.  Marlboro, 
and  Randsburg,  Cal.;  m.  Isabella  S.  Leighton  of  Marlboro,  who 
d.  14  Nov.,  1875.     Ch.: 

1  Lena  Isabella^,  b.  11  March,  1872;  m.  24  Nov.,  1892,  Carl  L. 
Hanson,  b.  in  Sweden,  1863;  res.  Los  Angeles,  Cal.  Ch. 
(Hanson):  i  Charles  L.»,  b.  11  March,  1894;  ii  Irma  I.,  b.  1 
April,  1897;    iii  Leighton  J.,  b.  18  Sept.,  1903. 

2  Cora,  m.  Howe  of  No.   Adams,  Mass. 

3  Ralph  W.,  m. ;    has  1  ch. ;    res.  Bakersfield,  Cal. 

4  Grace,  m. ;    res.  Los  Angeles. 

5  Leslie,   res.   unm.,   Los   Angeles. 

iii  Sarah  L.,  b.  26  June,  1845;    m.  Everett  Hussey  of  Hudson.     Ch. 

(Hussey) : 

1  Harry  E.\  grad.  Tufts  College;    res.  s.  p.,  Pittsfteld,  Mass. 
iv  Francis    W.,   b.   in    Hudson;     m.   ;     a   farmer,   res. 

Hudson.     Ch. : 

1  Cliford^,  m. ;    4  ch. 

2  Irvine/,  m.  s.  p. 

v  Harriet  H.,  d.  30  Aug.,  1860,  ae.  10. 

vi  Caleb  B.,  res.  s.  p.,  Hudson, 

vii  Horace,  b.  12  June,  1857;    d.  30  Dec,  1861. 

viii  Infant,  twin  to  Horace;    d.  y. 

361  ARTEMAS  WARD%  son  of  Artemas^  and  Mary  (Cornish) 
Brigham;  born  in  New  Marlboro,  Mass.,  25  Dec,  1781;  married, 
5  Feb.,  1814,  Sophia  Phelps  of  Chatham,  N.  Y.  Resided  in  West- 
moreland, Oneida  Co.,  N.  Y.,  but  we  are  not  informed  as  to  his 
later  years  and  time  of  death. 

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Children,  born  in  Westmoreland: 

i  Origen  S/,  b.   15  March,  1815;    d,  24  Dec.,  1850;    m.  Sept.,  1842, 
Frances  E.  Waterman  of  Troy,  N.  Y.     Ch.: 
1  Adeline  F.^  b.  20  May,  1846,  in  Troy, 
ii  Austin  P.,  b.  18  Sept.,  1819;    d.  3  May,  1822,  in  "Westmoreland. 
651     iii  Edwin  W.,  b.  4  Feb.,  1825. 

362  BETSEY%  daughter,  of  Artemas^  and  Mary  (Cornish) 
Brigham;  born  in  New  Marlboro,  Mass.;  died  in  Clinton,  N.  Y.; 
married,  Harvey,  son  of  Walter  Pollard  of  Clinton. 

Children    (Pollard),  born  in  Clinton: 

i  H.  Franklin',  b.  28  April,  1816;    d.   in  Verona,   N.  Y.,  22  Dec, 

1862;     was    a   dwarf, 
ii  Mary  Eleanor,  b.  21  June,  1819;    d.  in  Hartland,  N.  Y.,  7  Jan., 
1887;    m.  29  Oct.,  1845,  Levi  H.,  son  of  David  IngersoU  of  Clinton; 
moved  to  Middleport,  N.  Y.     Ch.  (IngersoU),  b.  in  Middleport: 

1  Ella  Mary\  b.  21  April,  1849;    d.  26  Sept.,  1849. 

2  Henry  Brigham,  b.  6  Dec,  1852;    res.  Hartland;    m.  25  Sept., 
1875,  . 

iii  Martha  Ann,  b.  5  May,  1823;  m.  22  July,  1846,  Parsons  S.,  son 
of  Rev.  Rufus  Pratt;  res.  Dorset,  Vt.  Ch.  (Pratt),  the  second 
and  third  b.  in  Winfield,  N.  Y.: 

1  Anna  Serena^,  b.  in  Niles,   Mich.,  20  Jan.,   1848;    d.   unm.,  25 
Nov.,  1865. 

2  Carrie    Guyon,   b.    24    Aug.,    1849;     m.    Charles    B.    Gilbert   of 
Dorset,  Vt.;    6  ch. 

S  Ada  Martha,  b.   13  July,   1852;    ra.   John  Sherman  of  Dorset, 

Vt.;    4   ch. 
4  Bertha  Mary,  b.  in  Dorset,  8  Aug.,  1858;    d.  4  Feb.,  1904. 
iv  James  Harvey,  b.  3  July,  1832;    m.   (1)   31  March,  1856,  Lorania 
Ely;    m.  (2)  4  Aug.,  1882,  Mrs.  Mary  A.  La  Due;    was  in  Serroll's 
Eng.    Corps,   Civil   War;     res.    Middleport,    N.   Y.      Ch.    (by   first 
wife) : 

1  Floyd\  b.  19  Dec,  1857. 
Ch.   (by  second  wife)  : 

2  Martha  Eleanor,  b.  5  July,  1884. 

363  REV.  JOHN  CLARK%  D.  D.,  son  of  John^  and  Phebe 
(Clark)  Brigham;  born  in  New  Marlboro,  Mass.,  10  Feb.,  1794; 
died  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  10  Aug.,  1862;  married,  23  Aug.,  1840, 
Maria  E.  Evertson;  born  in  New , York  City,  5  Feb.,  1811;  died  in 
Brooklyn,  10  Dec,  1864. 

Dr.  Brigham  was  graduated  A.  B.  from  Williams  College  in  1819; 
completed  his  course  at  Andover  Theological  Seminary  in  1822. 
He  spent  four  years  in  South  America  and  Mexico  at  the  suggestion 
of  the  A.  B.  F.  M.,  studying  religious  conditions;  as  a  result, 
Protestant  chaplaincies ,  were  established  in  Rio  Janeiro  and  other 
centers.  Returning  home  in  1826,  became  Corresponding  Secretary 
of  the  Am.  Bible  Society,  being  the  first  secretary  appointed  to 
give  all  his  time  to  the  work;  held  this  position  until  1862  with 
singular    ability    and    success.      Largely   through   his    influence   the 


present  Bible  House  in   New  York  was  erected.     He  received  the 
degree  of  D.  D.  from  Andover^  in  1832. 

Children,  born  in  Brooklyn: 

i  John  Cotton',  b.  18  Sept.,  1841;    d.  Sept.,  1843. 
ii  EUza  Roosevelt,  b.  27  Dec,  1842;    d.  unm.,  13  Oct.,  1890. 

652  iii  Walter  Evertson,  b.   14  March,  1845. 

iv  Mary  Douglass,  b.  18  Sept.,  1847;  m.  21  Dec,  1869,  John  Henry 
Cooke,  b.  in  Litchfield,  Conn.,  11  Nov.,  1843;  he  engaged  in 
business,  and  res.  retired  in  Brooklyn.  Ch.  (Cooke),  b.  in  Brook- 

1  Adelaide^,  b.  3  Oct.,  1870;  m.  14  March,  1900,  John  Sayres, 
b.  in  B.,  6  Feb.,  1875;  res.  Brooklyn.  Ch.  (Sayres),  b.  in  B.: 
i  Clinton*,  b.  23  March,  1903;  ii  Philip  Isham,  b.  28  Sept., 

2  May  Roosevelt,  b.  11  Nov.,  1882. 

653  V  Amariah  Ward,  b.  14  Oct.,  1850. 

vi  John  Knox,  b.  29  Jan.,  1854;  was  grad.  Univ.  City  of  New  York, 
1873,  A.  B.;  P.  B.  K.,  4th  honor,  3d  fellow;  studied  architec- 
ture; was  in  business  as  designer  and  importer  and  contractor 
in  N.  Y.  City  until  appointed  Inspector  in  Bureau  of  Water 
Purveyors  in  1890,  and  Clerk  in  Bureau  of  Water  Register  in 
1894;  res.  unm..  New  York  City;  is  now  engaged  in  mercantile 

vii  Antoinette  Gibson,  b.  29   April,   1856;    m.  30  Sept.,   1886,  James 
Burling  Hopper,  b.  in  Paterson,  N.  J.,  19  Feb.,  1851;  d.  in  El 
Paso,  Texas,  14  March,  1901.     Ch.  (Hopper),  b.  in  Brooklyn: 
1  Louise  Roosevelt^,  b.  31  July,  1887, 

364  HARRY®,  son  of  John^  and  Phebe  (Clark)  Brigham;  born 
in  New  Marlboro,  Mass.,  19  June,  1796;  died  in  Chatham,  N.  Y., 
16  Oct.,  1864;  married,  18  Jan.,  1827,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Alex- 
ander Bowman;  born  in  Chatham,  1  Feb.,  1808;  died  in  Jersey  City, 
30  Nov.,  1885. 

Children,  born  in  Chatham: 

i  Phebe  Ann',  b.  11  June,  1829;  a  teacher  for  forty  years;  prin- 
cipal of  No.  1  School,  Bergen,  N.  J.;  d.  unm.,  Stamford,  N.  Y., 
27  May,  1903. 

654  ii  Lewis  Alexander,  b.  2  Jan.,  1831. 

655  iii  John  Calvin,  b.  15  Aug.,  1883. 

365  DR.  AMARIAH®,  son  of  John''  and  Phebe  (Clark)  Brig- 
ham;  born  in  New  Marlboro,  Mass.,, 26  Dec.,  1798;  died  8  Sept., 
1849,  in  Utica,  N.  Y.;  married,  23  Jan.,  1833,  Susan  Root  of 
Greenfield,  Mass.;  born  ^23  Aug.,  1811;  died  12  Nov.,  1896.  He 
went  with  his  father  to  Chatham,  N.  Y.,  in  1805. 

After  early  hardships  he  began  to  practice  medicine  in  Enfield, 
Mass.,  soon  after  reaching  his  majority,  and  then  went  to  Green- 
field and  established  himself  in  competition  with  practitioners  of 
age  and  established   reputation.      He  became   eminent  in  his  pro- 

310     THE    HISTORY    OF    THE    BRIGHAM    FAMILY 

fession  in  Massachusetts  and  in  Hartford,  Conn.,  where  he  began 
to  practice  in  1831  after  a  year  abroad.  He  regarded  infant 
schools  and  religious  revivals  .as  frequent  inducers  of  insanity. 
His  little  volume  "  Influences  of  Mental  Cultivation  on  Health  " 
and  his  later  works,  "  Influences  of  Religion  on  the  Health  and 
Physical  Welfare  of  Mankind,"  were  in  advance  of  their  time; 
they  are  behi